How Debt and Climate Change Pose a ‘Systemic Risk to the Global Economy’

With dozens of countries struggling to manage both staggering debt and mounting climate disasters, some financial leaders are debating green debt relief.

#belize, #coast-erosion, #credit-and-debt, #credit-ratings-and-credit-rating-agencies, #disasters-and-emergencies, #drought, #fiji, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #group-of-twenty, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #international-monetary-fund, #mozambique, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #world-bank

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‘We Are Doomed:’ Devastation from Storms Fuels Migration

Honduras has barely begun to recover from two hurricanes that hit late last year. With relatively little disaster relief from the U.S., many are heading for the border.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #chamelecon-honduras, #hernandez-juan-orlando, #humanitarian-aid, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #immigration-and-emigration

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The ‘Old American Dream,’ a Trap as the Floods Keep Coming

In Houston’s poorest neighborhoods, an unfamiliar winter storm stoked a familiar anguish, one fueled by recurring floods and what residents see as a pattern of neglect.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #families-and-family-life, #floods, #global-warming, #houston-tex, #hurricane-harvey-2017, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #texas, #weather

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Dennis Mileti, Expert on Preparing for Disasters, Dies at 75

He was dismayed at the mixed messaging on Covid-19. The virus killed him.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #disasters-and-emergencies, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #mileti-dennis-1945-2021, #university-of-colorado

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The Greek Alphabet Will No Longer Be Used to Name Hurricanes

Nine Greek letters were pressed into service in last year’s busy Atlantic hurricane season. Officials said they left people confused.

#greek-language, #hurricane-dorian-2019, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricane-zeta-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #national-weather-service, #world-meteorological-organization

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How We Can Better Predict Weather Catastrophes

We need to develop an early warning system to forecast climate-induced extreme weather events.

#arctic-regions, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-dioxide, #earth, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #siberia, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #weather

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How We Can Better Predict Weather Catastrophes

We need to develop an early warning system to forecast climate-induced extreme weather events.

#arctic-regions, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-dioxide, #earth, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #siberia, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #weather

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Texas Crisis Exposes a Nation’s Vulnerability to Climate Change

Continent-spanning storms triggered blackouts in Oklahoma and Mississippi, halted one third of U.S. oil production and disrupted vaccinations in 20 states.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #disasters-and-emergencies, #drought, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #nuclear-energy, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #roads-and-traffic, #texas, #united-states, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #water-pollution

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Rebuild or Leave ‘Paradise’: Climate Change Dilemma Facing a Nicaraguan Coastal Town

Two major November hurricanes slammed into the same part of Nicaraguan coast, laying waste to the Miskito village of Haulover. Faced with a future of intensifying storms, the residents must now consider whether to abandon their way of life by the ocean and move inland.

#global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #migrants-environmental, #oceans-and-seas

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For Nicaragua’s Lobstermen, Deadly Dives Are All Too Common

Catching spiny lobsters is a stunningly dangerous pursuit for the mostly Indigenous fishermen along the country’s Caribbean coast, requiring deep plunges with subpar gear.

#accidents-and-safety, #caribbean-area, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #indigenous-people, #lobsters, #nicaragua, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #sandinista-national-liberation-front

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U.S. Disaster Costs Doubled in 2020, Reflecting Costs of Climate Change

The $95 billion in damage came in a year marked by a record number of named Atlantic storms, as well as the largest wildfires recorded in California.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #insurance, #munich-re, #wildfires

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The Climate Desk Looks Ahead to 2021

After a year when climate-related disasters seemed to become the norm, the team will be monitoring a 2021 that is pivotal for the world.

#air-pollution, #australia, #california, #content-type-service, #disasters-and-emergencies, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #methane, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #presidential-transition-us, #solar-energy, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-politics-and-government, #weather, #wildfires, #wind-power

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2 Hurricanes Devastated Central America. Will the Ruin Spur a Migration Wave?

The storms displaced hundreds of thousands of people, creating a new class of refugees with more reason than ever to migrate north and setting up an early test for the incoming Biden administration.

#central-america, #foreign-aid, #giammattei-alejandro, #guatemala, #honduras, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #landslides-and-mudslides, #politics-and-government

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19th-Century Ship Is Revealed by Storm Erosion in Florida

Researchers believe the vessel is the Caroline Eddy, a ship built during the Civil War and wrecked in 1880. “It was a sea like a mountain,” its captain recounted at the time.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #coast-erosion, #florida, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #meide-chuck, #sand-and-gravel, #shipwrecks-historic

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Cyclone Nivar Threatens India’s Puducherry

The severe storm was poised to make landfall near Puducherry, leading officials to evacuate parts of the region.

#chennai-india, #cyclones, #floods, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #india, #rain

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Overcoming Cancer, Postponements and a Hurricane

Yoelvis Valdez and Anabel Santeliz, who met in 2012, faced numerous obstacles before finally marrying in the backyard of friends in Manalapan, N.J.

#cancer, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #weddings-and-engagements

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Arecibo Observatory, a Great Eye on the Cosmos, Is Going Dark

The radio telescope in Puerto Rico has to come down before it collapses.

#arecibo-observatory, #drake-frank, #extraterrestrial-life, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #physics, #puerto-rico, #solar-system, #space-and-astronomy, #stars-and-galaxies, #telescopes-and-observatories

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Hurricane Iota Live Updates: Still ‘Extremely Dangerous’ at Category 2

The storm is barreling across parts of Central America that are still reeling from Hurricane Eta’s impact less than two weeks ago.

#central-america, #colombia, #honduras, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #nicaragua

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How Parents Can Tame the Stress of Climate Crises

When pandemic parenting is topped off by wildfires, hurricanes and other extreme events, some stress-relieving measures are particularly suited to getting through the challenges.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disasters-and-emergencies, #families-and-family-life, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #wildfires

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The 2020 Hurricane Season in Rewind

There have been 30 named storms and 13 hurricanes this year, the most active Atlantic season on record.

#atlantic-ocean, #central-america, #florida, #global-warming, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricane-zeta-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #national-hurricane-center, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #weather

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Hurricane Iota Path: Live Updates of Category 5 Storm

#central-america, #floods, #honduras, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-hurricane-center, #nicaragua, #weather

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Hurricane Iota Becomes a Category 5 Storm

The storm will be the second hurricane to strike the region in two weeks.

#central-america, #floods, #honduras, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-hurricane-center, #nicaragua, #weather

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Hurricane Iota Barrels Toward Central America

The storm is expected to make landfall along the coast of Nicaragua and Honduras as a Category 4 hurricane by Monday night.

#central-america, #guatemala, #honduras, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-hurricane-center, #nicaragua, #weather

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Iota, Now a Hurricane, Is Season’s 30th Named Storm

A Category One storm, Iota was expected to strengthen into a major hurricane by Monday as it approached the coast of Central America, according to the National Hurricane Center.

#central-america, #global-warming, #honduras, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #nicaragua

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Iota Becomes 30th Named Storm in a Record-Breaking Season

Tropical Storm Iota is expected to strengthen into a major hurricane this weekend as it approaches the coast of Central America, according to the National Hurricane Center.

#central-america, #global-warming, #honduras, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #nicaragua

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At Least 6 Killed as Flash Floods Ravage North Carolina

Rescuers evacuated 31 people from a campground an hour north of Charlotte, which accounted for at least three of the fatalities, the authorities said.

#anderson-county-nc, #charlotte-nc, #deaths-fatalities, #floods, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #north-carolina, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #weather

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Eta Makes Landfall in Florida, Again

The storm had already flooded streets and forced several universities to cancel classes on Thursday.

#federal-emergency-management-agency, #floods, #florida, #hurricane-eta, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #rain, #tropical-storm-eta, #weather, #wind

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Eta Targets Florida, Again

The storm, which had battered South Florida as well as parts of Cuba and Central America, briefly strengthened to a Category One Hurricane on Wednesday as it approached the Gulf Coast.

#floods, #florida, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #rain, #weather, #wind

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Warming May Make Hurricanes Weaken More Slowly After Landfall

New research suggests that climate change may be causing storms to retain destructive power for longer after moving inland.

#global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #nature-journal, #research

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Climate Change and the 2020 Hurricane Record: What We Know

Scientists can’t say for sure whether global warming is causing more hurricanes, but they are confident that it’s changing the way storms behave. Here’s how.

#floods, #global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #weather

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Theta Forms as Season’s 29th Named Storm, Breaking a Record

The arrival of Theta broke the annual record for the number of storms strong enough to be given names. That benchmark was set in 2005, the year Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast.

#global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #national-weather-service, #weather

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Tropical Storm Eta Causes Flooding in South Florida

Some areas saw more than 13 inches of rainfall, and there was a storm surge along the coast.

#floods, #florida, #florida-powerlight-co, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #weather, #wind

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Tropical Storm Eta Heads Toward South Florida After Strengthening

Eta, the 28th named storm of the Atlantic season, is primed to hit the Florida Keys, possibly as a hurricane, by late Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #florida, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rain, #tropical-storm-eta, #weather, #wind

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Guatemala Rescuers Search for Scores of People Buried in Mudslide Caused by Eta

More than 100 are feared dead in what is likely to be the deadliest episode of a storm that has already claimed more than 60 lives in Central America.

#guatemala, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #weather

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How Do You Advertise a Town Ravaged by Hurricanes?

Kathryn Shea Duncan, 24, works to promote tourism in Lake Charles, La., which was hit hard by Laura and Delta this year.

#hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #labor-and-jobs, #lake-charles-la, #louisiana, #millennial-generation

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Guatemala Mudslides Kill More Than 50

Another 23 people across Central America have died or are missing as a result of a vast storm system dumping heavy rainfall across the region.

#central-america, #floods, #guatemala, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-hurricane-center, #weather

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Eta Heads for South Florida

Eta, the 28th named storm of the active 2020 hurricane season, was expected to strengthen as it approached the Florida Keys after bringing catastrophic rainfall to Honduras and Nicaragua.

#atlantic-ocean, #caribbean-area, #central-america, #floods, #florida, #florida-keys, #gulf-coast-us, #honduras, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #nicaragua, #rain, #weather

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Hurricane Eta Heads Toward Central America

The storm was expected to strengthen before making landfall on Tuesday, producing as much as 35 inches of rain.

#caribbean-area, #central-america, #hurricane-eta, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #nicaragua, #weather

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Tropical Storm Eta Forms, Tying a Record Set 15 Years Ago

Eta became the 28th named storm of the 2020 hurricane season, matching a record set in 2005.

#caribbean-area, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricane-zeta-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #tropical-storm-eta, #weather

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Zeta Is Forecast to Bring Life-Threatening Storm Surge to Louisiana

The storm, which was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane, is expected to make landfall on Wednesday afternoon. Preparations across the state have already begun.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricane-zeta, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la, #rain, #weather, #wind

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Tropical Storm Zeta Churns Toward Louisiana

The state already has been slammed by Hurricanes Laura and Delta, which hit the coast during the tumultuous 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.

#florida-panhandle, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #lake-charles-la, #louisiana, #tropical-storm-zeta

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Finding Strength in Sofrito in Puerto Rico

Hardship and hurricanes have shaped the island’s food for centuries. But chefs and home cooks make magic with whatever ingredients they have.

#andres-jose-1969, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food, #hispanic-americans, #hurricane-maria-2017, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #puerto-rico, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #vallejo-natalia-chef

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Zeta Turns Into Hurricane and Threatens to Dump Torrential Rains

Zeta could dump up to a foot of rain on some parts of the Yucatán by Tuesday before its projected landfall in the Gulf States.

#floods, #global-warming, #gulf-of-mexico, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #rain, #yucatan-peninsula-mexico

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Tropical Storm Zeta Approaches Gulf Coast

Zeta is expected to become a hurricane before it makes landfall in the United States on Wednesday. It is the 27th named storm of an unusually active Atlantic hurricane season.

#caribbean-area, #florida-panhandle, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #national-hurricane-center

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Hurricane Epsilon Is a Category 2 Storm

The storm had swiftly intensified into a Category 3 for a few hours.

#atlantic-ocean, #bermuda, #global-warming, #hurricane-epsilon, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #weather

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Hurricane Epsilon Is 10th of the Season

A tropical storm watch is in effect for Bermuda.

#atlantic-ocean, #bermuda, #hurricane-epsilon, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #weather

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After 2 Hurricanes, Lake Charles Fears Its Cries for Help Have Gone Unheard

The city was shredded by Hurricanes Laura and Delta. But the needs of Lake Charles have been overlooked in a year of disaster and unrest.

#hurricane-delta, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #lake-charles-la

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Hurricane Delta Brings Floods and Destruction to an Already Battered Louisiana

The storm made landfall some 20 miles from where Laura touched down a few weeks ago, intensifying the devastation the state has experienced during a brutal hurricane season.

#baton-rouge-la, #floods, #hurricane-delta, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #lafayette-la, #lake-charles-la, #louisiana

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Facing Disaster After Disaster, the American Red Cross C.E.O. Stays Optimistic

“I really believe when we’re all set free from captivity, we are going to be so happy and kind to each other,” Gail McGovern says.

#american-red-cross, #blood-donation, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disasters-and-emergencies, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #mcgovern-gail-j, #wildfires

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Hurricane Delta Heads Toward Louisiana

Schools have been closed and several parishes are under either mandatory or voluntary evacuation orders.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #edwards-john-bel-1966, #hurricane-delta, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #mississippi, #national-hurricane-center, #weather, #wind

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