As climate change worsens, extreme events like these are becoming more frequent and intense. In 2023, record-breaking heat waves, floods, wildfires and cyclones besieged parts of almost every continent.
Yet most communities remain ill prepared for a climate-altered future. “You need to have adaptation and resilience plans in place before disaster strikes,” says Jörn Birkmann, who heads the University of Stuttgart’s Institute of Spatial and Regional Planning (IREUS).Jörn Birkmann
Critical Atlantic Ocean current system is showing early signs of collapse, prompting warning from scientists
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by Mirjam Guesgen in Vice….”From the public point of view, this could be the next asbestos.”