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A man is seen at a near-empty 'La Malagueta beach' during an unusual heat wave on 26 April 2023.

Western-Mediterranean heatwave ‘almost impossible’ without climate change

The extreme heatwave that swept across Spain, Portugal, Morocco and Algeria in April 2023 was “at least 100 times more likely” due to climate cha... Read More

Attribution | May 5. 2023.
Pastoralist Ali Hacho Ali looks at the carcass of his dead cows in Mandera region, Kenya, on 1 September 2022.

Deadly drought in Horn of Africa ‘would not have happened’ without climate change

Deadly drought in the Horn of Africa, which has left tens of millions of people without food, “would not have [happened] at all” without human-ca... Read More

Attribution | Apr 27. 2023.
A man lies on a sidewalk during a heatwave in Portland, Oregon, U.S, on 11 August 2021.

Unprecedented heat extremes ‘could occur in any region globally’

Developing countries that have avoided record-breaking heat for many decades are the least prepared for future “exceptional” heatwaves, new resea... Read More

Heatwaves | Apr 25. 2023.
Areas of record heat temperatures over the past 10 years and global population density. Credit: Carbon Brief.

Analysis: Half the global population saw all-time record temperatures over past decade

More frequent and intense extreme heat is one of the major impacts of climate change. As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change�... Read More

Heatwaves | Apr 24. 2023.
Floods caused by Cyclone Gabrielle in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

Heavy rainfall from New Zealand’s Cyclone Gabrielle ‘more common on warmer planet’

Heavy rainfall events comparable to the intense downpour that hit New Zealand in February 2023 during Cyclone Gabrielle are four times more frequent ... Read More

Attribution | Mar 14. 2023.
A woman gathers hay in Tihuanacu, Bolivia, during the 2022 drought.

South American drought in 2022 partly driven by 'triple-dip' La Niña

Climate change was not the main driver of the drought plaguing large parts of central South America late last year, according to a new “rapid attri... Read More

Attribution | Feb 16. 2023.
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.
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