Natural Disasters

Australia’s Bushfires: A Summary

What’s Going On Here? Australia is suffering its worst bushfire season in living memory causing loss of life and devastation to homes, landscapes, and biodiversity. What Does This Mean? The size of the bushfires is hard to comprehend, with over 10.7 million hectares of land burnt so far – an area larger than the Amazon and Californian bushfires combined. To date 28 people have been killed, over 2,204 houses have been…

Are “Day Zeroes” becoming a thing of the climate crisis?

What’s Going On Here? Experts at the World Resources Institute (WRI) have warned that extreme water stress could increase the number of “day zeroes”: the day in which a city’s water supplies quite literally run dry. What Does This Mean? The report released by the WRI this week ranked the world’s countries from least to most water-stressed, with 17 countries (that’s nearly 1.8 billion people,…