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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.
FA1THG Panama City Skyline from Cinta Costera Park, Panama City, Central America

Limiting global warming to 1.5C would have ‘significant economic benefits’

Holding global temperature rise to 1.5C would lead to significant economic benefits by the end of the century, a new paper suggests. ... Read More

| Apr 3. 2018.
C5T9H7 Raindrops hitting a picnic table; Cornwall;UK.

Explainer: What climate models tell us about future rainfall

Much of the public discussion around climate change has focused on how much the Earth will warm over the coming century. But climate change is not... Read More

Climate modelling | Jan 19. 2018.
AEH63G Mali Gao, Sandstorm over city, during drought of 1984, 1985

Unregulated solar geoengineering could spark droughts and hurricanes, study warns

Artificially cooling the planet through solar geoengineering could have some dramatic side effects – including an increase in droughts and... Read More

Geoengineering | Nov 14. 2017.
JN9F5H Huge electrical storm hits the UK on 18th July 2017, lighting strikes happening every second, lasting for hours into the following morning.

Shifting storms under climate change could bring wilder winters to the UK

The UK could face harsher and more frequent winter storms if global greenhouse gas emissions aren’t curbed, a new study says. ... Read More

Storms | Nov 13. 2017.
Bridge in California over dried up river

Impact of climate change on health is 'the major threat of 21st century'

The health of millions of people across the world is already being significantly harmed by climate change, a major new report finds. ... Read More

Public health | Oct 30. 2017.
GOES-16 satellite image released by NOAA taken on September 8, 2017 shows Hurricane Irma passing the eastern end of Cuba at about on September 8, 2017.

Media reaction: Hurricane Irma and climate change

Two weeks after Hurricane Harvey brought “unprecedented” flooding to Houston, Hurricane Irma has ploughed through the Caribbean and into the... Read More

Media analysis | Sep 12. 2017.
attribution map

Mapeo: Como el cambio climático afecta eventos meteorológicos extremos alrededor del mundo

Al principio de los 2000, emergió un nuevo campo de investigación en ciencias climaticas que empezó a explorar la huella del ser humano sobre... Read More

Attribution | Aug 31. 2017.
US quarter with .75 (golfball) inch size hail stones from severe thunderstorm near Coolidge Arizon

Giant hailstones to increasingly strike North America under climate change

Damaging large hail "events" may become more common across the central and central-western parts of North America, concludes a new study published in... Read More

Storms | Jun 26. 2017.

Limiting warming to 1.5C has clear benefits for Australia, study says

Global temperature rise of 2C could see Australia hit by heat extremes similar to the “angry summer” of 2012-13 in almost four out of every five... Read More

Extreme weather | May 15. 2017.

Explainer: Dealing with the 'loss and damage' caused by climate change

Scaling down our emissions and building resilience against climate change can only take us so far. Some negative impacts and damages are now... Read More

Explainers | May 9. 2017.
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