A new study combs through the factors that can promote wildfires in California, and concludes that in many cases, warming climate is the decisive driver.
Natural Disasters Archives - State of the Planet
We have reason to question the competence and readiness of the federal government after over two years of amateurish, chaotic and dominantly political presidential leadership.
A recent study finds that you don’t need to be an expert to gather information that aids disaster prediction and response.
The impacts of climate change don’t always come one at a time. A recent workshop focused on what’s needed to predict and adapt when multiple climate-related disasters happen simultaneously.
A new study finds that as air circulation patterns change with the climate, coastal states could get hit with stronger hurricanes.
Lamont’s Radley Horton explains that enhanced forecasts and better communication can reduce climate risks and create new economic opportunities.
A new book, the second in a series of primers with the Earth Institute imprint, provides an interdisciplinary overview drought, bringing together many fields including climate science, hydrology and ecology.
A new study is the first to untangle the effects of volcanic eruptions and El Niño events on hurricane patterns.
Midwestern floods, Western forest fires, and coastal hurricanes are creating a call for climate resilient infrastructure. The Green New Deal is a way to respond to that demand.
Biodiversity could suffer as result, and more carbon could be added to the atmosphere.