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Autumn leaves. Credit: Vichaya Kiatying-Angsulee / Alamy Stock Photo. G8MN0T

State of the climate: Low sea ice and near-record warmth define 2019 to date

This year is shaping up to be the second warmest on record for most surface temperature datasets, behind only the super-El Niño year of 2016. This is... Read More

State of the climate | Oct 16. 2019.
People stuck in a traffic jam in Somerset, UK, leave their cars during a heatwave on 30 July 2016. Credit: Timothy Large / Alamy Stock Photo. GFAT52

Guest post: How heatwave images in the media can better represent climate risks

Dr Saffron O'Neill is an associate professor in geography at the University of Exeter. Between 2012 and 2017 she held an Economic and Social Research... Read More

Guest posts | Aug 29. 2019.
Amazon fires media reaction August 2019. Graphic: Carbon Brief.

Media reaction: Amazon fires and climate change

In recent weeks, tens of thousands of fires have been recorded across the Amazon rainforest, with dramatic images and statistics reported daily across... Read More

Media analysis | Aug 27. 2019.
People cooling down in the spray of water mist as temperatures soar into the thirties in Krakow Poland 2018

Guest post: How extreme weather conditions could last longer due to climate change

Peter Pfleiderer is a researcher at Humboldt University in Berlin and a research analyst at Climate Analytics. Dr Kai Kornhuber is postdoctoral... Read More

Guest posts | Aug 19. 2019.
A pedestrian on Waterloo Bridge shelters with a newspaper from the sun. 25 July 2019, London.

Climate change made Europe’s 2019 record heatwave up to ‘100 times more likely’

The run of unprecedented temperatures in July – which sent records tumbling in the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany – would have been... Read More

Attribution | Aug 2. 2019.
Wildfire in Moray, Scotland, 23 April 2019. Credit: JASPERIMAGE / Alamy Stock Photo.

Guest post: Understanding the UK’s recent spike in wildfires

Dr Thomas Smith is assistant professor in environmental geography in the Department of Geography & Environment at the London School of Economics. ... Read More

Guest posts | Jul 3. 2019.
A man cools himself in Lille, France, 28 June 2019, as temperatures in France hit 45C. Credit: Xinhua / Alamy Stock Photo.

France’s record-breaking heatwave made ‘at least five times’ more likely by climate change

The record-breaking heatwave that struck France last week was made at “least five times more likely” by climate change, according to a new... Read More

Heatwaves | Jul 2. 2019.
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.
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