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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.
The Nandi Devi mountain in Uttarakhand is the source of the Rishi river, which flooded this week

Factcheck: Did climate change contribute to India’s catastrophic ‘glacial flood’?

On Sunday 7 February, a sudden flood devastated a Himalayan valley in the Indian province of Uttarakhand. It tore through two hydroelectric dams, kil... Read More

Factchecks | Feb 9. 2021.
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Guest post: The role of ‘atmospheric rivers’ in UK winter floods

The arrival of Storm Christoph last week has led to widespread flooding across northern regions of the UK, affecting thousands of homes. At the peak ... Read More

Guest posts | Jan 26. 2021.
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Met Office: A review of the UK’s climate in 2020

It is no exaggeration to say that 2020 has been a dramatic and memorable year for the UK – and our weather and climate is no exception.  We... Read More

Guest posts | Jan 12. 2021.
Visualisation using NASA's MERRA dataset to model the jet stream over North America, between June and July, 1988. Credit: Science History Images / Alamy Stock Photo. T81PF2

Jet stream: Is climate change causing more ‘blocking’ weather events?

The past few months have seen some remarkable weather, from the UK’s sunniest spring on record to Siberia’s dramatic heatwave and “zombie wildf... Read More

Extreme weather | Jun 12. 2020.
Aerial view of flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, on 31 August 2017. Credit: UPI / Alamy Stock Photo. W03888

Guest post: Cost of extreme weather due to climate change is severely underestimated

Over the past decade, a compelling body of evidence has linked a range of extreme weather events to human-caused climate change.  This area o... Read More

Guest posts | Jun 12. 2020.

Met Office: The UK's wet and warm winter of 2019-20

As the UK begins to see the longer, warmer days of spring, it leaves in its wake a winter that broke records for both temperature and rainfall. Th... Read More

Guest posts | Apr 3. 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.

Explainer: Nine ‘tipping points’ that could be triggered by climate change

The persistent march of a warming climate is seen across a multitude of continuous, incremental changes. CO2 levels in the atmosphere. Ocean heat con... Read More

Tipping points | Feb 10. 2020.
Al-Mina archaeological site, Tyre, south Lebanon. Credit: Paul Doyle / Alamy Stock Photo. C4E389

Mapped: The Mediterranean world heritage sites at risk from sea level rise

On the eastern coast of Gibraltar, steep cliffs conceal a network of caves containing artwork and engravings that were created by Neanderthals more th... Read More

Sea level rise | Oct 16. 2018.
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