heatwaves

  • Feeling the heat

    When you study heatwaves, you understand the urgency of a rapid reduction in the emission of gree...

    I decided to look at heatwaves around the time of the Angry Summer, back in 2012–13. Heatwaves were starting to occur...

    Climate November 12, 2021
  • Satellite mapping is preparing Australian cities for a warming earth

    A new start-up is bringing out-of-this-world data down to Earth, arming urban planners with envir...

    Imagine you’re an urban planner, worried about your city’s resilience in the face of the growing threat of climate ch...

    Climate September 17, 2021
  • What can we learn from North America’s increasing fires and heatwaves?

    As climate change exacerbates risk, data sharing is vital.

    As the northern hemisphere swelters through summer, the Canadian province of British Columbia is fighting nearly 200 ...

    Climate July 7, 2021
  • Heatwave trends accelerate worldwide

    Study shows clear regional differences, however.

    Nearly every part of the world has seen a significant increase in the frequency and duration of heatwaves over the pa...

    Climate July 8, 2020
  • Cool roofs reduce urban heat; green ones, not so much

    UK study finds low-tech colour fix pays big dividends during hot days. Jeff Glorfeld reports.

    Creating light-coloured, reflective “cool roofs” in urban areas could bring down temperatures in cities and save live...

    Climate April 9, 2019
  • Partner Content

    Australian homes terrible in summer heat

    Most house designs are substandard at staying cool.

    Australians left with soaring energy bills in the wake of a scorching summer are about to face another harsh reality:...

    ASC Edits February 27, 2019
  • Heatwaves damage insect sperm

    More hot spells could lead to collapse of beetle species.

    Despite what some politicians would have you believe, climate change is happening, and it is taking its toll on life ...

    Animals November 13, 2018
  • Forecasting perfect storms

    Science is giving us advance warning of dangerous weather combinations known as ‘compound events’...

    The Russian spring of 2010 was unseasonably dry. Then the summer arrived with a blistering heatwave. Hundreds of fire...

    Climate November 8, 2018
  • Marine heatwaves set to soar

    Modelling suggests damaging hot periods in oceans will increase in number and intensity. Nick Car...

    Marine heatwaves are becoming more frequent and intense because of global warming, and the grim trend is likely to co...

    Climate August 15, 2018
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