Faced with Catastrophic Floods, Turned to Mangrove Trees for Protection

LAKSHMIPUR, India — The women strapped their binoculars around their necks, secured their bright green saris, and boarded a motorboat to begin their weekly patrol in the Sundarbans, one of the world’s largest deltas, and an urgent case study on the effects of climate change. As sea levels rose, eroded the levees, and the water …

United Nations Warns of ‘Catastrophic Road’ with Current Climate

Even as all countries deliver on their emissions promises to address climate change, the global average temperature is poised to rise by 2.7 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, a level considered “catastrophic” in the United Nations climate report the agency released on Friday. This level of warming is likely to exacerbate the …

Greek Island, New Epicenter of Europe’s Catastrophic Summer

EVIA, Greece — Amid twisted cages and scorched trees, Harilaos Tertipis emerged from his dilapidated barn dragging the charred corpses of his sheep – burned in the forest fires that swept Greece. “I would have,” he said, if the survivors of his herd had huddled together on a roadside hill below, rattles on their necks …