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Delhi, India. 7th June, 2019. 08 June 2019 - Delhi - INDIA.As the Summer temperature soars through the roof, Community volunteers were seen distributing free juices & cold beverages to help the citizens cool off. India reels under the effect of a massive Heat Wave with the temperature touching an unprecedented 50.3 degree celcius in many parts of India.

Guest post: Air pollution and irrigation mask extremes of India’s 2019 heatwave

Dr Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, Dr Gabriel Vecchi, Dr Flavio Lehner, Dr Friederike Otto, Dr Karsten Haustein, Dr Claudia Tebaldi, Dr Maarten van Aalst... Read More

Guest posts | Jun 21. 2019.
A man throws a bucket of water on himself to ease the extreme heat, Quezon City, Philippines. 5 March, 2019. Credit: Xinhua / Alamy Stock Photo.

More than half the world could see ‘record-setting heat’ every year by 2100

More than half of the world could see new temperature records set in every single year by the end of the century if global warming is not curbed, a... Read More

Heatwaves | Jun 17. 2019.
People take shelter under umbrellas during a heatwave in Moscow, 3 August 2018. Credit: ITAR-TASS News Agency / Alamy Stock Photo.

Northern hemisphere’s extreme heatwave in 2018 ‘impossible’ without climate change

Last summer’s unprecedented northern-hemisphere heatwave “could not have occurred without human-induced climate change”, a new study concludes. ... Read More

Attribution | Jun 12. 2019.
A man shades his face from the summer heat, New York. Credit: Kathy deWitt / Alamy Stock Photo.

Limiting warming to 1.5C could prevent ‘thousands’ of heat deaths in US cities

Holding global temperature rise to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, rather than 2C or 3C, could help prevent thousands of deaths in US cities during... Read More

Heatwaves | Jun 5. 2019.

Japan’s deadly 2018 heatwave ‘could not have happened without climate change’

The record-breaking 2018 summer heatwave in Japan in which more than 1,000 people died “could not have happened without human-induced global... Read More

Heatwaves | May 30. 2019.
Map showing how climate change effects extremem weather around the world

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,... Read More

Attribution | Mar 11. 2019.

Media reaction: The UK’s record-breaking winter heat in 2019

This time last year, the UK was shivering through the “Beast from the East”, a blast of Arctic air that brought freezing conditions and blizzards... Read More

Media analysis | Feb 27. 2019.
A woman shelters from the sun in London, during hot weather in August 2018. Credit: amer ghazzal / Alamy Stock Photo. PCFWGY

Met Office: Climate change made 2018 UK summer heatwave ‘30 times more likely’

This year’s summer heatwave, which saw temperature records broken across the UK, was made up to 30 times more likely by climate change, a new... Read More

Heatwaves | Dec 6. 2018.
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.
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