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Hannah Ritchie's optimistic view on environmental sustainability

Hannah Ritchie's optimistic view on environmental sustainability

Data scientist Hannah Ritchie offers a hopeful perspective on environmental sustainability, suggesting that the worst of planetary damage might be nearing its peak.

India Bourke reports for the BBC

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Coastal New Jersey homeowners lack flood insurance despite rising seas, report says

A gap in flood insurance coverage leaves millions at risk as the frequency and severity of extreme weather events increase across the Northeast, the report notes.
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Australia must urgently adapt to extreme weather or face soaring premiums, insurers warn

Global insurers say Australia is running out of time to reduce its vulnerability to the climate crisis and faces higher premiums for households and businesses.

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Home insurers cut natural disasters from policies over climate risk

Major insurers say they will cut out damage caused by hurricanes, wind and hail from policies underwriting property along coastlines and in wildfire country.
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Climate change menaces China's ancient heritage sites

Ancient Buddhist murals in northwestern China are under "direct threat" as a result of unprecedented levels of rainfall brought about by climate change, researchers said on Monday.
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Looking for home in an overheating world: If emissions continue, will we all be migrants someday?

Where will we go to find safety from fire, floods, and extreme storms then? How long will those of us uprooted from our homes have to stay in evacuation sanctuaries? Will we ever find home again?

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Insurance firms need more climate change information. Scientists say they can help

Floods, wildfires, heat waves and hurricanes cause billions of dollars of property damage each year. Can federal climate scientists help the insurance industry keep up?