Millions of people in Myanmar are threatened by flooding and rapid soil erosion caused by rising sea levels. One village of 1,500 residents had to relocate entirely, moving further inland to escape the rising water, and abandoning farmland in the process.
Climate change means springtime temperatures are arriving earlier with more intense early-season rains, worsening the risk of damaging floods. Current flooding has far surpassed previous all-time records.
Pakistan has more glaciers than any other country outside the polar region — more than 7,200. Data gathered over the last 50 years shows that all but about 120 of the glaciers are melting, due to rising temperatures.
A study found flooding from rising sea levels could cost $14 trillion worldwide annually by 2100, if the target of holding global temperatures below 2ºC above pre-industrial levels is missed.
Study highlights urgent need to adapt urban areas to cope with floods, droughts and heatwaves.
Meteorologists warns that the collapse of Pine Island and Thwaites glaciers in Antarctica could flood every coastal city on Earth.
The warm ocean water behind this month’s flooding suggests another El Niño may be forming. The water is so warm, that Peru climatologists declared a “coastal El Niño” to communicate to the public the kind of conditions they should prepare for.
floods could occur several times a week on average by 2045 along the mid-Atlantic coastline, where seas have been rising faster than nearly anywhere else.