Globally, the temperature changed by half a degree Celsius, but it dramatically altered the likelihood of extreme local weather.
The water cycle is intensifying as the world warms, bringing heavier downpours and longer droughts.
Not every extreme weather event is caused by climate change, but heat waves that were once ridiculously improbable are showing up more often. Just ask Portland.
Catastrophic floods in north-western Europe have shown how badly early warning systems can fail.
The growing frequency of climate extremes affected human health and caused wide-scale damages to the ecosystems that people depend upon, including agriculture, fisheries and freshwater.
The way we build our cities is adversely affecting our health, and, in particular, our hearts. Thinking of urban planners as health professionals could change that
Scientists used artificial neural networks to analyze precipitation records. They found evidence of human activities influencing extreme rainfall or snowfall around the world.
Rain near Japan triggered a heat wave in North America. To know our future, we have a lot to learn about what drives extreme weather.
The world’s nuclear power plants are on the frontline of climate change – and not in a good way.
Mitigating climate change is more politically popular than adapting to its inevitable effects.
Storms which originate in the tropics and reach Europe aren’t as rare as scientists once thought.
Weather on other planets and moons can be much more extreme than on Earth.
A future of heat and strife or humanity’s finest hour – our response to climate change today will define the 21st century.
This is not an imaginary future dystopia. It’s a scientific projection of Australia under 3℃ of global warming – a future we must both strenuously try to avoid, but also prepare for.
In any given year, there’s a 1% chance of a ‘once in a century’ flood. But that doesn’t mean they can’t happen more than once in quick succession.
There will be more weather-driven disasters like February’s deep freeze in Texas, and energy planners aren’t prepared.
The electricity sector is expected to play a key role in Canada’s push to net-zero emissions. Enhancing long-distance transmission can be lower the cost of providing clean and reliable electricity.
Heat waves, droughts and deep freezes can all strain the electric grid, leading utilities to impose rolling blackouts. Climate change is likely to make these events more common.
Centuries of weather data puts Britain’s cold snap in historical perspective.
The media often call unusually cold, snowy storms a ‘polar vortex.’ The real polar vortex isn’t coming down to visit the lower 48, but changes to the polar vortex can influence winter weather.