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LATEST IN EXTREME WEATHER

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.
Scorched grass and empty deck chairs in Hyde Park, London, UK, during the heatwave in July 2022. Credit: Matthew Chattle / Alamy Stock Photo.

Analysis: How the UK’s ‘insane’ 40C heat was forecast ‘weeks in advance’

The UK has provisionally breached 40C for the first time ever, reaching 40.2C at London Heathrow airport. Before this heatwave, temperatures of 40C h... Read More

UK temperature | Jul 19. 2022.
Rising water levels submerge a house as heavy monsoon rains cause major floods in Philippines

Factcheck: No, global warming has not ‘paused’ over the past eight years

A decade ago, many in the climate community were fixated on an apparent “pause” in rising global surface temperatures. So many studies were publi... Read More

Factchecks | Jul 14. 2022.
Reservoir Barrios de Luna in Spain during 2017 drought

Expanding ‘Azores high’ driving ‘unprecedented’ changes in western Europe’s climate

Expansion of the “Azores high” – a high pressure system in the north Atlantic – is driving “unprecedented” changes in western Europe’s ... Read More

Science | Jul 4. 2022.
Tropical cyclone Ingrid West of Australias Cape York Peninsula in 2005

Tropical cyclones now ‘13% less frequent’ due to climate change

Climate change has driven a 13% decline in the frequency of tropical cyclones since pre-industrial times, new research finds. Tropical cyclones ar... Read More

Storms | Jun 27. 2022.
A woman drinks water during a hot day in New Delhi, April 29, 2022

Climate change made India and Pakistan’s 2022 early heatwave ‘30 times more likely’

An unusually early heatwave which struck India and Pakistan in March and April this year was made at least 30 times more likely by human-caused clima... Read More

Attribution | May 23. 2022.
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