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DN1ENH Aberystwyth Wales UK, Wednesday 18 December 2013. At the peak of the tide, gale force winds bring massive waves crashing onto the seafront at Aberystwyth on the west Wales coast. Winds are expected to increase in severity throughout the day, peaking at 50-60mph by the late afternoon. A yellow weather warning is in place for large parts of Wales today with the Met Office warning of high winds and heavy rain that could cause localised flooding. Gusts of up to 70mph are expected in exposed coastal areas. Photo Credit: keith morris/Alamy Live News

Coastal flooding in Europe ‘could cost up to €1 trillion per year’ by 2100

The economic damage from coastal flooding in Europe could reach almost €1 trillion per year by 2100 without new investment in adaptation to climate... Read More

Floods | Aug 13. 2018.
PAGGF2 Lancashire, UK. 21 July 2018. The Reservoir is now showing very low levels due to a sustained dry period, and is shown here after 2 days of rain. United Utilities who own the reservoir intend to introduce a hosepipe ban from 5 August 2018. The reservoir supplies Liverpool via a series of reservoirs in the Rivington area, which were recently used to supply water for helicopters fighting the Winter Hill fires. The bridge shown is the Alance Bridge, which spans the River Yarrow, which would normally flow through it into the reservoir. Credit: Phil Taylor/Alamy Live News

In-depth: How the UK plans to adapt to climate change

The UK government last week published its updated strategy for tackling the impacts of climate change, including higher temperatures, drought and... Read More

UK policy | Jul 26. 2018.
West Midlands Metro at Bull St in Birmingham, UK, 23 June 2018. Credit: Paul Weston / Alamy Stock Photo. P53842

In-depth: UK can go low-carbon ‘at no extra cost’, say infrastructure advisors

The UK can have low-carbon electricity, heat and transport in 2050 at the same cost as today’s high-carbon energy system. ... Read More

UK policy | Jul 10. 2018.
King tides flood property on Kiribati atoll. Credit: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert / Alamy Stock Photo. BGP1PD

Low-lying atolls could become 'uninhabitable' earlier than thought

Low-lying coral islands across the tropical oceans could become “uninhabitable” in the coming decades because of the combined impacts of sea level... Read More

Sea level rise | Apr 25. 2018.
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.
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