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Countries must ‘urgently’ adapt to climate change, UN warns

Despite stronger storms and hotter heatwaves, world leaders have not spent enough money adapting to the ‘new climate reality’.

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World leaders and businesses are not putting enough money into adapting to dangerous changes in the climate and must “urgently step up action”, according to a report published Thursday by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
Last year was the joint-hottest year on record and disasters struck every continent. Smoke-belching wildfires burned through communities from Australia to the Arctic. Extreme storms battered coastal cities from the Philippines to Nicaragua, while floods put a third…

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