The United Nations has launched a new tool that generates instant maps showing floods in every country since 1985. The World Flood Mapping Tool was created by the UN University’s Institute for Water, Environment and Health in Hamilton, Canada, with support from Google, MapBox and other partners. It lets users adjust variables to help locate gaps in flood defences and responses, and to plan future development of all kinds – for example, where to build or upgrade infrastructure, or develop agriculture.
Independent 1st Oct 2021 read more »
World on fire: Climate change has dramatically increased the threat from wildfires all over the world – Scotsman comment. 29 days to Cop26: From California to Australia, Siberia to the Amazon and the vast forests of sub-Saharan Africa, wildfires have raged out of control with ever-greater ferocity as the world has warmed.
Scotsman 2nd Oct 2021 read more »