Blogs on extreme weather

  • Farmers need objective, apolitical agriculture data to make the most of their harvest. Photo: ADB

    Harvesting the good data that Asia’s farmers need

    Published on Friday, 31 May 2019

    Area frame sampling – which compiles objective agriculture data using geographic areas and advanced technology – is increasingly being used in Asia to help farmers prepare for climate change and extreme weather.

  • A woman installs a solar panels on the roof of her house in rural Bhutan.

    Energy strategies must consider all parts of the ‘energy trilemma’

    Published on Monday, 15 June 2015

    Ahead of the 2015 Asian Clean Energy Forum, the region’s energy leaders are now looking to re-evaluate traditional norms to respond to volatile prices, extreme weather and large-scale accidents and disruptions.

  • Managing floods in a changing climate for a green future

    Published on Thursday, 21 November 2013

    Climate change, population growth, and urbanization are bringing some of the greatest challenges of our time. Just a few days ago we experienced one of the most powerful storms in history, Super Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Philippines, killing thousands.

  • South Asia again confronts displacement by Mother Nature’s wrath

    Published on Monday, 20 May 2013

    Thankfully, the eventual impact of Cyclone Mahasen on South Asia was softer than feared before it struck land this past week. However, the storm still left dozens dead and caused the precautionary evacuation or subsequent displacement of one million persons living in coastal areas around the Bay of Bengal.