Was the freak ‘medicane’ storm that devastated Libya a glimpse of North Africa’s future?

Storm Daniel landed on the Libyan coastal town of Toukrah in the early hours of September 10 and started moving east. Soon the wind was rising and heavy rain falling, forcing people to stay indoors. By afternoon the rain was clearly out of the ordinary.

By Mike Rogerson Senior Lecturer in Earth System Science, Northumbria University, Newcastle 3 days ago

Justin Trudeau’s India accusation complicates western efforts to rein in China

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s allegation that the Indian government was involved in the assassination on Canadian soil of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a Sikh independence advocate, will undoubtedly erode Canadian-Indian relations at a time when the West is trying to appeal to India.

By Saira Bano Assistant Professor in Political Science, Thompson Rivers University 5 days ago

We are poised to pass 1.5℃ of global warming – world leaders offer 4 ways to manage this dangerous time

For three decades, the goal of international climate negotiations has been to avoid “dangerous” warming above 1.5℃. With warming to date standing at around 1.2℃, we haven’t quite reached the zone we labelled dangerous and pledged to avoid.

By Jonathan Symons Senior Lecturer, Macquarie School of Social Sciences, Macquarie University 7 days ago

What caused Morocco’s earthquake? A geologist studying the Atlas mountains explains

The epicentre of Morocco’s devastating earthquake on 8 September was in the High Atlas Mountains, about 71km south-west of Marrakesh. Moina Spooner, from The Conversation Africa, asked Jesús Galindo-Zaldivar, who has been carrying out research on the formation of the Atlas mountains and the geology of the area, about the factors which ...

By Jesús Galindo-Zaldivar Professor of Geodynamics, Universidad de Granada 14 days ago

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