Tag : Drought

12 May 2016

Searing heat may spark climate exodus

Temperatures in the Middle East and North Africa could reach unbearably high levels that would make some regions uninhabitable and increase the pressures of climate refugees.

18 Apr 2016

Climate threat to vulnerable islands

Computer blind spot hides dangers of drought as climate change bites for millions of inhabitants on atolls and archipelagos too small to register on scientific maps.

11 Apr 2016

Drought-hit California feels pressure

Scientists say that storms carrying desperately-needed water to California are being diverted by a band of high pressure that coincides with rainfall and temperature extremes.

01 Feb 2016

Ashen fingerprints of climate change all over Tasmanian fires

Heavy rain may finally bringing some relief to firefighting efforts in Tasmania, but blazes continue to burn throughout world heritage areas in what has been dubbed a global tragedy.

24 Aug 2015

Hottest July and California drought have climate fingerprints all over them

As reports surface that July was the hottest month ever recorded, others show that climate change injected a shot of steroids into the California drought.

29 Apr 2015

New emissions target puts California on forefront of climate fight

California Governor Jerry Brown has charted course toward a clean energy future with an executive order issued on Wednesday.

06 Jan 2015

2014 confirmed as hottest year on record globally

2014 has officially taken the title as hottest year ever recorded, as the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) becomes the first to release its temperature data for last year.

28 Nov 2014

Brazil’s carbon emissions rise for the first time since 2004

Brazil’s carbon emissions have risen for the first time since 2004, reversing a decade long trend of declining emissions.

03 Sep 2014

Weather presenters forecast stormy future without bold climate action

As part of a new campaign ahead of the UN climate summit in New York this month, the World Meteorological Organization is warning of a future of floods, storms and searing heat is climate change continues unabated.

20 Aug 2014

Desertification poses “serious environmental challenge” in Nigeria

After losing 351,000 hectares of land in Nigeria to desertification, it poses the “most serious environmental challenge in the country’s north,” according to their Ministry of Environment.