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A protester falls unconscious under the high temperatures and is attended to by police during the protest

Climate change will drive rise in ‘record-shattering’ heat extremes

“Record-shattering” extremes – which break weather records by large margins – will become more likely as a result of climate change, a new st... Read More

Extreme weather | Jul 26. 2021.
People ride on a waterlogged road in Zhengzhou after torrential rains

State of the climate: 2021 sees widespread climate extremes despite a cool start

While the early months of 2021 have been cooler than much of the past decade, global temperatures have risen in recent months as the effects of La Ni... Read More

State of the climate | Jul 26. 2021.
Hurricane Maria destroyed everything during its passage on the island of Dominica

Recent increase in major Atlantic hurricanes may be ‘rebound’ after 1960-1980s lull

Reported increases in major hurricanes in the North Atlantic over the satellite era are potentially a “recovery from a deep minimum in the 1960-198... Read More

Storms | Jul 13. 2021.
A woman enters a cooling centre during the scorching weather of a heatwave in Vancouver

Pacific north-west heatwave shows climate is heading into ‘uncharted territory’

The deadly heatwave that hit north-western US and Canada in late June would have been “virtually impossible” without human-caused global warming,... Read More

Heatwaves | Jul 7. 2021.
Media reaction Pacific north-west heat dome and the role of climate change

Media reaction: Pacific north-west ‘heat dome’ and the role of climate change

Less than two weeks after record-breaking temperatures forced California into a state of emergency, a severe heatwave has swept over northwestern US ... Read More

Media analysis | Jun 30. 2021.
Aerial view of houses in Puerto Rico without roofs due to the strong winds brought by Hurricane Maria

Guest post: How attribution can fill the evidence ‘gap’ in climate litigation

In November 2015, a Peruvian farmer and mountain guide, Saúl Luciano Lliuya, launched a pioneering bid for climate justice in a German court more th... Read More

Guest posts | Jun 28. 2021.
A villager is seen in a sugarcane field in Shiguoxia Village in Xuwen County, south China's Guangdong Province

Two-fifths of EU agricultural imports could be ‘highly vulnerable’ to drought by 2050

At least 40% of the European Union’s agricultural imports will be “highly vulnerable” to drought by 2050, new research finds. The paper, pub... Read More

Food and farming | Jun 15. 2021.
Blue sky with clouds

Cooling effect of clouds ‘underestimated’ by climate models, says new study

Clouds could have a greater cooling effect on the planet than climate models currently suggest, according to new research. The paper, published in... Read More

Climate modelling | Jun 3. 2021.
Forest and water vapour, Iguazu National Park in Brazil

Satellite data reveals impact of warming on global water cycle

Evapotranspiration – the transfer of water from the ground into the air through a combination of evaporation and transpiration – increased global... Read More

Temperature | May 26. 2021.
Devastation still felt in Staten Island, 75 days after Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy caused an ‘extra $8bn’ damage due to human-caused sea level rise

More than $8bn of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 was due to the increase in sea levels caused by human-caused climate change, according... Read More

Extreme weather | May 18. 2021.
Members of the South Carolina's Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team in Texas during Hurricane Harvey

Guest post: Lessons learned from five years of extreme weather ‘rapid attribution’

In the immediate aftermath of an extreme weather event, a common question arises around how much human-caused climate change contributed to its likel... Read More

Guest posts | May 17. 2021.
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