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A damaged bridge caused by flooding near Durban, South Africa, 16 April 2022. Credit: Reuters / Alamy Stock Photo. 2J4KM20

Climate change made extreme rains in 2022 South Africa floods ‘twice as likely’

The extreme rainfall that triggered one of South Africa’s deadliest disasters of this century was made more intense and more likely because of clim... Read More

Attribution | May 13. 2022.
Effects of Cyclone Amphan in Khulna, Bangladesh

Communities in India flooded by 'Amphan-scale cyclones' could triple by 2100

“Super cyclone Amphan” hit the Bay of Bengal in May 2020, exposing hundreds of thousands of people to flooding.  New research, published ... Read More

Extreme weather | May 9. 2022.
Fireman cooling off after battling a fire in hot weather in Montreal, Canada June 2021

Guest post: What have been the most extreme heatwaves in history?

In June 2021, a severe heatwave hit western North America, setting a new all-time temperature record for Canada and causing California to declare a s... Read More

Guest posts | May 4. 2022.
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Media reaction: South Asia’s 2022 heatwave and the role of climate change

For weeks, blistering heat has swept across India, Pakistan and other parts of Asia – leaving millions of people struggling with severe impacts. ... Read More

Media analysis | May 4. 2022.
Orange sunset at the beach, USA

Marine heatwaves can be predicted ‘up to a year ahead’

Marine heatwaves – periods of exceptionally warm ocean temperature lasting from weeks to years – can be accurately predicted up to one year ahead... Read More

Heatwaves | May 3. 2022.
Homes and businesses destroyed by Hurricane Laura are surrounded by flood waters in the aftermath of Hurricane Delta in Louisiana, USA, 2020

Ocean warming drove 10% rise in ‘extreme’ rainfall from Atlantic hurricanes in 2020

Extreme rainfall during the record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season in 2020 was made more intense by human-caused climate change, a new study says.... Read More

Storms | Apr 12. 2022.
A water distribution point during a heatwave in Karachi, Pakistan.

Guest post: What seasonal forecasts can tell us about extreme heat this summer

As daily temperatures start to climb through the northern-hemisphere spring, attention starts to turn to the summer months and the chances of seeing ... Read More

Guest posts | Apr 4. 2022.
Drought in the Amazon. Credit: Pulsar Imagens / Alamy Stock Photo. FTPJG9

Declining ‘resilience’ pushing Amazon rainforest towards tipping point

Three-quarters of the Amazon rainforest has lost “resilience” since 2003 – making it more vulnerable to extreme events such as droughts – acc... Read More

Tipping points | Mar 7. 2022.
Sabratha, Libya. Credit: Liquid Light / Alamy Stock Photo. AYWF1W

Mapped: African world heritage sites threatened by sea level rise ‘to triple by 2050’

Three times as many sites of sacred value, scientific wonder and natural splendour across Africa could face risks from human-caused climate change by... Read More

Sea level rise | Feb 10. 2022.
Army and local emergency services evacuate Fayetteville residents from floods caused by Hurricane Matthew_KHA8JE

US flooding increase will ‘disproportionately’ impact black and low-income groups

Climate change and population growth could drive a 26% rise in US flood risk by 2050 – disproportionately impacting black and low-income groups –... Read More

Floods | Jan 31. 2022.
Aberystwyth Wales UK, Wednesday 27 February 2019

Guest post: How weather forecasts can spark a new kind of extreme-event attribution

Extreme weather events across the world this year have been hitting the headlines at an alarming rate. To name a few, 2021 has seen flooding in ce... Read More

Guest posts | Dec 21. 2021.
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