Durwood Zaelke and Mario Molina –
Globally, people are already losing their homes and livelihoods to deadly fires, floods, storms, and other disasters. With scientists now expecting the Arctic Ocean to be almost ice-free in late summer, far worse could be yet to come.
Lisa Schroeer and Paul Munday –
Climate risks pose a potential threat to the creditworthiness of many debt issuers. Scenario analysis based on standardised climate models can help to clarify the impact of global warming on credit risks and investors’ confidence.
Robert Watson –
Natural systems like the massive Sundarbans mangrove forest in India and Bangladesh are crucial sources of economic output and resilience, demanding far more protection than they currently receive.
China has assumed a war footing in preparation for a potentially catastrophic flooding crisis in the Yangtze River Basin. Though its flood-control systems most likely won't fail completely, the possibility that they could is a wake-up call.
Misinformation and fake news on transboundary water issues in South Asia can negatively impact long-standing cooperation efforts. There is an urgent need to ramp up efforts to tackle such information disorder on shared waters in the region.
Micah Castelo, Mongabay.com –
The Philippine government has begun the process of relocating more than 200,000 families living along waterways to restore Manila Bay, the main body of water in the capital.
Zafirah Zein –
We're screwed, claims a government parody ad, as politicians drag their heels on climate change. Taking a shot at the Australian government, the video exposes the absurdity of longstanding political inaction to address the climate crisis and puts out a not-so-subtle call for collective action.
Increasing food production is the main policy prescription for addressing food security, but this neglects the crucial importance of access and affordability for low-income urban residents. This according to the …