EXTREME WEATHER

06/12-2021: EurekAlert

Too dry, too hot, or too wet: Increasing weather persistence in European summer

In our study, we show that persistent weather conditions have an increasing similarity in summer over the North Atlantic, Europe and Siberia, favoring more pronounced extreme weather events

01/12-2021: WMO

Active 2021 Atlantic hurricane season officially ends

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season officially concluded on 30 November. It was so active that, for the second consecutive year, it exhausted the regular list of names from WMO’s rotating list

30/11-2021: Nature

New climate models reveal faster and larger increases in Arctic precipitation than previously projected

Climate models show switch will happen decades faster than previously thought, with ‘profound’ implications

26/11-2021: The Guardian

Blowing the house down: life on the frontline of extreme weather in the Gambia

A storm took the roof off Binta Bah’s house before torrential rain destroyed her family’s belongings, as poverty combines with the climate crisis to wreak havoc on Africa’s smallest mainland country

25/11-2021: The Energy Mix

Epic Storms on Two Coasts Have Parliament Talking Climate Action, Adaptation

With Canada’s East Coast grappling with the effects of an “unprecedented” storm and British Columbia on alert for another 10 days of heavy weather, the House of Commons held an emergency debate Wednesday night that focused largely on the country’s poor state of readiness for climate impacts

19/11-2021: The Conversation

Canada’s flood havoc after summer heatwave shows how climate disasters combine to do extra damage

Compound climate disasters are likely to become more common as the Earth warms

21/10-2021: The Conversation

Extreme rain heads for California’s burn scars, raising the risk of mudslides – this is what cascading climate disasters look like

Studies show climate change is raising the risk of cascading hazards that alone might not be extreme but add up to human disasters. Communities and government agencies aren’t prepared