How climate change is impacting the world’s wealthiest nations

How climate change is impacting the world's wealthiest nations

Climate change doesn’t care about a country’s GDP. Melting glaciers at expensive ski resorts, deadly flooding in some of the world’s richest cities and wildfires across heavily touristed regions of Europe this summer have made clear that while the developing world and the poorest people are the most vulnerable to climate impacts, the rich world … Read more

In pictures: Swiss glaciers have shrunk by half in 85 years – and the melt is speeding up

In pictures: Swiss glaciers have shrunk by half in 85 years - and the melt is speeding up

Switzerland’s 1,400 glaciers have shrunk by more than half in the last 85 years, a new study has found – and the rate at which they are melting is only accelerating. The alpine country is famous for its majestic icy landscape. But according to researchers from ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Forest, … Read more

Where’s the snow? Colorado ski resorts dealing with early-season woes, but help could be on the way

Where's the snow?  Colorado ski resorts dealing with early-season woes, but help could be on the way

The winter months are crucial for the state’s mountain destinations. After almost two years of pandemic disruptions to the tourism economy, Colorado’s multibillion-dollar ski industry could really use a good year. But the snow cover on many of Colorado’s slopes is stubbornly thin as the holiday season nears, even after a storm last week dumped … Read more

Biden Administration launches Heat.gov with tools for communities facing extreme heat

Climate change is contributing to more and longer heat waves in communities across the country, including western cities like Phoenix, pictured here.

Today, the Biden Administration through the interagency National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) launched Heat.gov, a new website to provide the public and decision-makers with clear, timely and science-based information to understand and reduce the health risks of extreme heat. Heat.gov will provide a one-stop hub on heat and health for the nation and … Read more