Here today, gone tomorrow: the IPCC’s new report predicts the sea-level rise flooding our backyard

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just released part of its Sixth Assessment Report, unequivocally linking human influence to the warming of the atmosphere, land and ocean. It comes as unprecedented fires and floods act as a wake-up call for the Northern Hemisphere, but for some – like the island nations of the … Continue reading Here today, gone tomorrow: the IPCC’s new report predicts the sea-level rise flooding our backyard

Flash-flood phenomena found

New research has explained the drivers of extreme precipitation events around the globe. Extreme precipitation events (EPEs) cause destructive flooding around the world each year. In the tropics, the atmospheric processes that cause them were well known – they’re mostly associated with cyclones. But the mechanisms that form EPEs in dry subtropical regions are less … Continue reading Flash-flood phenomena found

Future hurricanes may cause havoc inland

North Atlantic hurricanes are weakening more slowly than they used to when they hit land, according to a new study in the journal Nature, and it’s linked to climate change. Japanese researchers say those that develop over warmer oceans carry more moisture and therefore stay stronger for longer. There is thus a real risk than … Continue reading Future hurricanes may cause havoc inland

Global warming impact underestimated

The influence of global warming on the unprecedented extreme climatic events between 2006 and 2017 has previously been underestimated, according to a new study from Stanford University, US, which could have major consequences for people’s lives. The study shows that predicting the likelihood of future extreme weather events by analysing how frequently they occurred in … Continue reading Global warming impact underestimated