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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.

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.
US quarter with .75 (golfball) inch size hail stones from severe thunderstorm near Coolidge Arizon

Giant hailstones to increasingly strike North America under climate change

Damaging large hail "events" may become more common across the central and central-western parts of North America, concludes a new study published in... Read More

Storms | Jun 26. 2017.
Heatwave health warning as Britons told to stay indoors.

Billions to face 'deadly threshold' of heat extremes by 2100, finds study

Up to three quarters of the world's population could be at risk from deadly heat extremes by the end of the century, a new study suggests. ... Read More

Heatwaves | Jun 19. 2017.
Prasat Bakong, Siem Reap, Cambodia. 2nd June, 2016. LERN, who has been farming all his life, plants rice in his fields near Seam Reap. Cambodia is in the second year of a record shattering drought, brought on by climate change and the El NiA±o weather pattern. Lern said this is driest he has ever seen his fields. He said he is planting because he has no choice but if they rainy season doesn't come, or if it's like last year's very short rainy season he will lose his crops.

Video: Tropics to see ‘unprecedented’ climates under future warming

Without action to curb CO2 emissions, more than a third of the world could face climates that are different from anything observed anywhere today, a... Read More

Interviews | Jun 5. 2017.

Limiting warming to 1.5C has clear benefits for Australia, study says

Global temperature rise of 2C could see Australia hit by heat extremes similar to the “angry summer” of 2012-13 in almost four out of every five... Read More

Extreme weather | May 15. 2017.

Explainer: Dealing with the 'loss and damage' caused by climate change

Scaling down our emissions and building resilience against climate change can only take us so far. Some negative impacts and damages are now... Read More

Explainers | May 9. 2017.

The Carbon Brief Interview: Michael Gerrard

Michael Gerrard is the Andrew Sabin professor of professional practice at Columbia Law School in New York, where he teaches courses on environmental... Read More

Interviews | Apr 19. 2017.
Humanitarian aid in Turkana, Kenya, in response to a lingering cholera outbreak

El Niño shifts cholera burden onto East Africa

In 2015-16, one of the strongest El Niño events in recorded history played havoc with the world’s weather. Among its impacts, heavy rainfall... Read More

Public health | Apr 10. 2017.
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