The renewable energy transition has begun, but it will not happen rapidly. In the meantime, we need to invest in infrastructure and other measures that will enable human settlements to withstand the impact of extreme weather and recover from the damage that inevitably comes.
climate adaptation Archives - State of the Planet
Adapting to climate change might seem to be all to the good, but some adaptations have negative effects that must be weighed against the positives.
People are experiencing the climate crisis firsthand, and it is changing their understanding of how the world works. The crisis is real, but so, too, is our determination to address it.
We need a stronger and more resilient built environment to withstand the rains, wind, heat, and cold of climate-accelerated extreme weather events.
Columbia Climate School’s Lisa Dale is a political scientist who studies how policies, both domestic and international, might help us live more sustainable lives.
‘Maprooms’ are freely accessible, online analytical and visualization tools to make climate data more usable. Developed at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, they are now being tailored and scaled to support adaptation in African agriculture.
A new tool is helping national meteorological services and regional climate centers across Africa harness real-time weather data for decision-making in agriculture.
New state-of-the-art forecasting systems are enabling regional and national meteorological agencies to generate timely and decision-relevant climate information for their agricultural sectors.
Greenland’s majority Indigenous population is in favor of exploring sand extraction, according to an academic research poll.
When monitoring melting glaciers, integrating scientific knowledge with local and Indigenous knowledge may improve data collection as well as local adaptation.