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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.
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.

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, h... Read More

Attribution | Feb 25. 2021.
Snowline survey in the Southern Alps, New Zealand.

‘Extreme’ glacier loss events linked to human-caused climate change for first time

The rapidly evolving scientific field of “extreme event event attribution” has detected the fingerprint of human-caused climate change on a wide ... Read More

Glaciers | Aug 3. 2020.
Typhoon Hagibis headed towards Japan, 10 October 2019. Credit: Claudia Weinmann / Alamy Stock Photo. 2A3TDX4

Global warming has ‘changed’ spread of tropical cyclones around the world

Human-caused climate change has played a role in shaping the global distribution of tropical cyclones in the past 40 years, a study finds. The num... Read More

Storms | May 4. 2020.
Flooded fields in Worcestershire, UK, on 27 February 2020. Credit: Shaun Davey / Alamy Stock Photo. 2B1Y2HB

Met Office: Why the UK saw record-breaking rainfall in February 2020

February 2020 was the UK’s wettest February on record in a series dating back to 1862. England, Wales and Northern Ireland all saw their wettest Fe... Read More

Guest posts | Mar 5. 2020.
York preparing for the highest flood river level in twenty years, 17 Feb 2020. Credit: Gary Calton / Alamy Stock Photo. 2AYX113

Guest post: Are UK floods becoming worse due to climate change?

Once again, lives have been turned upside down by flooding across large parts of the UK, following the exceptional rainfall brought by storms Ciara a... Read More

Guest posts | Feb 20. 2020.
Collage of global media coverage of the Australian wildfires. Credit: Carbon Brief.

Media reaction: Australia’s bushfires and climate change

Australia is currently experiencing one of its worst bushfire seasons, with swathes of the southern and eastern coastal regions having been ablaze fo... Read More

Media analysis | Jan 7. 2020.
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 quick-f... 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.
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