Jacksonville's poorest residents live in the worst flood zones.

“We are okay with those areas being a danger and a disaster waiting to happen.” CityLab

Weathering the heat.

In the decades ahead, as temperatures rise and droughts intensify, Northern California's climate, vegetation, and wildlife may look more like Southern California does today. East Bay Express, California

UN Climate Fund promised billions to poor nations. For some, the wait is long.

The Green Climate Fund was meant to help developing countries tackle climate change, but many of the most vulnerable nations have not seen any grants. New York Times

Vampire battles climate change in new comic.

She worries that environmental destruction will wipe out her source of blood. Yale Climate Connections

The world at 3 degrees: What it means for five cities.

From rising sea levels to megastorms and drought, how five cities around the world will face their own struggles to adapt to a warming planet. Deutsche Welle, Germany

These are the melting glaciers that might someday drown your city, according to NASA.

Thanks to NASA — and the laws of physics — 293 coastal cities can now know which specific glaciers pose the most dangers to them if they melt. Washington Post

Manage climate risks or face much more hunger by 2050.

Climate change threats, from worsening drought and flooding to sea level rise, could increase the risks of hunger and child malnutrition around the world by 20 percent by 2050, food security researchers warned Wednesday. Thomson Reuters Foundation

Climate change and water woes drove ISIS recruiting in Iraq.

Battered by shifting resources, desperate farmers were driven into terror recruiters’ clutches. Can it happen again? National Geographic News

Puerto Rico struggles to assess hurricane’s health effects.

While dealing with their own losses, public-health researchers are regrouping to study the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Nature

So you want to geoengineer the planet? Beware the hurricanes.

A new study gives fascinating insight into how pumping sulfur into the stratosphere could affect hurricanes. Wired

Global insurance partnership beefed up to protect poor from climate risks.

A $125 million contribution from Germany aims to help provide climate insurance for 400 million poor people. Thomson Reuters Foundation

A Peruvian farmer is suing German energy firm RWE for causing climate change in his town.

Saul Luciano Lliuya is a farmer and mountain guide in the Peruvian Andes, and he’s worried that a glacier lake is at risk of melting and overflowing, causing damage to his home town of Huaraz. Quartz

Trump denies endangered status to Florida lizard threatened by sea-level rise.

Like the majority of the Sunshine State's coastal residents, the Florida Keys mole skink has spent the past few decades fighting for its life against rapidly rising seas. Now the brown and pink lizard has a new foe: the Trump administration. Miami New Times, Florida

Thousands of scientists issue bleak ‘second notice’ to humanity.

In a communique published Monday in the journal BioScience, more than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries assess the world's latest responses to various environmental threats. Once again, they find us sorely wanting. Washington Post

Climate change upped the odds of Harvey’s extreme rains.

The extreme rains that inundated the Houston area during Hurricane Harvey were made more likely by climate change, a new study suggests. Washington Post

Weather forecasts help Ethiopian herders, farmers fight climate extremes.

Can better weather information help Ethiopians better deal with unpredictable weather? Thomson Reuters Foundation

Floating cities, no longer science fiction, begin to take shape.

At times, the story of the seasteading movement seems to lapse into self-parody, but there are now companies, academics, architects and even a government working together on a prototype by 2020. New York Times

Climate change upped the odds of Harvey’s extreme rains, study finds.

It could be the first of many studies of climate change and the extreme 2017 hurricane season. Washington Post

After Hurricane Maria, key Republican compares Puerto Rico to “the alcoholic who hits rock bottom.”

Andrew Biggs hopes Hurricane Maria has forced Puerto Rico into accepting cuts to welfare and labor protections. The Intercept

Can the Chesapeake area residents survive climate change?

As the world gets hotter and sea levels rise, one American island is fighting to stay alive. NBC News

China is building 30 “sponge cities” to soften the blow of climate change.

Flooding in China continues to take lives and destroy towns. Climate change is causing this issue to worsen, so the government is supporting innovators to create sponge cities that rapidly and safely absorb water. Futurism

From the Everglades to Kilimanjaro, climate change is destroying world wonders.

The number of natural world heritage sites at serious risk from global warming has doubled in three years, says the IUCN, including the Great Barrier Reef and spectacular karst caves in Europe. The Guardian

Schwarzenegger: Let's slap a public health warning on fossil fuels.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, former California governor and Hollywood actor and film producer, issued a challenge on Sunday to governments to start labelling fossil fuels with a public health warning that their use could cause illness and death. Reuters

Want to see emergency plan for your mom’s nursing home? Good luck.

To protect the elderly and disabled residents of Florida’s 683 nursing homes from the ravages of an Irma-like storm or other disaster, state law requires that administrators submit detailed emergency plans to regulators every year. Miami Herald, Florida

Podcast: Climatic.

Do you have questions about climate change? The Forum's crash course in Climate101 breaks down the scientific evidence and examines possible outcomes. The Forum


Lessons from Hurricane Harvey: Houston’s struggle is America’s tale.

The Texas city’s response to a powerful storm says much about polarized visions of the country and diverging attitudes toward cities, race, liberty and science. New York Times

Coastal Texas officials say feds failing on short-term housing for Harvey victims.

Officials from battered towns and counties — including one who said he's had suicidal thoughts — told lawmakers that too many residents are sleeping in tents and hotels more than two months after Hurricane Harvey. Texas Tribune, Texas

Global climate change increasing risk of crop yield losses and food insecurity in the tropical Andes.

Findings published last month in the journal Global Change Biology portend a difficult path to rural agricultural adaptation in the tropical Andes and drastically reduced crop yields at a time of growing populations and food insecurity. Mongabay

Extreme Weather

Experts warn of a 'new era of mega-catastrophies' driven by climate change.

Already among the warmest three years on record, 2017 has set another record: the most natural disasters in the United States costing more than $1 billion in the shortest time span. Colorado Springs Gazette, Colorado

La Niña is officially here, and it will influence the upcoming winter.

La Niña is back, ya'll. And it may have major implications for your winter weather, depending on where you live. Mashable

Haiti tops index of nations worst-hit by extreme weather in 2016.

Haiti, which was hit last year by its strongest hurricane in 50 years, has been ranked the country worst-affected by extreme weather in 2016, in an index published on Thursday. Thomson Reuters Foundation


Another climate study confirms what was known.

The latest National Climate Assessment, released Nov. 3, found the same thing countless other reports have found: Global warming is happening and human activity is driving most of it. more…

Learning lessons from Northern California’s fires.

After 10 stressful days, things are returning to normal — at least a new normal — for most of us. more…

Hurricane Ophelia: A warning on climate inertia.

Even if emissions are stabilised through international agreements, the worst effects of global warming have yet to be experienced. more…

See it, say it: Climate change.

Denial by the White House will sadly increase the intensity of storms and wildfires. more…


How a North Carolina meteorologist abandoned his climate change skepticism.

Tribal loyalty has no place in science, but reporters will inevitably confront such loyalties in their audiences. more…

Why the healthcare sector is prescribing climate action.

It's time to frame climate change as a public health issue. more…

We’re not even close to being prepared for the rising waters.

For the 10,000 years of human civilization, we’ve been blessed with a relatively stable climate, and hence flooding has been an exceptional terror. That blessing is coming to an end. more…

Don’t be complacent: climate change will ravage rich and poor alike.

My trip to islands that bore the brunt of Hurricanes Irma and Maria proved one thing: we must think again about how to help those most at risk. more…