Miami is ‘ground zero’ for climate risk. People move there, build there anyway

South Pointe Beach in Miami Beach, Florida. Greg Iacurci MIAMI — Daniel Habibian worries about climate change.  His clothing boutique in Miami Beach’s iconic South Beach neighborhood sits just a few blocks inland from the Atlantic Ocean.  Rising seas threaten to swallow much of the Miami metro area in the coming decades as the world … Read more

Inflation Reduction Act home energy rebates may arrive soon

Ryanjlane | E+ | Getty Images Rebates tied to home energy efficiency and created by the Inflation Reduction Act may start flowing to many consumers within months.   The federal government is issuing $8.8 billion for Home Energy Rebates programs through states, territories and tribes, which must apply for the funding. The U.S. Department of … Read more

Dubai flooding and a climate change drain test the world is failing

Traffic diverts away from a flooded street in Sharjah on April 20, 2024, after the heaviest rainfall on record in the UAE. Ahmed Ramzan | Afp | Getty Images The Dubai flooding last week illustrated how urban engineering is failing a major climate change test. In a world marked by the increasing possibility of extreme … Read more

Natural disasters caused an estimated $65 billion in losses last year for Asia-Pacific

Economic losses in the Asia Pacific region soared to $65 billion due to natural disasters, mainly fueled by floods in China and droughts in India, as reported by insurance company Aon. Hadynyah | E+ | Getty Images Economic losses in the Asia Pacific region due to natural disasters soared to $65 billion in 2023, mainly … Read more

Earth on the brink of a key warming threshold after chart-busting year

A wind change increased flames during a planned ignition on the Ross Moore Lake wildfire in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, on July 28, 2023. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images A series of climate records last year gave new meaning to the phrase “off the charts,” the U.N.’s weather agency said on Tuesday, warning that … Read more

Reigning In Ship Sulfur Emissions Made The Ocean A Lot Warmer

Image: Maersk Every single day for the last year, North Atlantic sea surface temperatures have been reading new all-time highs. That is 365 consecutive days of record water temperature. That has to be bad, right? According to, it means coral reefs are on the brink of a new mass bleaching event, important ecosystems are … Read more