Tag Archives: world weather attribution

Climate change made Lucifer heatwave far more likely, scientists find

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Global warming made this summer’s heatwave in Europe 10 times more likely, say researchers. Photograph: Nuno Veiga/EPA

Without action to tackle global warming, deadly summer temperatures of 40°C in Europe could be normal by 2050

September 27, 2017 — The scorching temperatures across Europe’s Mediterranean nations this summer were made at least 10 times more likely by climate change, according to scientists. Continue reading Climate change made Lucifer heatwave far more likely, scientists find

Climate change and Harvey: your questions answered

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Infrared image of Hurricane Harvey just prior to making landfall along the Texas coast, US. Photograph: NOAA

At least 14 people have died and tens of thousands evacuated as Houston continues to be battered by catastrophic rainfall. Can we decode the disaster?

August 29, 2017 — What is Harvey?

A tropical storm that is on course to break the US record for the heaviest rainfall from a tropical system. Meteorologists say the 120cm-mark set in 1978 could be surpassed on Tuesday or Wednesday. Continue reading Climate change and Harvey: your questions answered

Romans threatened with water rationing as Italy’s heatwave drags on

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A tourist shelters from the sun near the Colosseum in Rome. Italy is gripped by drought as the summer heat continues with no sign of rain. Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP

Half of capital’s 3 million residents could have water switched off for eight hours a day after Italy’s driest spring for 60 years

July 24, 2017 — More than a million residents of Rome are facing water rationing for up to eight hours a day as the prolonged heatwave that has ravaged southern Europe takes its toll on the Italian capital. Continue reading Romans threatened with water rationing as Italy’s heatwave drags on

Europe’s extreme June heat clearly linked to climate change, research shows

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Firefighters try to extinguish a forest wildfire in Colmeal in central Portugal on 21 June. Photograph: Francisco Leong/AFP/Getty Images

Heatwaves that saw deadly forest fires in Portugal and soaring temperatures in England were made up to 10 times more likely by global warming, say scientists

June 30, 2017 — Human-caused climate change dramatically increased the likelihood of the extreme heatwave that saw deadly forest fires blazing in Portugal and Spain, new research has shown. Continue reading Europe’s extreme June heat clearly linked to climate change, research shows