Ocean heat found to be accelerating and fuelling extreme weather

More than 90% of the heat caused by adding greenhouse gases to the atmosphere through burning fossil fuels is taken up by the ocean. 15…

‘Like a waterfall’: deadly Italian storms spark climate debate

At least 10 people died and 4 were missing after an extraordinary thunderstorm sparked major flooding in central Italy. Prime Minister Mario Draghi confirmed the…

World heading into ‘uncharted territory of destruction’

The world’s chances of avoiding the worst ravages of climate breakdown are diminishing rapidly, as we enter “uncharted territory of destruction” through our failure to…

Chad’s heaviest rains in 30 years leads to ‘catastrophic’ floods

Chad’s heaviest seasonal rainfall in more than 30 years has left parts of the capital N’Djamena navigable only by boat and forced thousands to flee…

The Indonesians living in flooded villages

The rice fields are washed away. The coconut trees and chilli plants, flooded with salt water, are all dead. The farmers’ fish ponds fail, the…

Why are Pakistan’s floods so extreme this year?

Pakistan is experiencing its worst floods this century. At least one-third of the country is under water. Scientists say several factors have contributed to the…

Pakistan declares floods a ‘climate catastrophe’ as death toll tops 1,000

Flash floods, which have intensified in recent days, have swept away villages, roads, bridges, people, livestock and crops across all four provinces. Pakistan has appealed…

World’s biggest ice sheet could cause massive sea rise without action

The world’s biggest ice sheet could cause “several meters” of sea-level rise over centuries if the global temperature rises more than 2°C, according to a…

Troubling new research about East Antarctica

The eastern two thirds of Antarctica is covered by an ice sheet so large that if it melted the sea would rise by 52 meters…

Extreme weather caused $65 billion in losses in first half of 2022

Extreme weather events linked to climate change caused about $65 billion in total losses in the first half of 2022, roughly half of which hit…

Severe flood damage in South Korea’s Seoul after record rains

At least nine people have died and seven were missing in and around the South Korean capital, Seoul, after the city was lashed by the…

Extreme Rainfall in the U.S.

Trends – At one weather station in Fairbanks, Alaska, each hour of rainfall is about 50% more intense, on average, than it was a half-century…

Heavy Rain Causes Deadly Flooding Across Iran

Heavy rains in Iran have set off flash floods and landslides in 21 of the country’s 31 provinces, killing at least 53 people, heavily damaging…

Battered by climate change, Latin America must brace for worse

In its State of the Climate report for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) for 2021, the WMO said ecosystems, food and water, human health…

Humanity faces ‘collective suicide’

Wildfires and heatwaves wreaking havoc across swathes of the globe show humanity facing “collective suicide”, the UN secretary general has warned. António Guterres told ministers…

Concerns as Pakistan glaciers melt

As dawn breaks over Javed Rahi’s mountain village, a loud boom shatters the silence and a torrent of water comes cascading down from the melting…

Rising Seas Are the Next Crisis for the World’s Ports

In the years ahead, sea level rise, more intense storm surge and jacked-up tropical storms will be visiting many of the world’s roughly 3,800 ports.…

‘Stark raving, barking mad’: experts question the building of homes below ‘worst-case’ flood levels in western Sydney

While 425 square kilometres of land lie within the probable maximum flood in the Hawkesbury-Nepean valley, it has also long been identified as fertile for…

Australia flood, boosted by climate change, making history in Sydney

A potent weather system near Australia’s east coast has unloaded tremendous rainfall in the state of New South Wales for days, putting Sydney on track…

Nearly 1 in 4 globally at risk from severe flooding

Almost a quarter of the world’s population are exposed to significant flood risks, according to new research published Tuesday, which warned those in poorer countries…

‘All is lost’: Floods in India’s Assam leave trail of destruction

Millions in Assam have been affected by the floods since heavy pre-monsoon rains first hit the region last month, inundating large parts of the valley.…

Hundreds of thousands evacuated in China amid heavy rains, floods

Hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes in southern China, according to state media, amid floods and landslides triggered by the…

Bangladesh floods: Experts say climate crisis worsening situation

Experts say the catastrophic rain-triggered floods, which submerged large part of the country’s northern and northeastern areas, are an outcome of climate change. Saiful Islam,…

Bangladesh, India floods kill over 100; millions in need of aid

Floodwaters have inundated more of Bangladesh and northeast India, officials say, as authorities struggle to reach more than 9.5 million people stranded with little food…

Sea level rise in England will force 200,000 to abandon homes

Sea level rise will force the abandonment of about 200,000 coastal properties in England within 30 years, new data suggests, as the climate crisis takes…

A huge Atlantic ocean current is slowing down—if it collapses, La Niña could become the norm for Australia

Climate change is slowing down the conveyor belt of ocean currents that brings warm water from the tropics up to the North Atlantic. Our research,…

Bringing order to the chaos of sea level projections

In their effort to provide decision makers with insight into the consequences of climate change, climate researchers are bringing order to the large number of…

Increasing frequency of El Niño events expected by 2040

The study examined four possible scenarios for future carbon emissions, and found increased risk of El Niño events in all four. This means El Niño…

‘Like a war zone’: Deaths in Brazil floods, mudslides top 100

The area is known for its leafy streets, stately homes, imperial palace – today a museum – and the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains.…

Study – Rapid glacier retreat rates observed in West Antarctica

The Pope, Smith and Kohler glaciers, in the Amundsen Sea Embayment of West Antarctica, have experienced enhanced ocean-induced ice-shelf melt, glacier acceleration, ice thinning and…

Filipinos count cost of climate crisis as typhoons get ever more destructive

A few days before Christmas, Super-typhoon Rai – known locally as Odette – ravaged the Philippines. Lost lives continue to climb two weeks on. Vast…

Scientist says time is running out for West Antarctic ice sheet

The last time carbon dioxide levels were where they are today, at more than 415 parts per million, was 4 million years ago, and the…

Butressing of Thwaites glacier in Antarctica expected to fail within 10 years

Scientists have discovered a series of worrying weaknesses in the ice shelf holding back one of Antarctica’s most dangerous glaciers, suggesting that this important buttress…

Record floods linked to climate change have left the people of South Sudan in crisis

Climate scientists say the floods in 2019 and 2020 were driven in part by global warming-linked changes in a weather pattern called the Indian Ocean Dipole. In…

Floods and wildfires are now normal life in small-town Canada

Three of British Columbia’s worst wildfire years have taken place in the last four years, and the widespread floods and mudslides last week took place…

Floods, landslides kill 116 in India and Nepal

The death toll from days of flooding and landslides in India and Nepal crossed 100 on Wednesday, including several families swept away or crushed in…

Flooding in Venice worsens off-season amid climate change

After Venice suffered the second-worst flood in its history in November 2019, it was inundated with four more exceptional tides within six weeks, shocking Venetians…

Floods in China

Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi, recorded rainfall of 185mm, about seven times the pre-2010 average for October. Shanxi is a land-locked province SW of Beijing.…

34 inches of rain in 24 hours breaks continental record

Rossiglione, Italy, ended up with a mind-boggling 34.8 inches (883.8 mm) of rainfall over the course of 24 hours.  The annual rainfall total for the…

Tropical Cyclone Shaheen produced as much as four years’ worth of rain in Oman

Up to 14½ inches (368mm) fell in Al Khaburah, which is just to the west of where the storm came ashore. The city of about…

The changing climate in the U.S.

Tennessee floods show a pressing climate danger across America: ‘Walls of water’

“There is no place in the United States where you shouldn’t be resetting your expectations about Mother Nature disrupting your life,” said Roy Wright, president…

Flooding in China kills 21, as thousands escape to shelters

Friday August 12: The heavy rainfall, expected to continue through Friday night, has brought about 20 inches (510mm) of rain to areas of Hubei since…

As Asian cities sink, managed retreat must be tabled

Rising sea levels and climate change are posing serious threats to the population and economy of several Asian coastal cities—Bangkok, Dhaka, Jakarta, Manila and Shanghai,…

India monsoon death toll climbs

Climate change is warming the Arabian Sea. The higher water temperatures are causing the air above to become warmer and hold more moisture. “We are seeing…

Death toll rises and thousands flee homes as floods hit China

A year’s worth of rain – 640mm – fell in just three days.

Climate scientists shocked by scale of floods in Germany

The intensity and scale of the floods in Germany this week have shocked climate scientists, who did not expect records to be broken this much,…

New York City warned ‘climate change is here’ as storm floods streets and subway

Flooding in New York City “has already become more frequent than in the past, and as long as we continue to warm the planet, we can…

China’s sea-level rise raises threat to economic hubs to extreme