Natural Disasters

Storms are getting bigger. Droughts are getting longer. As the climate changes, natural disasters are ramping up - here's how we're dealing with them, trying to prevent the worst consequences and learning how to clean up after them.

The George Washington University
Update (11/1/2012): In response to questions surrounding Hurricane Sandy, we are featuring "'The Big Uneasy,' The PF Interview with Harry Shearer." We hope this idea will provide insight into dramatic weather events and the measures that communities... Read More
Planet Forward
In this week’s WEBISODE we travel to Bangkok to see what they are doing to cope with floods. PF Producer Victoria Riess talks with Porntep Techapaibul, the Deputy Governor of Bangkok. WATCH!
From nature we see that there is an overall change in climate, not only global warming. Trends demonstrate that the world is generally warming, however, some places will get more precipitation and some will get less. There is variability in the... Read More
Planet Forward
A rising tide may lift all boats, but what does it do to marshlands? In this week's WEBISODE we showcase NSF funded scientist's work on how marshes are affected by sea level rise. We also take you on a trip halfway around!
Jakarta is one of the largest cities in Southeast Asia and one that is grappling with the impacts of climate change on lower-income populations. The city’s poor are often disproportionately affected by catastrophic weather events like floods, the... Read More

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