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April was second-hottest on record

Tuesday - Last month was the second-hottest April since records began in 1891, rivaled only by April 2016.

El Nino becomes stronger and stranger

8 May 19 - The pattern of El Niño has changed dramatically in recent years, according to the first seasonal record distinguishing different types of El Niño events over the past 400 years.

NO DROUGHT ABOUT IT: The science says we are to blame

3 May 19 - Scientists have found evidence that humans are causing droughts.

How will climate warming patterns look in future?

26 Apr 19 - Regions such as the Arctic and most land areas have warmed more quickly than the global average, while many ocean regions have warmed only a little.

There's nowhere to hide, say weather experts

29 Mar 19 - New Zealand is not insulated from the accelerating climate change outlined in report out today.

Global climate impacts accelerating, says WMO

29 Mar 19 - The physical and financial impacts of global warming are accelerating, says the World Meteorological Organisation.

Warming world could mean a colder Europe

29 Mar 19 - The Gulf Stream is weakening, and Europe could expect a prolonged cold spell as the world warms – but not the day after tomorrow.


The day the Earth’s climate went berserk

26 Mar 19 - The day in 1815 when the world’s climate went berserk was only the start of months and years of global climate disruption and social unrest.

How Cyclone Idai was made worse by climate change

21 Mar 19 - The climate crisis that is driving sea level rises and more extreme rainfall is making deadly storms like the one that hit southern Africa in the past week more severe, according to experts.

Sizzling summer comes in at No3 on hot list

6 Mar 19 - New Zealand has experienced two of the three hottest summers on record over the past two years.

Carbon rise could cause cloud tipping point

28 Feb 19 - Climate scientists have confirmed a high-level hazard, a cloud tipping point, that could send global warming into a dramatic upwards spiral.

Changing weather could make food less safe

19 Feb 19 - Governments must pay more attention to food safety, and address the issue in their action plans to tackle climate change, say officials and researchers.

It's heating up on land ... and sea

14 Feb 19 - Droughts affecting in the top of the South Island and top and west of the North Island are spreading, and sea temperatures are increasing, scientists say.

Storm left bill of $5b after tearing apart air force base

19 Dec 18 - Hurricane Michael smashed through Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, in October this year doing damage worth $5 billion.

Fiery February El Nino could mean summer could sizzle

29 Nov 18 - UN experts say there is a good chance of a climate-warming El Niño event by February - similar to the one that made 2016 the hottest year on record.

Stand by for multiple disasters, say experts

20 Nov 18 - Heatwaves, droughts, wildfire, storms, floods, sea-surges, food shortages and diseases – climate change could see communities hit by multiple disasters at once, scientists say.

It’s time to make polluters pay for damage

19 Sep 18 - In the last few days as hurricane Florence battered the east coast of the United States and typhoon Mangkhut hit the Philippines and China an important scientific breakthrough took place.

Our weather will get worse, warn scientists

3 Sep 18 - El Niño and La Niña – the weather patterns that bring New Zealand droughts on the one hand and storms on the other – will get worse as the climate warms, scientists say.

SHOCK WAVES: Should we be using tech to control weather?

28 Aug 18 - Farmers in Mexico have accused Volkswagen of ruining their crops by installing “hail cannons”, which fire shockwaves into the atmosphere in an effort to prevent hail storms from damaging cars rolling...


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