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‘Bigger and stronger’ storms on the horizon – experts

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TEXAS FLOODING. The South Park Cemetery in Pearland, Texas, is flooded by rains from Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017. Photo by H. Ellessy/LamaLens/AFP

Here are some answers to questions about the link between climate change and tropical storms, known variously around the world as cyclones, hurricanes, and typhoons

PARIS, France (Aug. 30, 2017) — Scientists say the devastating intensity of hurricanes such as Harvey is consistent with global warming trends – rising seas, warming oceans, hotter air – and warn of “bigger and stronger” storms to come. Continue reading ‘Bigger and stronger’ storms on the horizon – experts

Global warming scientists learn lessons from the pause that never was

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‘Despite all the other indicators of global warming showing business as usual, a fixation on the average temperature of the globe stuck firm.’ Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

New study finds there never was an unexpected lull in climate change but says the science community needs to communicate better

May 4, 2017 — People don’t talk about how global warming has stopped, paused or slowed down all that much any more – three consecutive hottest years on record will tend to do that to a flaky meme. Continue reading Global warming scientists learn lessons from the pause that never was

June swoon, US breaks another monthly temperature record

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The US has already suffered eight billion-dollar disaster events in 2016. Photograph: Nick Ut/AP

Average temperature of 71.8°F is 3.3°F above 20th-century average for the month and comes amid a string of climate- and weather-related calamities

July 7, 2016 — The US experienced its warmest ever June last month, with a scorching summer set to compound a string of climate-related disasters that have already claimed dozens of lives and cost billions of dollars in damage this year.  Continue reading June swoon, US breaks another monthly temperature record