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Why Biodiversity Loss from Climate Change Matters | GZERO World

Why biodiversity loss from climate change matters

Raging fires, droughts, and superstorms like Sandy and Katrina are very visible impacts of climate change, but the damage to animals and plants flies under the radar. For UN environment chief Inger Andersen, that's because humans often take biodiversity for granted despite having messed up more than three-quarters of the planet's land and sea — and the consequences will be severe when nature stops behaving. "We have fragmented […] and converted so much land that nature is being squeezed into little corners." Watch her interview with Ian Bremmer on GZERO World.

Watch this episode of GZERO World with Ian Bremmer: Surviving a warming planet

Storm-battered Philippines cleans up

November 23, 2020 5:00 AM

In a matter of hours, swathes of the main Philippine island of Luzon were flooded by record downpours from Typhoon Vamco. Rivers burst their banks, landslides smashed into villages and rice fields were flattened. Much of the capital Manila was inundated by muddy water that quickly reached the rooftops of homes in some areas.

Philippines braces for new storm Vamco

November 11, 2020 10:28 AM

Areas including Metro Manila was placed on alert.

Two dead after landslide hits luxury resort in Ipoh

November 11, 2020 5:00 AM

A landslide believed to have been triggered by heavy rain has claimed the lives of two people staying at a resort in the Malaysian state of Perak.

Typhoon Goni spared the Philippine capital. Will Manila be so lucky next time?

November 02, 2020 7:06 AM

Climate change is exacerbating the Philippines' exposure to natural disasters, scientists say.

Close to 1m flee ahead of Philippine storm

November 01, 2020 5:00 AM

The Philippines yesterday evacuated close to a million people, as it braced itself for the strongest typhoon to hit anywhere in the world this year.

Philippines orders evacuation as world's strongest 2020 typhoon approaches

October 31, 2020 11:18 AM

MANILA (REUTERS) - Philippine officials on Saturday (Oct 31) ordered evacuation of thousands of residents in the southern part of the main Luzon island as a category 5 storm that is the world's strongest this year approaches the Southeast Asian nation.

Vietnam's handling of deadly floods shows how Covid-19 may slow disaster response

October 28, 2020 9:24 PM

JAKARTA - A series of storms buffeting Vietnam this month, claiming the lives of 130 people and leaving 20 missing so far, has underscored the added complexity of responding to disasters during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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