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Enforcing compliance with COVID-19 pandemic restrictions: Psychological aspects of a national security threat
Compliance with directives is a longstanding problem in medicine. Such behavior in the COVID-19 era places others at risk, it's a threat to national health and security.
The unprecedented global crisis from COVID-19 has led to a deteriorating global economic outlook, but also presents a range of implications for climate change.
Stanford researcher reveals influence of global warming on extreme weather events has been frequently underestimated
Analysis shows global warming is intensifying the occurrence of unprecedented hot spells and downpours faster than predicted by historical trends.
Bridging the divide: Lessons from disaster risk reduction, development and humanitarian approaches to Cyclones Idai and Kenneth
This brief presents lessons drawn from a Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance (ZFRA) Post Event Review Capability (PERC) study of the 2019 Cyclone Idai and Cyclone Kenneth impacts in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. Based on over 100 key informant interviews and background research, the study identifies opportunities to strengthen humanitarian and development...
Heat stress harms human health, agriculture, and the economy and environment more broadly, and exposure to heat stress is increasing with rising global temperatures. While most studies assessing future heat stress have focused on surface air temperature, compound extremes of heat and humidity are key drivers of heat stress. Here, we use atmospheric...
Several countries have demonstrated that COVID-19 transmission from one person to another can be slowed or stopped. These actions have saved lives and have provided the rest of the world with more time to prepare for the arrival of COVID-19: to ready emergency response systems; to increase capacity to detect and care for patients; to ensure hospitals...
A growing focus is being placed on both individuals and communities to adapt to flooding as part of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030. Adaptation to flooding requires sufficient social capital (linkages between members of society), risk perceptions (understanding of risk), and self-efficacy (self-perceived ability...
King Tides combined with extreme weather events linked not only to increasingly frequent displacement in island communities, but also greater flooding in northern cities.
Despite the physical effects of climate-related events in the U.S, health related costs of climate change that will add billions to damaged assets.
Survey of central banks from Asia shows that climate risks and low-carbon financing is a topic of increasing importance and relevance to banks and authorities.