Climate scientist Suzana Camargo shares some cautionary words.
Natural Disasters Archives - State of the Planet
Major cyclone landfalls in this region are rare, but they could become more common and more dangerous under climate change.
Geoscientists estimate that a mountain slope could collapse into Prince William Sound within a year, and likely within 20 years, triggering devastating waves.
More than four million people have been forced to abandon their homes and reach emergency shelters, increasing the risk of contagion.
By building resilience into our infrastructure and communities, we can reduce the damages from natural disasters and recover from shocks more easily.
Summertime brings hurricane season, heat waves, wildfires, and flooding. Is the U.S. prepared to deal with extreme weather at the same time as a pandemic?
The pandemic will test our food and trade systems in ways never experienced before. Food security research Michael Puma helps unravel the complex interplay of risks.
The coronavirus pandemic provides mandatory lessons in sustainability.
Earth Institute experts in public health and disaster response are publishing leading-edge findings and advising governments on the coronavirus pandemic. Researchers are also examining the local and global fallout for environment, climate, energy and health systems, philanthropy, culture and education.
Researchers are measuring severe drops in pollutants at the ground level, but warn that the benefits will be short-lived unless we take away some longer-term lessons.