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2017 hottest year on record without help from El Niño

22 Jan 18 - Last year was the hottest since global records began that was not given an additional boost by the natural climate cycle El Niño, according to new data.

Spring is second-warmest on record

6 Dec 17 - This spring has set a mark as second-equal warmest on record.

November shapes up as record dry month

24 Nov 17 - Parts of New Zealand are on track for the driest November on record.

Get yourself ready for a world 3deg warmer in 80 years

2 Nov 17 - The UN expects a world 3deg warmer by 2100, even if countries cut their greenhouse gas emissions as they promised in 2015.

Thunderstorms set to grow stronger

18 Oct 17 - Thunderstorms are set to become more intense throughout the tropics and subtropics this century as a result of climate change, according to new research.

Stormy outlook for insurance-linked securities

6 Oct 17 - Recent extreme weather events highlight the significant changes have taken place in the insurance and reinsurance sectors to cope with the mounting exposure of private and public sectors to disaster...

Does Irma mean we need a new measure of hurricane strength?

13 Sep 17 - Hurricane strength is measured on the Saffir–Simpson scale, ranging from one (the lowest) to five (the highest) After Irma, is it time to introduce a category six?

It’s here, it’s happening, it's time to stand up

12 Sep 17 - By BILL McKIBBEN | Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, flash fires, droughts: all of them tell us one thing – we need to stand up to the fossil fuel industry and fast.

In an era of dire climate records the US and South Asia floods won't be the last

1 Sep 17 - From the US to India and China, human impact on the climate is likely to have made droughts and storms more severe – and the trend is only set to continue.

It's time for cities to ready for bigger rainfall

1 Sep 17 - With rainfall amounts on the rise globally, it’s crucial to examine how cities can retrofit buildings to alleviate flood damage and deal with stormwater in a more sustainable manner.

What links Hurricane Harvey and climate change?

29 Aug 17 - The unprecedented amount of rainfall accompanying Hurricane Harvey immediately raised the question whether and to what extent climate change is to blame.

Crazy climate records from 2016 you might know

14 Aug 17 - Last year was the hottest on record with heat-trapping greenhouse gases hitting their highest concentration ever, surpassing 400 parts per million for the first time in nearly a million years.

Wet weekend rewrites the record books

25 Jul 17 - Climate records continue to tumble this year, with Oamaru last weekend notching up its wettest day on record.

Bunker down, El Nino summers will get worse

25 Jul 17 - Climate change will mean more extreme El Niño summers – the weather pattern that causes droughts in the east of New Zealand and storms in the west.


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