Satellite image as of June 16, 2018, 5:40 pm. Image courtesy of PAGASA Pangasinan, Bataan, and Zambales should brace for moderate to heavy rain, while several other areas – including Metro Manila – will have light to moderate rain
MANILA, Philippines (June 16, 2018) — The southwest monsoon will continue to affect the western part of Luzon on Sunday, June 17, as it continues to be enhanced by Tropical Storm Gaemi (formerly Tropical Depression Ester), which had left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Friday evening, June 15.
Continue reading Monsoon rain to continue in parts of Luzon on June 17 Farmer uproots his failed maize crop to feed his cattle, Kenya, 2017. Credit: Joerg Boethling/Alamy Stock Photo. Dr Michelle Tigchelaar is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington, currently investigating the impacts of climate change on global food security
June 11, 2018 — The 1972-74 food price crisis is the stuff of policy legend. At a time when grain prices had been declining for decades, the global price of wheat tripled in the space of just three years.
Continue reading Guest post: Climate change could heighten risk of global food production ‘shocks’ Margaret Atwood is speaking at the British Library as part of Under Her Eye, a women and climate festival. Photograph: Liam Sharp Booker prize-winning author predicts climate reality will not be far from scenarios imagined in her post-apocalyptic fiction
May 31, 2018 — Climate change will bring a dystopian future reminiscent of one of her “speculative fictions”, with women bearing the brunt of brutal repression, hunger and war, the Booker prize-winning author Margaret Atwood is to warn.
Continue reading Margaret Atwood: women will bear brunt of dystopian climate future Dunlaw Wind Farm at Soutra Hill North in the Scottish Borders. The US president has claimed that climate action is too costly. Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian Almost all nations would benefit economically from keeping global warming to 1.5°C, a new study indicates
May 23, 2018 — Achieving the toughest climate change target set in the global Paris agreement will save the world about $30tn in damages, far more than the costs of cutting carbon emissions, according to a new economic analysis.
Continue reading Hitting toughest climate target will save world $30tn in damages, analysis shows The NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite captures an infrared image of Hurricane Harvey just prior to making landfall on August 25, 2017 along the Texas coast. Photograph: Handout/Getty Images Hot oceans fueled Hurricane Harvey, generating more intense rainfall
May 23, 2018 — Last summer, the United states was pummeled with three severe hurricanes in rapid succession. It was a truly awesome display of the power of weather and the country is still reeling from the effects. In the climate community, there has been years of
Continue reading Global warming made Hurricane Harvey more destructive Residents sleep on the pavement in Karachi to escape the heat and frequent power outages. Photograph: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters Charity says at least 65 people have died in Pakistani city as temperatures exceed 40°C
May 22, 2018 — An intense heatwave across south Asia has killed dozens of people with sustained temperatures in excess of 40°C (104°F) coinciding with power cuts and Ramadan, when many Muslims avoid eating or drinking water.
Continue reading Death toll climbs in Karachi heatwave California Gov. Jerry Brown holds a chart showing statewide average precipitation as he speaks during a news conference on January 17, 2014 in San Francisco. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Hit by record droughts and rainfall and wildfires, California leads the way in tackling global warming
May 14, 2018 — In 1988 – the same year Nasa’s James Hansen warned Congress about the threats posed by human-caused global warming – water expert Peter Gleick wrote about the wet and dry extremes that it would create for California:
Continue reading California, battered by global warming’s weather whiplash, is fighting to stop it Not a car in sight. Barcelona’s superblocks have created a car free space in the city centre, now other cities are copying the idea (Photo: JasonParis/Flickr) As climate talks stall, it’s clear the UN process is no longer the major driving force of the climate transition. But does that matter?
May 15, 2018 — Like an old car that has gone as far as it can go, UN climate talks in Bonn last week stuttered, spluttered and stalled.
Continue reading 11 ways the Paris climate deal is working in the real world Dead cottonwood trees in the early morning light near Red Hill Marina on the south shore of the Salton Sea. Credit: Scott London/Alamy Live News Dr Benjamin Cook is a climate scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
May 14, 2018 — Few areas of the world are completely immune to droughts and their often-devastating impacts on water resources, ecosystems and people.
Continue reading Climate change is already making droughts worse Flooded homes at Citrus Park in Bonita Springs, Florida on 16 September 2017, six days after Hurricane Irma. Photograph: Nicole Raucheisen/AP The initial forecasts of an above-average season for hurricanes, beginning on 1 June, follow a punishing spate of storms last year
May 11, 2018 — The US may have to brace itself for another harrowing spate of hurricanes this year, with forecasts of an active 2018 season coming amid new research that shows powerful Atlantic storms are intensifying far more rapidly than they did 30 years ago.
Continue reading Hurricane season may be even worse in 2018 after a harrowing 2017