Heatwaves

April 27, 2015--Extreme weather already on increase due to climate change, study finds (Guardian)

Extreme heatwaves and heavy rain storms are already happening with increasing regularity worldwide because of manmade climate change, according to new research. Global warming over the last century means heat extremes that previously only occurred once every 1,000 days are happening four to five times more often, the study published in Nature Climate Change said.


January 30, 2015--World's cities experiencing more heatwaves, study shows (Guardian)

World cities are experiencing more heatwaves and fewer cold spells, according to a study of extreme temperatures in hundreds of urban areas over the past 40 years. It found that many cities are seeing fewer extremely windy days than in the 1970s and have more extremely hot individual days and nights.


January 8, 2015--Prepare for rising migration driven by climate change, governments told (Guardian)

Governments need to plan better for rising migration driven by climate change, experts said on Thursday, citing evidence that extreme weather and natural disasters force far more people from their homes than wars.


December 8, 2014--Global warming to make European heat waves ‘commonplace’ by 2040s, study finds (New York Times)

​In June 2003, a high-pressure weather system took hold over Western Europe and hovered there for weeks, bringing warm tropical air to the region and making that summer the hottest since at least 1540, the year King Henry VIII discarded his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves.


December 5, 2014--Adapting to a warmer climate could cost almost three times as much as thought, says UN report (Guardian)

Adapting to a warmer world will cost hundreds of billions of dollars and up to three times as much as previous estimates, even if global climate talks manage to keep temperature rises below dangerous levels, warns a report by the UN.


November 27, 2014--Global weather predicted to become increasingly extreme despite warnings (Independent)

Global weather will become increasingly extreme, with the planet facing rising surfacing temperatures, higher sea levels and flash flooding.


November 23, 2014--Some climate change impacts unavoidable: World Bank (Reuters)

Some future impacts of climate change, such as more extremes of heat and sea level rise, are unavoidable even if governments act fast to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the World Bank said on Sunday.


March 23, 2014--U.N. climate change report details 'abrupt or drastic changes' worldwide (Science Monitor)

Global warming will disrupt food supplies, slow world economic growth and may already be causing irreversible damage to nature, according to a U.N. report due this week that will put pressure on governments to act.


December 31, 2012--11 Billion-bollar weather, climate disasters hit U.S. in 2012 (Environmental News Service)

In 2012, the United States experienced 11 extreme weather and climate events that cost more than $1 billion in losses, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climactic Data Center.


December 27, 2012--Angry weather: The new norm? (Durango Herald)

As 2012 began, winter in the U.S. went AWOL. Spring and summer arrived early with wildfires, blistering heat and drought. And fall hit the eastern third of the country with the ferocity of Superstorm Sandy. This year’s weather was deadly, costly and record-breaking everywhere – but especially in the United States. If that sounds familiar, it should.


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