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Tag : Weather

06 Jun 2016

Australia’s ‘stormageddon’ shows glimpse of new normal in warming world

If the brutal bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef was not enough to bring home the need for drastic and urgent action on climate change, this weekend’s wild weather all along the East coast and Tasmania should be.

06 Jun 2016

Climate impacts laid bare as Europe’s flood waters ease

As Europe reels from flooding, which submerged streets, closed schools and saw thousands evacuated, EU leaders are reminded of the threats of climate change to the continent. 18 people were left dead and thousands more stranded as flash floods broke river banks, across Europe. In France, the Louvre and Orsay museums were shut as flood waters in Paris peaked over six metres above normal levels, while 5,000 people were evacuated, over 20,000 homes were left without power, and an estimated […]

19 May 2016

Cape Grim climate milestone underscores need for urgent action

The burden fossil fuels are putting on the planet is again in the spotlight, as an atmospheric monitoring site in Tasmania’s Cape Grim has recorded carbon dioxide measurements of 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time.

10 May 2016

Fort McMurray wildfire: The climate connection

As Albertans scramble for solutions to the Fort McMurray wildfire, experts are warning that a “perfect storm” of last year’s El Niño and climate change helped fuel the destruction.

04 May 2016

Alberta grapples with devastation as wildfire blazes through community

More than 60,000 people have been forced out of their homes in Fort McMurray, Alberta, for the biggest evacuation in the province’s history due to a wildfire.

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.

23 Feb 2016

Cyclone Winston a rallying cry for countries to ratify Paris deal

As Fiji reels from the strongest storm ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere, leaders from across the globe are faced with yet another rallying cry on the urgency of taking climate action.

22 Feb 2016

Fall in rain hits Southeast Asia food yields

Changing climate and weather are creating severe problems for some of the world’s largest producers of rice and other major agricultural crops.

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.