An assessment from 18 US intelligence agencies underscores the looming interconnected natural, geopolitical and economic crises stemming from the climate emergency.
"By 2030, it is estimated that up to 118 million extremely poor people will be exposed to drought, floods, and extreme heat in Africa if adequate response measures are not put in place," says UN study.
Those who descended on Afghanistan’s capital city passport office came despite warnings that the distribution of passports would not begin until Saturday and initially for only those with prior applications.
Even though donors have pledged more than $1 billion in aid, some of the money is urgently needed to help those who depend on farming.
"Forest fires are an international threat just like Covid-19, and even like the threat from terrorists, that whole world is currently fighting," the Turkish president said.
In 28 years working for WFP on four continents, Lola Castro, WFP’s regional director in southern Africa, said she had “never seen anything this bad” except in 1998 in Bahr el Gazal in what is now South Sudan.
Turkey experienced its third hottest year in 2020, yet now Istanbul and a host of other cities are blanketed with snow. We asked experts to explain the science to us.
A ‘false spring’ has tricked trees into blossoming, while low water levels at dams may be fertile breeding grounds for mosquito-borne diseases.
Unprecedented wildfires and droughts are wreaking havoc in South America, especially in the region between Paraguay, Parana and Uruguay rivers.
There are still 33 fires burning in Australia's New South Wales state, but they are all at the lowest warning level of "advice" and mostly in southeastern areas where the rains are headed.
Low growth, rising population, drought and floods have contributed to worsening food insecurity in the region.
Forecasts of rain expected to bring some respite but risk of landslides and water pollution grows, officials say. Meanwhile, a top climatologist says Australia could become so dry that its residents could become "climate refugees."
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