The question of how extreme weather events might be linked to climate change is a key one. It’s particularly important because in many regions, extreme weather like heatwaves, floods and droughts cause more damage than other, more predictable consequences of climate change, such as sea-level rise.
European summer temperatures have increased far more rapidly than the trends for the Northern Hemisphere since the early 1950’s, says a new study lead by Prof. Martin Beniston, a climate scientist based in Switzerland. While mean summer temperature in the Northern Hemisphere has increased by 0.21°C per decade between 1951 and 2015, the increase was 0.46°C per […]
Matt McGrath, Environment correspondent, BBC News, Yokohama, Japan reports that ” Negotiators worked through the night here in Yokohama in an effort to complete their review of a key report on the impacts of climate change. The report is the second of three analyses developed by international teams of researchers. The first, published last September […]
SAN JOSE, Calif. Climate experts have seen the future of America’s breadbasket â and from their perspective, it doesn’t look pretty.”I don’t want to be a wheat farmer in Kansas in the future,” said Harold Brooks, a senior scientist at the National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, Oklahoma. Brooks isn’t a wheat farmer. He’s a […]
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THE economic cost of sea and river flooding will treble unless climate change is tackled, a European Commission report has warned. The impacts of river flooding will be most pronounced in Ireland and the UK if a business-as-usual model is adopted and global warming isn’t tackled.
Climate science never stops developing. Over the course of the year we’ve covered a myriad of scientific studies, some of which have made the news, and others which have been more quietly received. Here’s our pick of the papers that have shaped scientific discussion about climate change in 2014.