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Coastal erosion on the Carteret Islands, Papua New Guinea

Guest post: Adapting to climate change through ‘managed retreat’

Miyuki Hino is a doctoral student at Stanford University specialising in climate change risks and adaptation decisions. ... Read More

Guest posts | Mar 27. 2017.
flooded river Nidd Knaresborough Yorkshire UK December 2015

Changing climate demands new approach to flood risk, say MPs

A new report by MPs says the government could be doing a lot better at managing flooding, as well as telling people how much risk they are exposed to... Read More

Floods | Nov 2. 2016.
Vietnamese village on the Mekong

Shifting tropical cyclones increases threat to sinking Mekong delta

With their furious winds, torrential rains and deadly storm surges, tropical cyclones are usually known for their destructive power. ... Read More

Storms | Oct 19. 2016.
Flooding in Brooklyn, NY

Hurricane Sandy-sized floods up to 17 times more likely by 2100

As the remnants of Hurricane Matthew recede into the Atlantic Ocean, the warnings and evacuations in the Caribbean and US east coast are giving way to... Read More

Storms | Oct 10. 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.
After heavy rainfall, the diffuse skyline of Barcelona is emerging in the twilight behind raindrops on a window

Factcheck: Are climate models ‘wrong’ on rainfall extremes?

Several media outlets are reporting that new research shows climate model projections of rainfall extremes may be “flawed” or “wrong”. ... Read More

Factchecks | Apr 7. 2016.
A group of girls hurry in the rain.

Guest post: Linking extreme rainfall, flooding and climate change in the recent UK deluges

Nick Reynard is the Science Area Lead for Natural Hazards at the UK’s Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, the UK's foremost authority on flooding... Read More

Guest posts | Jan 15. 2016.
06 Dec 2015, Carlisle, Cumbria, England, UK --- Rescue workers evacuate local residents by boat from a flooded residential street in Carlisle, Britain December 6, 2015. British police have declared a major incident in northern England after prolonged heavy rain caused widespread flooding and forced emergency services to evacuate residents from their homes. REUTERS/Phil Noble --- Image by © PHIL NOBLE/Reuters/Corbis

Storm Desmond: scientists and media examine role of climate change

Last weekend, Storm Desmond swept across the UK, bringing very heavy rainfall and gale-force winds to much of northern England, southern Scotland and... Read More

Attribution | Dec 11. 2015.

Guest post: Why climate change could mean heavier bouts of summer rain in the UK

A guest post from Dr Lizzie Kendon, Manager of the Understanding Regional Climate Change group at the Met Office Hadley Centre in Exeter, UK. ... Read More

Extreme weather | Nov 10. 2015.
Hurricane Patricia's Eyewall on October 23, 2015.

Hurricane Patricia: The role of El Niño, climate change and good fortune

The strongest hurricane ever seen in the western hemisphere came ashore in southwest Mexico at 6:15pm local time on Friday. Looming menacingly off the... Read More

Storms | Oct 26. 2015.
Dauphin Island damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Climate change adding to hurricane damage costs, study suggests

Hurricane damage along the US Atlantic coast has been on the rise in recent decades. Research has suggested that costs are increasing because there... Read More

Storms | Oct 20. 2015.
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