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March for Climate Justice in Kolkata organised by West Bengal along with many other climate, environmental and science based grass-root movements and organisations

Today’s youth will face ‘unmatched’ climate extremes compared to older generations

People born in 2020 will have to face between two and seven times more extreme climate-related events over their lifetimes than people born in 1960, ... Read More

People | Sep 27. 2021.
Firefighters help citizens with their vehicles and safety as Typhoon In-fa brings heavy rains and flooding in Ningbo City_2GA6GHR

Guest post: Reviewing the summer of extreme weather in 2021

From heatwaves and hurricanes in the US to flooding in Europe and China, the weather over recent months has frequently hit the headlines. So, with... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 8. 2021.
Torrential rain causes flash flooding in Aylestone in Leicester

Explainer: What the new IPCC report says about extreme weather and climate change

The new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on the science of climate change lands in the aftermath of a series of deadl... Read More

IPCC | Aug 10. 2021.
A man accepts cold water during a heatwave in Oregon, US on 12 August 2021. Credit: Reuters / Alamy Stock Photo.

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.
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