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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.
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.
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.
Map showing how climate change effects extremem weather around the world

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 | Mar 11. 2019.
A woman shelters from the sun in London, during hot weather in August 2018. Credit: amer ghazzal / Alamy Stock Photo. PCFWGY

Met Office: Climate change made 2018 UK summer heatwave ‘30 times more likely’

This year’s summer heatwave, which saw temperature records broken across the UK, was made up to 30 times more likely by climate change, a new... Read More

Attribution | Dec 6. 2018.
Reservoir in Llwyn Onn, South Wales, UK is severely depleted due to the heatwave. 24 July 2018. Credit: Andrew Bartlett / Alamy Stock Photo. PAKHDC

Climate change made 2018 European heatwave up to ‘five times’ more likely

A rapid assessment by scientists of the ongoing heatwave across northern Europe this summer has found that human-caused climate change made it as much... Read More

Attribution | Jul 27. 2018.
Mangi villagers wait for a water tanker that arrives twice a week to replenish their dried up water well. Pandharkawda, Maharashtra, India, 22 April 2010. Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo. CCX33P

Mapped: How global warming and land-use change threaten water security worldwide

The world’s water supply has been severely altered by global warming and changes to land use – such as agriculture and damming – over the past... Read More

Attribution | May 16. 2018.
K2FMM3 Hurricane Harvey, seen fom the International Space Station. Elements of this image are furnished by NASA.

Climate change ‘tripled chances’ of Hurricane Harvey’s record rain

When Hurricane Harvey struck Texas on 25 August, the state was hit by catastrophic flooding caused by record rainfall. In just three days, up to 40... Read More

Extreme weather | Dec 13. 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.
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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.

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.
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