Phew: heat plus humidity can make Bangkok an uncomfortable place in a heatwave.
A heatwave isn’t just about the temperature.
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Humans prospered in a stable climate. But conditions are changing. Research out today shows 2 billion people will be pushed out of the habitable zone by 2.7C warming. Why? What does this mean for us?
Spring 2022’s record heat put most Indians at greater risk of a premature death.
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Afghanistan and Central America have growing populations, limited resources, and the potential for more extreme heatwaves.
Extreme weather events are complex – and working out exactly how much damage climate change caused is a tricky task.
Voters in the region have long been seen as caring more about their finances than green issues. But living through extreme heat, rain and floods has them focused on living with climate change.
If there’s an unprecedented heatwave outside, do you turn up the aircon and pretend unwelcome change isn’t happening? If so, you’re not alone
Planting trees in urban areas can reduce the impacts of urban heat islands.
In 2015, 6,700 premature deaths were caused by urban heat – this can be reduced by a third by planting more trees.
Extreme heat kills more Australians than any other natural hazard. Here’s why it’s important to keep an eye on older family and friends this summer.
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The latest Bureau of Meteorology forecast offers relief from record rain and floods brought about by La Niña. A longer-term outlook for El Niño is still up in the air – but its arrival would be disastrous.
Australian cities remain woefully unprepared for the more extreme weather we are already seeing with climate change. But some cities overseas stand out for having developed readymade solutions.
Temperature anomaly in Europe, Jan 1. Much of the continent was 10°C or more (dark red and grey) above the long-term average.
Europe’s recent heatwave was one of the most severe ever.
If you don’t consume enough water, you may experience symptoms of dehydration such as headaches, dizziness, tiredness, low concentration, constipation and a dry mouth.
Soaring power bills add to people’s worries about keeping their homes cool, especially as their health can suffer if they don’t. Fortunately, there are effective and affordable ways to beat the heat.
A heatwave across northern Australia comes as a shock to the system. The impacts of heat are worst in early summer when we’ve had less time to acclimatise, so it’s important to heed health warnings.
The report synthesises the latest science about Australia’s climate – and paints a worrying picture.
The carcass of a Grévy’s zebra, an endangered species which exists only in the northern part of Kenya, where drought is ongoing.
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Changing habitat ranges, competition for food and water, and biological effects of climate change all pose threats to wildlife.
Air conditioners are rare in some European countries, but the climate crisis could change that.
Our planet is undeniably in crisis and desperately needs COP27 to succeed. Without concrete action, we are condemning today’s children to a harsher future.
The first chief heat officers appointed in Australia are part of a global partnership that’s responding to the dangers of rising city temperatures and the need to manage the risks.