Burning planet

Scientists have been able quickly to prove that record-breaking temperatures are no natural occurrence. A study published last month showed that the south Asian heatwave…Continue readingBurning planet

‘It seems this heat will take our lives’: Pakistan city fearful after hitting 51˚C (124˚F)

Muhammad Akbar, 40, sells dried chickpeas on a wheelbarrow in Jacobabad, and has suffered heatstroke three times in his life. But now, he says, the…Continue reading‘It seems this heat will take our lives’: Pakistan city fearful after hitting 51˚C (124˚F)

Four climate change records broken in 2021: WMO State of the Climate Report

Four key climate change indicators—greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rise, ocean heat and ocean acidification—set new records in 2021. “It is just a matter of…Continue readingFour climate change records broken in 2021: WMO State of the Climate Report

It’s 70˚F (40˚C) warmer than normal in eastern Antarctica. Scientists are flabbergasted.

The coldest location on the planet has experienced an episode of warm weather this week unlike any ever observed, with temperatures over the eastern Antarctic…Continue readingIt’s 70˚F (40˚C) warmer than normal in eastern Antarctica. Scientists are flabbergasted.

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

Accumulated heat in the upper ocean is at record levels again

The world’s oceans are hotter than ever before, continuing their record-breaking temperature streak for the sixth straight year. For the last year, the researchers found…Continue readingAccumulated heat in the upper ocean is at record levels again

1 in 3 Americans now ‘alarmed’ by climate change

New results from a long-running public opinion survey show that about 1 in 3 Americans is now “alarmed” by global warming. Is it any wonder,…Continue reading1 in 3 Americans now ‘alarmed’ by climate change

Extreme weather in 2021

The past six years have been the six hottest on record. More than 400 weather stations around the world beat their all-time highest temperature records…Continue readingExtreme weather in 2021

UK government: 4°C warming by 2100: “can’t be ruled out”

As required by the UK Climate Change Act 2008, the government has today submitted the Third Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA3) to Parliament. Professor Richard…Continue readingUK government: 4°C warming by 2100: “can’t be ruled out”

Australia’s Unprecedented Future Temperature Extremes Under Paris Limits to Warming

The severity of possible future temperature extremes poses serious challenges for preparedness for future climatic change. The modelled Victoria and NSW extremes indicate the possibility…Continue readingAustralia’s Unprecedented Future Temperature Extremes Under Paris Limits to Warming

Highest recorded temperature of 48.8˚C in Europe apparently logged in Sicily

The highest temperature in European history appears to have been recorded in Italy during a heatwave sweeping the country, with early reports suggesting a high…Continue readingHighest recorded temperature of 48.8˚C in Europe apparently logged in Sicily

June 2021 Global Temperature Update

“Arctic warming is remarkably about 2°C (3.6˚F) in just this short period of time (15 years).”Continue readingJune 2021 Global Temperature Update