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Bushfire near Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Risk of ‘megafires’ to increase as climate warms

The likelihood of extreme wildfires - or “megafires” - across the world is expected to increase as global temperatures rise, a new study says. ... Read More

Plants and forests | Feb 6. 2017.
California Drought - Under New Melones Bridge on Dry Lakebed.

Climate change could push risk of ‘megadrought’ to 99% in American southwest

A megadrought spanning several decades could be almost certain to hit the American southwest this century if greenhouse gas emissions are not curbed,... Read More

Drought | Oct 5. 2016.
Interior view of the abandoned and bullet-scarred hospital in Quneitra, Syria. Quneitra was occupied by Israel for seven years beginning in 1967. Today, though decades have passed since the Israeli withdrawal, the town has been left in its destroyed state.

Climate-related disasters raise conflict risk, study says

Extreme weather increases the risk of armed conflict in ethnically-diverse countries, a new study suggests. ... Read More

Human security | Jul 25. 2016.
The cliffs being eroded at the Birling Gap. The houses on the cliff are long empty and uninhabited.

UK faces urgent climate change risks, says CCC

The UK must address a number of urgent risks due to climate change, the government's climate advisers have warned. ... Read More

Risk and adaptation | | Jul 12. 2016.
View of City of London's high rise architecture at sunset.

Study links heatwave deaths in London and Paris to climate change

In 2003, more than 70,000 people across Europe died in a sweltering heatwave that spanned much of the summer. ... Read More

Attribution | Jul 8. 2016.
Shallow bleaching corals, split level with the island, Lissenung, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea,

Scientists compare climate change impacts at 1.5C and 2C

Half a degree makes a very big difference when judging how different parts of the world will feel the effects of climate change. ... Read More

Global temperature | Apr 21. 2016.
A farmer walks in a field on the outskirts of Luoyang, central China's Henan province

Droughts and heatwaves cause 10% drop in annual crop harvests

Over the past five decades, hundreds of droughts and heatwaves have struck countries across the world. A new study finds that these events caused an... Read More

Food and farming | Jan 6. 2016.
Statue of justice.

Guest post: Climate change before the court

A guest post from James Thornton and Howard Covington, chief executive and trustee, respectively, of the environmental law firm ClientEarth. ... Read More

People | Dec 21. 2015.
Tokyo endures the longest heat wave ever recorded on Thursday, August 6, 2015. The temperature reaches 35.1 degrees Celsius before noon Thursday, marking the seventh consecutive day of highs at or above 35 C

Met Office forecasts 2016 to be hottest year on record

Global average temperatures for next year are expected to hit a new high since records began in 1850, says a UK Met Office outlook. ... Read More

Global temperature | Dec 17. 2015.
Sandy scenery od Dubai at the Jumeirah Beach, UAE.

Heat and humidity could make parts of the Middle East ‘unbearable’ by 2100

Conditions in the Middle East could become so hot and humid by the end of the century that being outside for more than six hours would be intolerable,... Read More

Rest of world temperature | Oct 26. 2015.

Five bits of research that shaped climate science in 2014

Climate science never stops developing. Over the course of the year we've covered a myriad of scientific studies, some of which have made the news,... Read More

Temperature | Ice | Dec 26. 2014.
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