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EE03A2 Buddhist Man with umbrella against sun walking in street, Bangkok, Thailand, Southeast Asia.

Limiting warming to 2C would prevent ‘worldwide increases’ in heat-related deaths

Restricting global warming to 2C above pre-industrial levels would prevent large increases in temperature-related deaths across much of the globe, a... Read More

Public health | Sep 13. 2018.
Firefighters battle the Holy Fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest, Los Angeles, California, 10 August 2018. ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo. PDXJ0A

Summer rainfall declines ‘primary driver’ of surge in US wildfires

Sharp declines in summer rainfall could be a “primary driver” of the record-breaking wildfires ripping across the western US, research shows. ... Read More

Wildfires | Aug 20. 2018.
Dead sea fan coral, Caribbean sea. Credit: Helmut Corneli / Alamy Stock Photo. M731Y2

Restricting global warming to 1.5C would ‘halve’ risk of marine heatwaves

Marine heatwaves could become 41 times more likely across the globe by 2100 than in pre-industrial times if little is done to stop greenhouse gas... Read More

Ocean warming | Aug 15. 2018.
Wildfire at Buckhorn Summit, California, US. 30 July 2018.

Factcheck: How global warming has increased US wildfires

In the midst of record or near-record heatwaves across the northern hemisphere this summer, deadly wildfires have swept through many regions, such as... Read More

Factchecks | Aug 9. 2018.
Collage of global newspaper front pages covering the 2018 summer heatwave

Media reaction: The 2018 summer heatwaves and climate change

This year’s northern-hemisphere summer has seen a succession of heatwaves take hold in Europe, Asia, North America and northern Africa. ... Read More

Media analysis | Jul 26. 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.
A woman quenches her thirst in Jaipur, India, during a severe heatwave in May 2016. Credit: PACIFIC PRESS / Alamy Stock Photo. G1TTR7

Analysis: ‘Global’ warming varies greatly depending where you live

As part of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the international community committed in 2015 to limit rising global temperatures to “well below"... Read More

People | Jul 2. 2018.
JCF7X8 Camunas, Toledo, Spain. 15th June, 2017. Young people drink water during the procession of the Corpus Christi. Part of Spain is experiencing a heatwave with temperatures up to 42C degrees. Credit: M.Ramirez/Alamy Live News

Guest post: Unprecedented summer heat in Europe ‘every other year’ under 1.5C of warming

Dr Andrew King is a climate scientist at the University of Melbourne and Dr Markus Donat is a climate scientist at the University of New South Wales ... Read More

Heatwaves | Jun 26. 2018.
Protecting from the sun, Mekelle, Ethiopia. Credit: Ivoha / Alamy Stock Photo. EE4NFR

Mapped: African heatwaves could increase ‘five-fold’ with 3C of global warming

The number of heatwaves affecting the African continent every year could be five times higher by 2050 as a result of climate change, a new study... Read More

Heatwaves | Apr 27. 2018.
Wildfire in Yosemite National Park, 2009. Kip Evans / Alamy Stock Photo. BT496N

CO2 emissions from wildfires have fallen over past 80 years, study finds

The annual amount of CO2 emitted as a result of wildfires has fallen over the past 80 years, a new study finds. ... Read More

Plants and forests | Apr 17. 2018.
Sunlight through the water surface, Costa Brava, Spain. Credit: Seaphotoart / Alamy Stock Photo. JYDNWH

Marine heatwaves have become ‘34% more likely’ over past century

Marine heatwaves are now lasting longer and occuring more frequently across the world than in the early 20th century, a new study finds. ... Read More

Ocean warming | Apr 10. 2018.
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