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New Zealand releases its first national plan to protect against climate-driven disasters

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New Zealand has released its first national plan to prepare for the floods, fires and rising seas it expects to be unleashed by the climate crisis in the coming years. Climate minister James Shaw, releasing the plan o...

Is battling back-to-back disasters distracting us from fighting the climate crisis?

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Environmentalists once saw abstraction as the biggest obstacle to climate action. How, they wondered, could one focus the public on the distant future? Vandag, we confront the opposite problem, with the very immediacy ...

US hit by 20 separate billion-dollar climate disasters in 2021, NOAA report says

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The US was battered by 20 separate billion-dollar climate and weather disasters in 2021, one of the most catastrophic climate years on record which led to at least 688 sterftes, according to the annual report of the Nat...

‘Extraordinary is no longer extraordinary’: US scientists on a year of climate disasters

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The American west faced an unprecedented year of climate disasters in 2021. A cold wave in February triggered temperatures 50F below average in Texas, ten minste doodmaak 150 across the state and leaving millions without...

Cost of world’s 10 most expensive natural disasters rises to $170bn, aid group finds

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Die 10 most expensive weather disasters this year caused more than $170bn in damage, $20bn more than in 2020, a British aid group has found. Christian Aid said the upward trend reflects the effects of manmade climate ...

Sunday with David Olusoga: ‘I feel this urge to check for major disasters’

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Describe your Sunday morning… I tend to get up early and work. I’m incapable of sleeping past 7am – I lost that skill in my 20s – and see no point in just lying there. I used to write late into the night, but now I fi...

Weather disasters ‘stronger and more frequent than in 1970s’

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Weather disasters are striking the world four to five times more often and causing seven times more damage than in the 1970s, the United Nations weather agency has said. But these disasters are killing far fewer peopl...

‘I found a snake in the toilet!’: Guardian readers on their holiday disasters

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We went on holiday for Christmas to a friend’s parents house in Marlo – a village in Victoria, Australië. We got there on Christmas Eve to find the only shop was pretty bare – so Christmas lunch was a frozen turkey ro...

Share your stories of holiday disasters

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With travel still subject to strict Covid rules, many of us will be opting to stay put this summer. But while we often idolise the idea of a sun-filled getaway, in reality, our holidays can sometimes fail to meet expe...

Climate disasters ‘caused more internal displacement than war’ in 2020

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Intense storms and flooding triggered three times more displacements than violent conflicts did last year, as the number of people internally displaced worldwide hit the highest level on record. There were at least 55...

Tell us about your haircut disasters during lockdown

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With most people unable to touch up their roots or have their hair cut and styled in the way they like, many have taken to taking matters into their own hands. Whether you wanted to inject some new life into your look...

Failures of State review – never forget the Johnson government’s Covid disasters

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Uitgewery, like politics and like comedy, is all about timing. The timing is not right for this book, which is a damning assessment of how the UK government of Boris Johnson mishandled almost every aspect of the coro...