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May 27, 2019, Dayton, Ohio, United States: Remains of houses and cars among debris after a tornado struck the area the night before. At least 1 person is dead and 12 injured from the storms that hit western Ohio.

Tornadoes and climate change: what does the science say?

The US has recently experienced one of its worst tornado outbreaks of the past decade, with more than 500 reported over 30 days. The number so far... Read More

PKTMFJ Wilmington, United States. 15th Sep, 2018. Cars sit abandoned on a street during Hurricane, now tropical storm Florence September 15, 2018 in Wilmington, North Carolina. Tropical storm Florence is expected to drop more rain over the next few days and cause more flooding along North and South Carolina. Some rivers are expected to crest on Monday. Credit: Ken Cedeno/UPI Photo/Newscom/Alamy Live News

Guest post: How Arctic warming could have steered Hurricane Florence towards the US

Prof Jennifer Francis is a research professor in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University in New Jersey, US. Jennifer is a... Read More

Vehicles stranded in flood during Hurricane Harvey in Houston, US on 27 August 2017. Credit: Song Qiong/Xinhua/Alamy Live News. K1RX0B

Global warming could be causing tropical storms to ‘slow down and last longer’

Rising global temperatures could be causing tropical storms to slow down, allowing them more time to unleash heavy rainfall once making landfall, a... Read More

Melt water on the Greenland ice sheet near camp Victor north of Ilulissat

Guest post: How the Greenland ice sheet fared in 2017

Dr Ruth Mottram, Dr Peter Langen and Dr Martin Stendel are climate scientists at the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) in Copenhagen, which is... Read More

National guardsmen rescue residents stranded by flooding after Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast, 27/08/2017, Houston, Texas.

Media reaction: Hurricane Harvey and climate change

Hurricane Harvey continues to rock the southern US, where at least nine people have died after unprecedented flooding. ... Read More

Flooding in Brooklyn, NY

Hurricane Sandy-sized floods up to 17 times more likely by 2100

As the remnants of Hurricane Matthew recede into the Atlantic Ocean, the warnings and evacuations in the Caribbean and US east coast are giving way to... Read More

Hurricane Patricia's Eyewall on October 23, 2015.

Hurricane Patricia: The role of El Niño, climate change and good fortune

The strongest hurricane ever seen in the western hemisphere came ashore in southwest Mexico at 6:15pm local time on Friday. Looming menacingly off the... Read More

Dauphin Island damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Climate change adding to hurricane damage costs, study suggests

Hurricane damage along the US Atlantic coast has been on the rise in recent decades. Research has suggested that costs are increasing because there... Read More

Satellite image of Hurricane Katrina

10 years on from Hurricane Katrina: What have we learned?

Shortly after 10am on 29th August 2005, Hurricane Katrina tore through the city of New Orleans, a vibrant port in the US state of Louisiana. Extreme... Read More

A man runs from the seafront as Super Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda slams into the east coast sending palm trees, metal and rocks through the air

Warming oceans could mean typhoons are 14% stronger by 2100, study says

On 7 November 2013, one of the strongest typhoons in human history hit the Philippines. With gusts up to 171 miles per hour (mph), Typhoon Haiyan tore... Read More

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