catastrophic floods

flood rescue in Porto Alegre

Storms that began on April 29 have triggered unprecedented flooding in Brazil’s southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul, with 150,000 people displaced, 85 dead and more than 130 missing as of May 6. Israel Dutra and Roberto Robaina outline a socialist response to this climate catastrophe.

Climate change threatens the life and habitability of our planet and, right now, the eastern part of Australia is witnessing this first-hand. Alejandro Aleman reports

As residents along Australia’s east coast were smashed by unprecedented floods, the PM was talking up the need for more submarines, missiles and other military hardware, writes Dave Holmes.

Thirteen-year-old Lismore school student Ella O'Dwyer-Oshlack gave a powerful speech criticising the PM for climate denialism at the School Strike 4 Climate. Pip Hinman reports.

Along with eight other Lismore flood survivors, Dee dumped a pile of destroyed possessions on Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s doorstep at Kirribilli House.

The Morrison government’s focus on ramping up military spending is being challenged by security experts, who say the biggest threat to Australia is extreme weather events. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

Alex Bainbridge argues corporations should be properly taxed to generate the disaster funds required.

School Strike 4 Climate organised a solidarity action with flood victims, criticising the federal government for ignoring the link between climate change and extreme weather events. Rachel Evans reports.

Climate activists protested amid the rainstorm outside a business summit at the Hyatt Regency to demand funding for climate solutions. Kerry Smith reports.

The catastrophic floods in northern NSW and southern Queensland seems to have taken some MPs by surprise. But, as Alex Bainbridge reports, the IPCC has warned that climate change will increase the likelihood of such catastrophic events.