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People take shelter under umbrellas during a heatwave in Moscow, 3 August 2018. Credit: ITAR-TASS News Agency / Alamy Stock Photo.

Northern hemisphere’s extreme heatwave in 2018 ‘impossible’ without climate change

Last summer’s unprecedented northern-hemisphere heatwave “could not have occurred without human-induced climate change”, a new study concludes. ... Read More

Attribution | Jun 12. 2019.
London Eye and blossom trees in spring. Credit: Richard Barnes / Alamy Stock Photo. D79E7B

Guest post: A Met Office review of the UK’s weather in 2018

Dr Mark McCarthy is science manager of the Met Office National Climate Information Centre, which provides monitoring and analysis of UK climate... Read More

Guest posts | Jan 4. 2019.
Wayoh reservoir drought, Bolton, UK. 1 September 2018. Credit: Phil Taylor / Alamy Stock Photo. PHBBJR

In-depth Q&A: The UK Climate Projections 2018

Update: The article was updated on 17/09/2019 to include the new 2.2km local data published in September 2019. ... Read More

Climate modelling | Nov 29. 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.
Swallowtail butterfly.

UK's largest butterfly could 'be lost' due to climate change

A rare butterfly could go extinct in the UK as a result of climate change, research suggests. ... Read More

Wildlife | Mar 28. 2018.
Bredstedt, Germany. 28 February 2018. A snow plough in operation in Bredstedt, Germany. Strong snowfall lead to a difficult traffic situation on the streets of Nordfriesland. Credit: Frank Molter/dpa/Alamy Live News M63JJY

Explainer: The polar vortex, climate change and the ‘Beast from the East’

While much of Europe is shivering in subzero temperatures, the Arctic and eastern US have basked in unseasonably warm conditions in recent weeks. ... Read More

Extreme weather | Mar 1. 2018.
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.
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