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Cooling effect of clouds ‘underestimated’ by climate models, says new study

Clouds could have a greater cooling effect on the planet than climate models currently suggest, according to new research. The paper, published in... Read More

Climate modelling | Jun 3. 2021.
Devastation still felt in Staten Island, 75 days after Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy caused an ‘extra $8bn’ damage due to human-caused sea level rise

More than $8bn of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 was due to the increase in sea levels caused by human-caused climate change, according... Read More

Extreme weather | May 18. 2021.

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, h... Read More

Attribution | Feb 25. 2021.
Texas deep freeze power blackouts and the role of global warming

Media reaction: Texas ‘deep freeze’, power blackouts and the role of global warming

This week, a blast of Arctic air has engulfed much of the central US, bringing freezing conditions and record low temperatures to many states. Tex... Read More

Media analysis | Feb 18. 2021.
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Met Office: A review of the UK’s climate in 2020

It is no exaggeration to say that 2020 has been a dramatic and memorable year for the UK – and our weather and climate is no exception.  We... Read More

Guest posts | Jan 12. 2021.
Aerial view of flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, on 31 August 2017. Credit: UPI / Alamy Stock Photo. W03888

Guest post: Cost of extreme weather due to climate change is severely underestimated

Over the past decade, a compelling body of evidence has linked a range of extreme weather events to human-caused climate change.  This area o... Read More

Guest posts | Jun 12. 2020.
Aerial view of the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, near Bebedo, Mozambique. 8 April 2019. Credit: US Air Force Photo / Alamy Stock Photo.

Major tropical cyclones have become '15% more likely' over past 40 years

Tropical cyclones across the world have become more intense over the past four decades, a new study concludes. Major tropical cyclones with winds ... Read More

Storms | May 18. 2020.
Typhoon Hagibis headed towards Japan, 10 October 2019. Credit: Claudia Weinmann / Alamy Stock Photo. 2A3TDX4

Global warming has ‘changed’ spread of tropical cyclones around the world

Human-caused climate change has played a role in shaping the global distribution of tropical cyclones in the past 40 years, a study finds. The num... Read More

Storms | May 4. 2020.

Explainer: Nine ‘tipping points’ that could be triggered by climate change

The persistent march of a warming climate is seen across a multitude of continuous, incremental changes. CO2 levels in the atmosphere. Ocean heat con... Read More

Tipping points | Feb 10. 2020.
Image mosaic of Arctic storm. (Credit: NASA/Goddard/MODIS Rapid Response Team)

In-depth: Understanding the impacts of changing Arctic storms

For ships sailing close to the north pole, few events pose bigger risks than an Arctic storm.  Arctic storms can unleash extremely high wind... Read More

Storms | Jan 13. 2020.
Hurricane Irma hitting Miami Beach, Florida, USA. 10 September 2017. Credit: EFE News Agency / Alamy Stock Photo. K64FPD

Record 2017 hurricane season driven by warm Atlantic Ocean, study says

Last year’s record hurricane season – which saw Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria cause devastation across North and Central America – was prim... Read More

Extreme weather | Sep 27. 2018.
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