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Mapped: How climate change affects extreme weather around the world

In the early 2000s, a new field of climate science research emerged that began to explore the human fingerprint on extreme weather, such as floods,... Read More

Attribution | Mar 11. 2019.

Media reaction: The UK’s record-breaking winter heat in 2019

This time last year, the UK was shivering through the “Beast from the East”, a blast of Arctic air that brought freezing conditions and blizzards... Read More

Media analysis | Feb 27. 2019.

Q&A: How is Arctic warming linked to the ‘polar vortex’ and other extreme weather?

The past week has seen some brutal weather hitting the US and Canada. With cold Arctic air plunging south down to the US midwest, six states have seen... Read More

Extreme weather | Jan 31. 2019.
Cracked soil in Sarigua park, Panama. Credit: Oyvind Martinsen Documentary Collection / Alamy Stock Photo. PDATT2

Climate change’s impact on soil moisture could push land past ‘tipping point’

The impact of climate change on soil moisture could push the land past a “tipping point” – turning it from a net carbon “sink” to a source... Read More

Drought | Jan 23. 2019.
A woman shelters from the sun in London, during hot weather in August 2018. Credit: amer ghazzal / Alamy Stock Photo. PCFWGY

Met Office: Climate change made 2018 UK summer heatwave ‘30 times more likely’

This year’s summer heatwave, which saw temperature records broken across the UK, was made up to 30 times more likely by climate change, a new... Read More

Heatwaves | Dec 6. 2018.
Prof Terry Hughes.

The Carbon Brief Interview: Prof Terry Hughes

Prof Terry Hughes is the director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University in... Read More

Interviews | Nov 22. 2018.
Al-Mina archaeological site, Tyre, south Lebanon. Credit: Paul Doyle / Alamy Stock Photo. C4E389

Mapped: The Mediterranean world heritage sites at risk from sea level rise

On the eastern coast of Gibraltar, steep cliffs conceal a network of caves containing artwork and engravings that were created by Neanderthals more... Read More

Sea level rise | Oct 16. 2018.
DP4C4Y Facade of the new BBC building at night, London, England, United Kingdom

Exclusive: BBC One to show first primetime film on climate change since 2007

The BBC has commissioned a major new documentary film on climate change. ... Read More

Science communication | Oct 12. 2018.
Hurricane Irma hitting Miami Beach, Florida, USA. 10 September 2017. Credit: EFE News Agency / Alamy Stock Photo. K64FPD

Record 2017 hurricane season driven by warm Atlantic Ocean, study says

Last year’s record hurricane season – which saw Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria cause devastation across North and Central America – was... Read More

Extreme weather | Sep 27. 2018.
PKTMFJ Wilmington, United States. 15th Sep, 2018. Cars sit abandoned on a street during Hurricane, now tropical storm Florence September 15, 2018 in Wilmington, North Carolina. Tropical storm Florence is expected to drop more rain over the next few days and cause more flooding along North and South Carolina. Some rivers are expected to crest on Monday. Credit: Ken Cedeno/UPI Photo/Newscom/Alamy Live News

Guest post: How Arctic warming could have steered Hurricane Florence towards the US

Prof Jennifer Francis is a research professor in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University in New Jersey, US. Jennifer is a... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 17. 2018.
EE03A2 Buddhist Man with umbrella against sun walking in street, Bangkok, Thailand, Southeast Asia.

Limiting warming to 2C would prevent ‘worldwide increases’ in heat-related deaths

Restricting global warming to 2C above pre-industrial levels would prevent large increases in temperature-related deaths across much of the globe, a... Read More

Public health | Sep 13. 2018.
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