Heatwaves pose a huge threat to human health.
Extreme heatwaves aren't systematically monitored in most countries in sub-Saharan Africa. This leads to unnecessary and premature deaths which are often unrecorded.
The report by the World Meteorological Organisation shows that with large and rapid emissions cuts, we can still avoid the most severe climate change. But worryingly, we also have time to make it far worse.
Extreme heat could kill 5,000 people each year in the UK by the 2050s.
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Volatile, unstable air means that it is very tricky to work out exactly where each thunderstorm will be.
Heatwaves are here to stay, and they aren't all sun and games.
Heatwaves have become longer, hotter and more frequent. This trend is accelerating from climate change.
Crowds gather on a Bournemouth beach on June 25 2020 – the hottest day of the year so far.
A new study lays bare the average summer heat people in the UK can expect by century's end.
The study examined patterns of Twitter rage in hot and cold weather. Given anger spreads through online communities faster than any other emotions, the findings are important.
Much of India experiences both extreme heat and extreme air pollution, as seen in this photo of the Akshardham Hindu temple. Days with both are going to increase.
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In South Asia, days with both extreme heat and extreme pollution are expected to increase 175% by 2050. Separately, the health effects are bad; together they will likely be worse.
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Older records can tell us a lot about Australia's pre-industrial climate, before the large-scale burning of fossil fuels tainted global temperature records.
Poverty and inequality affect the likelihood of your home overheating during heatwaves.
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The pandemic has exposed how vulnerable we are to unexpected climate shocks.
We might need to ignore climate change right now if only to save our sanity, but it certainly hasn’t been ignoring us.
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The heatwave highlights the connectedness of our climate systems: from the monsoon tropics to the southernmost continent.
The report reveals the worst environmental conditions in many decades, if not centuries.
At the peak of a summer heatwave in Adelaide, an aerial survey of land surface temperatures reveals just how much cooler neighbourhoods with good tree and vegetation cover can be.
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Autumn may bring wetter-than-average conditions in parts of southern Australia, indicating a gradual easing of the drought in some areas.
Even without air conditioning, there are still many things you can do to prepare for extreme heat and stay comfortable on hot days.
Air conditioning isn't the answer for everyone, especially for residents of the less affluent – and often hotter – suburbs of our big cities. But there are other ways to make hot days more bearable.
It’s the first time since overlapping records began that Australia experienced both its lowest rainfall and highest temperatures in the same year.
The Bureau of Meterology says persistent drought and record temperatures were a major driver of Australia's fire activity, and the context for 2019 lies in the past three years of drought.
Bushfires are not the only weather and climate events set to ravage Australia in coming months.
The peak time for heatwaves in southern Australia has not yet arrived. Many parts of Australia can expect heavy rains and flooding. And northern Australia's cyclone season is just gearing up.