Extreme heat to hit one third of the African urban population

Researchers have assessed a range of possible scenarios regarding the rate of climate change in 173 African cities for the years 2030, 2060 and 2090. Their results show that a third of African city-dwellers could be affected by deadly heat waves in 2090.

India heat wave triggers clashes over water

Temperatures in India reached 50.3 degrees Celsius (122.54 Fahrenheit) last week, nearing the record high of 51 degrees Celsius set in 2016. The scarcity of water has prompted fights and stabbings at relief points.

Cyclone Shows Climate Change’s Deadly Impact on Poor Nations

The tropical cyclone that tore through Mozambique and other Southern African nations spotlights how the combination of rapid urbanization and climate change is turning deadly in the world’s poorest nations.

Record-breaking flooding in Nebraska is visible from space

Climate change means springtime temperatures are arriving earlier with more intense early-season rains, worsening the risk of damaging floods. Current flooding has far surpassed previous all-time records.

Italy sees 57% drop in olive harvest as result of climate change

Olive trees across the Mediterranean have been hit by freak events that mirror climate change predictions – erratic rainfalls, early spring frosts, strong winds and summer droughts.

It Takes Few Years For Extreme Weather to Start Seeming Normal

A research looked at people’s tweets during historically hot or cold weather to see how they responded. It took tweeters just five years to normalize once-extreme temperatures.

2018 ranks as fourth-warmest year for globe

Looking around the world, Europe and the Middle East experienced record warmth, and the Arctic continues to stand out for its especially rapid warming trend.

Extreme weather in two hemispheres

While Australia and New Zealand battles record-smashing heat, interminable drought and deadly bushfires, the United States is in the grip of a polar vortex, with temperatures plunging to their lowest in history.

Climate change helped make California wildfires more devastating

Climate change, Los Angeles fire chief Daryl Osby said, was undeniably a part of why the fires burning in northern and southern California, US, were more devastating and destructive than in years past.

Wind farms and reducing hurricane precipitation

The US researchers have discovered an unexpected benefit of large-scale offshore wind farms: they lessen the precipitation caused by these devastating storms.

Oceans have absorbed 60 percent more heat than previously thought

Since 1991, the world's oceans have absorbed an amount of heat energy each year that is 150 times the energy humans produce as electricity annually, according to a new study.

Nearly two million acres on fire in the United States

The West Coast of the United States is shrouded in smoke from the 110 large fires (this does not include smaller fires within each complex of fires) that have erupted across the region during this fire season.

Climate Change Causes Extreme Weather

The wildfire raging through California has led to seven deaths already. A wildfire in Greece killed at least 91 people. In Sweden, fires have been so out of control that the government temporarily banned man-made fires.

The global heat wave 2018

A heat wave is ravaging countries around the world. Although many celebrate sunny days, wildfires, wasted crops and health problems are some of the many disastrous consequences hot weather can have.

Rising sea levels could cost the world $14 trillion a year by 2100

A study found flooding from rising sea levels could cost $14 trillion worldwide annually by 2100, if the target of holding global temperatures below 2ºC above pre-industrial levels is missed.