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Delhi, India. 7th June, 2019. 08 June 2019 - Delhi - INDIA.As the Summer temperature soars through the roof, Community volunteers were seen distributing free juices & cold beverages to help the citizens cool off. India reels under the effect of a massive Heat Wave with the temperature touching an unprecedented 50.3 degree celcius in many parts of India.

Guest post: Air pollution and irrigation mask extremes of India’s 2019 heatwave

Dr Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, Dr Gabriel Vecchi, Dr Flavio Lehner, Dr Friederike Otto, Dr Karsten Haustein, Dr Claudia Tebaldi, Dr Maarten van Aalst... Read More

Guest posts | Jun 21. 2019.
A man throws a bucket of water on himself to ease the extreme heat, Quezon City, Philippines. 5 March, 2019. Credit: Xinhua / Alamy Stock Photo.

More than half the world could see ‘record-setting heat’ every year by 2100

More than half of the world could see new temperature records set in every single year by the end of the century if global warming is not curbed, a... Read More

Heatwaves | Jun 17. 2019.
People take shelter under umbrellas during a heatwave in Moscow, 3 August 2018. Credit: ITAR-TASS News Agency / Alamy Stock Photo.

Northern hemisphere’s extreme heatwave in 2018 ‘impossible’ without climate change

Last summer’s unprecedented northern-hemisphere heatwave “could not have occurred without human-induced climate change”, a new study concludes. ... Read More

Attribution | Jun 12. 2019.
A man shades his face from the summer heat, New York. Credit: Kathy deWitt / Alamy Stock Photo.

Limiting warming to 1.5C could prevent ‘thousands’ of heat deaths in US cities

Holding global temperature rise to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, rather than 2C or 3C, could help prevent thousands of deaths in US cities during... Read More

Heatwaves | Jun 5. 2019.
May 27, 2019, Dayton, Ohio, United States: Remains of houses and cars among debris after a tornado struck the area the night before. At least 1 person is dead and 12 injured from the storms that hit western Ohio.

Tornadoes and climate change: what does the science say?

The US has recently experienced one of its worst tornado outbreaks of the past decade, with more than 500 reported over 30 days. The number so far... Read More

Explainers | May 31. 2019.

Japan’s deadly 2018 heatwave ‘could not have happened without climate change’

The record-breaking 2018 summer heatwave in Japan in which more than 1,000 people died “could not have happened without human-induced global... Read More

Heatwaves | May 30. 2019.
Dried earth

Climate change has influenced global drought risk for ‘more than a century’

The influence of human-caused climate change on global drought risk could extend back for more than a century, a study finds. ... Read More

Drought | May 1. 2019.
Map showing how climate change effects extremem weather around the world

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.
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