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Dried up river banks of the Rhine river in Dusseldorf, Germany. Credit: kolvenbach / Alamy Stock Photo B15C8B

Climate change could cause more severe droughts in ‘98% of European cities’

More than 500 European cities could face sharp increases in droughts, floods and heatwaves if climate change continues to rise unabated, a new study... Read More

Extreme weather | Feb 21. 2018.
Measuring trees in Borneo.

Deforestation and drought threaten carbon storage in Borneo’s rainforests

Carbon storage in Borneo’s tropical rainforests faces a dual threat from deforestation for agriculture and droughts caused by El Niño events, a new... Read More

Plants and forests | Dec 19. 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FNYKY6 Aerial view of homes submerged in floodwaters along the Pearl and Leaf Rivers after record breaking storms dumped rain across the deep south March 13, 2016 in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana.

‘Extreme’ El Niños to double in frequency under 1.5C of warming, study says

The El Niño event of 2015-16 was one of the strongest on record, bringing flooding to much of South America, southern US and East Africa, and severe... Read More

El Niño | Jul 24. 2017.
Prasat Bakong, Siem Reap, Cambodia. 2nd June, 2016. LERN, who has been farming all his life, plants rice in his fields near Seam Reap. Cambodia is in the second year of a record shattering drought, brought on by climate change and the El NiA±o weather pattern. Lern said this is driest he has ever seen his fields. He said he is planting because he has no choice but if they rainy season doesn't come, or if it's like last year's very short rainy season he will lose his crops.

Video: Tropics to see ‘unprecedented’ climates under future warming

Without action to curb CO2 emissions, more than a third of the world could face climates that are different from anything observed anywhere today, a... Read More

Interviews | Jun 5. 2017.

Limiting warming to 1.5C has clear benefits for Australia, study says

Global temperature rise of 2C could see Australia hit by heat extremes similar to the “angry summer” of 2012-13 in almost four out of every five... Read More

Extreme weather | May 15. 2017.
Humanitarian aid in Turkana, Kenya, in response to a lingering cholera outbreak

El Niño shifts cholera burden onto East Africa

In 2015-16, one of the strongest El Niño events in recorded history played havoc with the world’s weather. Among its impacts, heavy rainfall... Read More

Public health | Apr 10. 2017.
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