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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.
C5T9H7 Raindrops hitting a picnic table; Cornwall;UK.

Explainer: What climate models tell us about future rainfall

Much of the public discussion around climate change has focused on how much the Earth will warm over the coming century. But climate change is not... Read More

Climate modelling | Jan 19. 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.

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.
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.
Map by Rosamund Pearce for Carbon Brief.

Mapped: Where £4.4bn is being spent on flood protection in England

The UK government recently made a little-noticed update to a dataset which details where billions of pounds of funding is being channelled for flood... Read More

Floods | Apr 4. 2017.
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