Summer weather patterns are increasingly likely to stall in Europe, North America and parts of Asia, according to a new climate study that explains why Arctic warming is making heatwaves elsewhere more persistent and dangerous.
Rising temperatures in the Arctic have slowed the circulation of the jet stream and other giant planetary arcticclimate changeextreme weatherstuck weathervladimir petoukhov Read More
The world is likely to see more extreme temperatures in the coming four years as natural warming reinforces manmade climate change, according to a new global forecasting system.
Following a summer of heatwaves and forest fires in the northern hemisphere, the study in the journal Nature Communications suggests there will be little respite climate physicsextreme weatherforecastinggreenhouse gas emissionsJames Renwick Read More
Extreme weather, including record temperatures and heatwaves, drought and disastrous precipitation, has marked the first half of summer in the northern hemisphere. This has had widespread impacts on human health, agriculture, ecosystems and infrastructure and led to devastating wildfires.
"2018 is shaping up to be one of the hottest years on climateextreme weatherIPCCWMO Read More
According to the World Meteorological Organization, high impact weather, including extreme heat and disastrous precipitation, has marked the early part of summer in the northern hemisphere.
Japan has suffered the worst flooding and landslide in decades, with many daily rainfall records broken. According to official government figures on 10 July, more extreme weatherheatheatwavejulyWMO Read More
Global temperatures for the first five months of the year have been the highest on record for a La Niña year, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Higher temperatures lead to more frequent and long-lasting heat waves causing adverse environmental impacts. Extreme temperatures, for instance, affect human health in AntarcticaESAextreme weathernasaWMO Read More
April 2018 was the third warmest on record, continuing the trend of above-average temperatures that has persisted for most of this century, according to data from the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts’ Copernicus Climate Change Service.
There were also notable developments in long-term climate change indicators, including carbon dioxide levels climate changeCO2extreme weatherMauna LoaWMO Read More
UN Climate Change News 15 February, 2018 - Extreme weather events are set to occur more frequently, even if the central goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement to limit the global temperatures rise to well under 2°C is met, according to new research by Stanford University scientists.
The findings highlight the 1.5 degrees2 degreesextreme weatherresiliencescience Read More