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A young man refreshes himself at Giordano Bruno Square, City of Buenos Aires, during the January 2022 heat wave in Argentina.

Argentina’s record-breaking 2022 heatwave made ‘60 times more likely’ by climate change

The record-breaking heatwave that hit northern Argentina and Paraguay in early December was made about 60 times more likely by human-caused climate c... Read More

Attribution | Dec 21. 2022.
A man wades through flood water in Nigeria.

West Africa’s deadly rainfall in 2022 made ‘80 times more likely’ by climate change

Extreme rainfall which triggered deadly flooding across West Africa this year was made “about 80 times more likely” by human-caused climate chang... Read More

Attribution | Nov 16. 2022.
A farm worker takes a break in the heat of the morning

‘Poor tropical regions’ suffer greatest economic damage from worsening heatwaves

“Poor tropical regions” – which contribute the least to global greenhouse gas emissions – saw the greatest economic damage from worsening hea... Read More

Heatwaves | Oct 28. 2022.

Analysis: Africa’s unreported extreme weather in 2022 and climate change

From deadly floods in Nigeria to devastating drought in Somalia, Africa has faced a run of severe – and sometimes unprecedented – extreme weather... Read More

Extreme weather | Oct 26. 2022.
Pagodas on Luoxingdun Island that usually remain partially submerged under the water of Poyang Lake Lushan, Jiangxi province, China, 24 August 2022.

Climate change made 2022’s northern-hemisphere droughts ‘at least 20 times’ more likely

The droughts seen across the northern hemisphere this summer were made “at least 20 times more likely” by human-caused climate change, according ... Read More

Attribution | Oct 5. 2022.
A woman sits in the shade at Primrose Hill during the severe heatwave, London, UK, 19 July 2022. Credit: xStephen Chung / Alamy Stock Photo.

Guest post: A Met Office review of the UK’s record-breaking summer in 2022

With the summer of 2022 entering the climate record books as the first time that the UK has hit an air temperature above 40C, it has without question... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 28. 2022.
A woman carries her belongings through flood water in Rajanpur, Pakistan in August, 2022

Climate change ‘likely’ increased extreme rainfall that led to Pakistan flooding

The record-breaking monsoon rainfall that led to severe flooding in Pakistan this summer was “likely increased” by climate change, a new “rapid... Read More

Attribution | Sep 15. 2022.
Flooded road at Badami Bagh vegetable market after heavy monsoon in Lahore, Pakistan, 14 July 2022. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo.

Guest post: How the south Asian monsoon is changing in a warming climate

In August, the world looked on aghast as torrential rains and flash flooding submerged vast areas of Pakistan, affecting 33 million people, killing m... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 15. 2022.

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 | Aug 4. 2022.
Firefighters respond to a large wildfire at the edge of Birmingham, UK during the July 2022 heatwave

Climate change made 2022’s UK heatwave ‘at least 10 times more likely’

The record-breaking UK heatwave of 18-19 July 2022 was made “at least 10 times more likely” by human-caused climate change, a new “rapid-attrib... Read More

Attribution | Jul 28. 2022.
People are evacuated after heavy downpours in Zhengzhou, Henan, China, on 22 July 2021. Credit: Xinhua / Alamy Stock Photo. 2G8R652

Global warming of 2C could ‘double’ flooding costs in China compared to 1.5C

Economic losses from flooding in China at 2C of global warming could be double those at 1.5C, research suggests.  The study, published in the... Read More

Floods | Jul 26. 2022.
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