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Extreme weather
LATEST IN EXTREME WEATHER

GOES-16 satellite image released by NOAA taken on September 8, 2017 shows Hurricane Irma passing the eastern end of Cuba at about on September 8, 2017.

Media reaction: Hurricane Irma and climate change

Two weeks after Hurricane Harvey brought “unprecedented” flooding to Houston, Hurricane Irma has ploughed through the Caribbean and into the... Read More

Media analysis | Sep 12. 2017.
Old Bailey Statue of Lady Justice. Central Criminal Court, London, UK

Guest Post: Deploying the science of extreme weather attribution in the courts

Sophie Marjanac and Lindene Patton are lawyers at ClientEarth in the UK and Earth & Water Law in the US, respectively. ... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 8. 2017.
attribution map

Mapeo: Como el cambio climático afecta eventos meteorológicos extremos alrededor del mundo

Al principio de los 2000, emergió un nuevo campo de investigación en ciencias climaticas que empezó a explorar la huella del ser humano sobre... Read More

Attribution | Aug 31. 2017.
Water shortage and agriculture in the Jordan valley.

Climate change 'could double' the number of droughts in Jordan by 2100

The number of droughts in Jordan could double by 2100 as a result of climate change, new research suggests. ... Read More

Drought | Aug 30. 2017.
National guardsmen rescue residents stranded by flooding after Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast, 27/08/2017, Houston, Texas.

Media reaction: Hurricane Harvey and climate change

Hurricane Harvey continues to rock the southern US, where at least nine people have died after unprecedented flooding. ... Read More

Media analysis | Aug 29. 2017.
CFF0TE High tide in St. Mark's Square, flooding the square and Doge's Palace, Venice, UNESCO World Heritage site, Veneto, Italy, Europe, 24/12/2010.

Climate change is already shifting the timing of European floods, study says

Climate change is shifting the timing of river flooding across Europe, with parts of the continent experiencing flooding several weeks earlier or... Read More

Floods | Aug 10. 2017.
Everglades National Park dead trees and grasses.

Ecosystems facing 'double whammy' due to increasing impacts of drought

Trees and plants across the world are increasingly in “recovery mode” after a drought, a new study says, and they’re taking longer to bounce... Read More

Drought | Aug 9. 2017.
FNYKY6 Aerial view of homes submerged in floodwaters along the Pearl and Leaf Rivers after record breaking storms dumped rain across the deep south March 13, 2016 in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana.

‘Extreme’ El Niños to double in frequency under 1.5C of warming, study says

The El Niño event of 2015-16 was one of the strongest on record, bringing flooding to much of South America, southern US and East Africa, and severe... Read More

El Niño | Jul 24. 2017.
J77E94 Dhaka, Bangladesh. 22nd May, 2017. DHAKA, BANGLADESH - MAY 23 : School children return home after school keeping their school bag on head to save from heat of the sun in Dhaka, Bangladesh on May 23, 2017.Temperature in Dhaka reached 38 degrees Celsius on 23rd May. Credit: Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News

State of the climate: Warm temperatures and low sea ice mark first half of 2017

The first half of 2017 has seen record low sea ice extents at both poles and near-record global average temperatures – despite the absence of a... Read More

Global temperature | Jul 21. 2017.
D6HBM5 Aerial view of lush Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, farmland, home to the Amish, prolific farmers.

Warm spells in Arctic stunt crop yields across US, study suggests

Unusually warm periods in the Arctic stunt vegetation growth and crop yields across North America, a new study suggests. ... Read More

Arctic | Jul 10. 2017.
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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 | Jul 6. 2017.
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