Heat does not kill in the same way everywhere. Urban planning, social cohesion, traffic, crime: the urban and social context can worsen the vulnerability of individuals to heatwaves, with differences even within the same city. An analysis of the scientific literature conducted by CMCC@Ca’Foscari. Over the last half-century, the probability of heat extreme events has […]
Water availability has changed, and humans are to blame
August 24, 2020 – A new study, realized with the contribution of the CMCC Foundation, demonstrates for the first time that human-induced climate change has influenced water availability on land in the driest months of the year, over the last century. Changes in the water cycle have important impacts on ecosystems and human activities. In […]
Oil spill: where and when will it reach the beach? Answers to prevent environmental impacts.
April 6, 2020 – When an accident involving oil spills occurs, forecasting the behaviour of the oil slick and understanding in advance where and when it will reach the coastline is crucial to organize an efficient emergency response that is able to limit environmental and economic repercussions. A study led by CMCC Foundation’s researchers, based […]
Rivers: how they contribute to better understand the Mediterranean Sea dynamics
A new study lead by the CMCC Foundation will provide key information to support and improve the operational ocean forecasts released by Copernicus, develop climate scenarios, and in the future support the design of nature-based solutions to improve environmental resilience and reduce hydro-meteorological risks in Europe. Insights and perspectives from a study on Ocean Modelling lead by […]