Tag Archives: temperature extremes

Extreme El Niño events more frequent even if warming limited to 1.5C – report

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The risk of extreme El Niño events would rise from five events per century to 10 by 2050 under a scenario that presumes warming peaks at 1.5C by that year. Photograph: Alamy

Modelling suggests Australia would face more frequent drought-inducing weather events beyond any climate stabilisation

July 25, 2017 — Extreme El Niño events that can cause crippling drought in Australia are likely to be far more frequent even if the world pulls off mission improbable and limits global warming to 1.5°C. Continue reading Extreme El Niño events more frequent even if warming limited to 1.5C – report

Medical scientists report on the impact climate change is having on health

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A Russian woman wears a face mask to protect herself from acrid smoke while walking in central Moscow on August 9, 2010. Air pollution from a heatwave-fueled forest fire smog caused hundreds of extra deaths each day compared to a normal period. Photograph: Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP/Getty Images

A new report breaks down climate impacts on health by US region

May 5, 2017 — As a climate scientist, I spend time and energy studying how fast the Earth is warming and what is causing the warming. This knowledge helps us predict what the future will look like. But, what most people are interested in is, “how will it affect me?” Continue reading Medical scientists report on the impact climate change is having on health

Oil company Santos admits business plan is based on 4C temperature rise

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Protesters gather outside the Santos AGM in Adelaide on Thursday. Experts say the company’s admission that its business plan is based around a 4C temperature rise breaches the trust of its investors. Photograph: David Mariuz/AAP

Chairman Peter Coates says company’s plan is ‘consistent with good value’, but experts call it ‘a breathtaking failure to come to grips with a world in transition’

May 5, 2017 — The oil and gas company Santos has admitted its business plans are based on a climate change scenario of a 4°C rise n global temperatures, at odds with internationally agreed efforts. Continue reading Oil company Santos admits business plan is based on 4C temperature rise

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