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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.
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.
Reservoir in Llwyn Onn, South Wales, UK is severely depleted due to the heatwave. 24 July 2018. Credit: Andrew Bartlett / Alamy Stock Photo. PAKHDC

Climate change made 2018 European heatwave up to ‘five times’ more likely

A rapid assessment by scientists of the ongoing heatwave across northern Europe this summer has found that human-caused climate change made it as much... Read More

Attribution | Jul 27. 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.
Setting sun shines on afternoon traffic on Taraval Street in San Francisco. Credit: MarmadukeSt. John / Alamy Stock Photo. DR8AK8

‘Powerful evidence’ of global warming’s effect on seasons found in troposphere

Scientists studying the troposphere – the lowest level of the atmosphere – have found “powerful evidence” that climate change is altering... Read More

Global temperature | Jul 19. 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.
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.
Vehicles stranded in flood during Hurricane Harvey in Houston, US on 27 August 2017. Credit: Song Qiong/Xinhua/Alamy Live News. K1RX0B

Global warming could be causing tropical storms to ‘slow down and last longer’

Rising global temperatures could be causing tropical storms to slow down, allowing them more time to unleash heavy rainfall once making landfall, a... Read More

Storms | Jun 6. 2018.
Mangi villagers wait for a water tanker that arrives twice a week to replenish their dried up water well. Pandharkawda, Maharashtra, India, 22 April 2010. Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo. CCX33P

Mapped: How global warming and land-use change threaten water security worldwide

The world’s water supply has been severely altered by global warming and changes to land use – such as agriculture and damming – over the past... Read More

Attribution | May 16. 2018.
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