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02 07 2020 | 08:09

South pole warming three times faster than rest of the world, our research shows.

Dramatic change in Antarctica’s interior in past three decades a result of effects from tropical variability working together with increasing greenhouse gases Climate scientists long thought…

30 06 2020 | 08:40

The Arctic heatwave: here's what we know.

It’s 38°C in Siberia. The science may be complicated – but the need for action now couldn’t be clearer

30 06 2020 | 08:10

Siberian Forest Fires Increase Fivefold in Week Since Record High Temperature.

The number of fires in the vast north Asian region of Siberia increased fivefold this week, according to the Russian forest fire aerial protection service, as temperatures in the Arctic continued…

22 06 2020 | 13:46

Siberian town records highest-ever temperature in the Arctic Circle.

The 38 degrees Celsius reading is 18 degrees warmer than the average June high temperature. A north-eastern Siberian town looks to have set a record for the highest temperature ever documented in…

22 06 2020 | 07:59

Climate crisis: alarm at record-breaking heatwave in Siberia.

Unusually high temperatures in region linked to wildfires, oil spill and moth swarms. A prolonged heatwave in Siberia is “undoubtedly alarming”, climate scientists have said. The freak temperatures…

18 06 2020 | 07:39

Deadly heat is killing Americans: A decade of inaction on climate puts lives at risk.

Heat now causes more deaths than hurricanes, tornadoes or floods in most years, creating a new public health threat. An investigation reveals why the CDC’s prevention efforts have faltered.

02 06 2020 | 08:57

'A summer unlike any other': heatwaves and Covid-19 are a deadly combination.

As underserved populations face hotter neighborhoods and limited access to air conditioning, the pandemic threatens the malls and libraries where they typically find relief. Temperatures in some …

31 05 2020 | 07:25

Arctic Heatwave Is Reigniting Siberian Tinderbox.

After the hottest winter on record, the Russian spring has yielded a Siberian heatwave that’s reigniting fires still simmering from last year. The region has witnessed unusually warm weather this…

14 05 2020 | 07:12

Lethal levels of heat and humidity are gripping global ‘hot spots’ sooner than expected.

From the shores of the Persian Gulf to the foothills of Mexico’s Sierra Madre Occidental mountains, hot weather is reaching levels humans can’t endure. An analysis of 4 decades of data from thousands…

25 04 2020 | 13:56

The age of stability is over, and coronavirus is just the beginning.

Humanity has only recently become accustomed to a stable climate.

19 04 2020 | 07:03

Persistent Cloudless Skies Helped Fuel Exceptional Greenland Ice Melt.

Warm temperatures, clear weather and little snow all played a role in last summer’s major melt event on the ice sheet. The Greenland ice sheet saw some of its highest melt rates on record last…

09 04 2020 | 10:36

Earth scorched in the first 3 months of 2020.

The American economy has seriously sputtered during the coronavirus pandemic, but the planet's relentless warming trend hasn't. 

08 04 2020 | 11:28

Probably the worst year in a century': Australia's environmental toll of 2019.

The annual Australia’s Environment report finds last year’s heat and drought caused unprecedented damage. Record heat and drought across Australia delivered the worst environmental conditions across…

07 04 2020 | 08:47

Research station in East Antarctica reports its first heatwave.

It was recorded during the 2019-2020 Arctic summer. Researchers at the Australian Antarctic Program reported the first recorded heatwave event at the Casey research station in East Antarctica. The…

01 04 2020 | 10:53

Climate change set to make extreme heat more common - and costly.

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of people worldwide struggling with extreme heat and humidity by the end of the century could be more than four times as many as today if planet-…

29 03 2020 | 14:21

As climate heats up, planners urged to look beyond history to judge risks.

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate predictions based only on what has happened in the past underestimate the likelihood of extreme weather, which could leave people and infrastructure…

20 03 2020 | 08:12

1.2 billion people to suffer from heat stress due to worsening global warming, study warns.

A new study warned that 1.2 billion people could suffer from heat stress due to the rising global temperatures caused by climate change. A study on climate change revealed that over one billion…

05 03 2020 | 07:39

Killer heat: how a warming land is changing Australia forever.

The frontline ->  Inside Australia's climate emergency: the killer heat   Australia is heating faster than the global average, and extreme heat days are on the rise. Doctors say there’s clear…