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03 08 2021 | 10:26

Extreme weather will be the norm and UK is not prepared, scientists warn

Last year was first to be in top 10 for heat, rain and sunshine, as scientists say UK’s mild climate is at an end Extremes of weather will strike the UK more frequently owing to the climate crisis,…

24 07 2021 | 10:25

China’s Extreme Weather Warnings Avoid Talk of Climate Change.

State media often frame climate change as a global problem that China can lead in solving, not as a crisis that affects its citizens’ daily lives. As unprecedented heatwaves sweep across large parts…

21 07 2021 | 10:19

Deadly floods hit central China, killing 12 and forcing thousands to flee homes

Torrential rainfall and burst rivers swamp Henan cities, with commuters trapped in underground trains in the capital Zhengzhou Days of torrential rain and massive flooding have hit China’s Henan…

15 07 2021 | 10:06

Human activity influencing global rainfall, study finds

Anthropogenic warming of climate has been a factor in extreme precipitation events globally, researchers say. Human activity such as such as greenhouse gas emissions and land use change were a key…

15 07 2021 | 09:43

First look inside town turned to ‘powder’ by record-breaking heatwave

The Independent was the first international news outlet to be allowed into the destroyed town of Lytton, British Columbia. Ashleigh Stewart joined residents seeing the extent of the destruction for…

12 07 2021 | 13:06

A farm worker and a father: victims of the Pacific north-west’s heatwave

Extreme weather killed hundreds in the US and Canada and experts say heat could have played a role in many more deaths. The intense heatwave in June and July in the US and Canada has already caused…

05 07 2021 | 10:07

Heat Dome Smashing Northwest Records Began With China Rain

Heavy rain in China, an expanse of warm water stretching across the North Pacific, and kinks in the jet stream are combining to drive an unusual heat wave that will set records in the Pacific…

30 06 2021 | 12:12

A dangerous 'Omega block' is trapping scorching hot air over the US and Canada

Monday was the hottest day ever for many US cities and the entire country of Canada.

30 06 2021 | 10:17

Canada weather: Heatwave hits record 46.6C as US north-west also frazzles.

Canada has recorded its highest ever temperature as the country's west and the US Pacific north-west frazzle in an unprecedented heatwave. Lytton in British Columbia soared to 46.6C (116F) on Sunday…

27 04 2021 | 08:00

Supercomputing leap in weather and climate forecasting.

Met Office and Microsoft join forces to build world’s most powerful weather and climate forecasting supercomputer in UK The Met Office has signed a multimillion-pound agreement with Microsoft for…

23 04 2021 | 10:32

A rare tropical cyclone is approaching one of Africa's most populated cities

(CNN)A rare tropical cyclone is approaching Tanzania and could become the first cyclone to make landfall in the nation in modern records. Tropical Cyclone Jobo, located near Madagascar in the South…

03 04 2021 | 07:22

Naming Hurricanes and Storms After Greek Letters to Be Discontinued.

The international body that names hurricanes and tropical storms will no longer name storms after Greek letters after the record-shattering 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. The World Meteorological…

22 03 2021 | 14:41

Climate crisis: recent European droughts ‘worst in 2,000 years’.

Study of tree rings dating back to Roman empire concludes weather since 2014 has been extraordinary. The series of severe droughts and heatwaves in Europe since 2014 is the most extreme for more…

22 03 2021 | 09:11

Extreme rain three times more likely thanks to climate change, Met Office warns.

Enough rain to fill Loch Ness fell on 3 October 2020 — an extreme event that’s already three times more likely because of global warming. Record-breaking rain and “days with extreme rainfall…

15 03 2021 | 10:50

The Science Behind Frozen Wind Turbines – and How to Keep Them Spinning Through the Winter.

Winter is supposed to be the best season for wind power – the winds are stronger, and since air density increases as the temperature drops, more force is pushing on the blades. But winter also comes…

10 03 2021 | 10:35

The Gulf Stream is slowing to a 'tipping point' and could disappear.

The current could slow down to a point of no return, altering the climate on both sides of the Atlantic. The Gulf Stream — one of Earth's major climate-regulating ocean currents — is moving slower…

03 03 2021 | 11:32

The Guardian view on Texas storms and power cuts: preparing for the worst.

The outages endured by residents result from the state’s political decisions – but all of us need to think more about ensuring resilience.

03 03 2021 | 09:00

Restarting Texas’s Frozen Energy Heartland Will Be a Climate Mess.

Turning petrochemical plants off and on again requires flaring and other large sources of pollution. Like a cold-blooded animal—a lizard or a snake—the petrochemical hub that is the state of Texas…

03 03 2021 | 08:13

How heat is radically altering Americans' lives before they're even born – video

Even before a child is born in the US, their race plays a huge part in how they'll experience heat and pollution. 

26 02 2021 | 11:54

Australia was the first casualty of the big blackout lie blaming wind power – the US could be next.

As climate impacts intensify, power grids stuffed with ageing fossil fuel infrastructure crumble.