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…Continue readingHundreds of thousands evacuated in China amid heavy rains, floods

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,…Continue readingBangladesh floods: Experts say climate crisis worsening situation

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…Continue readingBangladesh, India floods kill over 100; millions in need of aid

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…Continue readingSea level rise in England will force 200,000 to abandon homes

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

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…Continue readingBringing order to the chaos of sea level projections

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…Continue readingIncreasing frequency of El Niño events expected by 2040

‘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.…Continue reading‘Like a war zone’: Deaths in Brazil floods, mudslides top 100

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…Continue readingStudy – Rapid glacier retreat rates observed in West Antarctica

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…Continue readingFilipinos count cost of climate crisis as typhoons get ever more destructive

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…Continue readingScientist says time is running out for West Antarctic ice sheet

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…Continue readingButressing of Thwaites glacier in Antarctica expected to fail within 10 years

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…Continue readingRecord floods linked to climate change have left the people of South Sudan in crisis

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…Continue readingFloods and wildfires are now normal life in small-town Canada

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…Continue readingFloods, landslides kill 116 in India and Nepal

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…Continue readingFlooding in Venice worsens off-season amid climate change

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.…Continue readingFloods in China

34 inches (864mm) of rain in 24 hours across parts of Northern Italy

Rossiglione, Italy, ended up with 34.8 inches (883.8 mm) of rainfall over 24 hours, equivalent to 82.9 percent of the city’s average annual rainfall. In…Continue reading34 inches (864mm) of rain in 24 hours across parts of Northern Italy

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…Continue readingTropical Cyclone Shaheen produced as much as four years’ worth of rain in Oman

The changing climate in the U.S.

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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…Continue readingTennessee floods show a pressing climate danger across America: ‘Walls of water’

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…Continue readingFlooding in China kills 21, as thousands escape to shelters

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…Continue readingIndia monsoon death toll climbs

Death toll rises and thousands flee homes as floods hit China

A year’s worth of rain – 640mm – fell in just three days.Continue readingDeath toll rises and thousands flee homes as floods hit China

Climate scientists shocked by scale of floods in Germany

“This is not a localised freak event, it is definitely part of a coherent global pattern.” Lapland and parts of Siberia also sweltered in record-breaking…Continue readingClimate scientists shocked by scale of floods in Germany

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…Continue readingNew York City warned ‘climate change is here’ as storm floods streets and subway