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AEH63G Mali Gao, Sandstorm over city, during drought of 1984, 1985

Unregulated solar geoengineering could spark droughts and hurricanes, study warns

Artificially cooling the planet through solar geoengineering could have some dramatic side effects – including an increase in droughts and... Read More

Geoengineering | Nov 14. 2017.
JN9F5H Huge electrical storm hits the UK on 18th July 2017, lighting strikes happening every second, lasting for hours into the following morning.

Shifting storms under climate change could bring wilder winters to the UK

The UK could face harsher and more frequent winter storms if global greenhouse gas emissions aren’t curbed, a new study says. ... Read More

Storms | Nov 13. 2017.
Bridge in California over dried up river

Impact of climate change on health is 'the major threat of 21st century'

The health of millions of people across the world is already being significantly harmed by climate change, a major new report finds. ... Read More

Public health | Oct 30. 2017.
D522WM Storm clouds over city skyline

New York City could face damaging floods ‘every five years’ in a warmer climate

New York City could be struck by severe flooding up to every five years by 2030-45 if no efforts are made to curb human-driven climate change, new... Read More

Floods | Oct 23. 2017.
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.
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