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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.
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.
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.
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.
A man walking in the dried-out field in Andranosira

Climate change not the main driver of Madagascar food crisis, scientists find

Poverty, poor infrastructure and dependence on rain-fed agriculture are the main drivers of the ongoing food crisis in Madagascar, according to a new... Read More

Attribution | Dec 1. 2021.
A woman enters a cooling centre during the scorching weather of a heatwave in Vancouver

Pacific north-west heatwave shows climate is heading into ‘uncharted territory’

The deadly heatwave that hit north-western US and Canada in late June would have been “virtually impossible” without human-caused global warming,... Read More

Heatwaves | Jul 7. 2021.
Aerial view of houses in Puerto Rico without roofs due to the strong winds brought by Hurricane Maria

Guest post: How attribution can fill the evidence ‘gap’ in climate litigation

In November 2015, a Peruvian farmer and mountain guide, Saúl Luciano Lliuya, launched a pioneering bid for climate justice in a German court more th... Read More

Guest posts | Jun 28. 2021.

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 | Feb 25. 2021.
Snowline survey in the Southern Alps, New Zealand.

‘Extreme’ glacier loss events linked to human-caused climate change for first time

The rapidly evolving scientific field of “extreme event event attribution” has detected the fingerprint of human-caused climate change on a wide ... Read More

Glaciers | Aug 3. 2020.
Typhoon Hagibis headed towards Japan, 10 October 2019. Credit: Claudia Weinmann / Alamy Stock Photo. 2A3TDX4

Global warming has ‘changed’ spread of tropical cyclones around the world

Human-caused climate change has played a role in shaping the global distribution of tropical cyclones in the past 40 years, a study finds. The num... Read More

Storms | May 4. 2020.
Flooded fields in Worcestershire, UK, on 27 February 2020. Credit: Shaun Davey / Alamy Stock Photo. 2B1Y2HB

Met Office: Why the UK saw record-breaking rainfall in February 2020

February 2020 was the UK’s wettest February on record in a series dating back to 1862. England, Wales and Northern Ireland all saw their wettest Fe... Read More

Guest posts | Mar 5. 2020.
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