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A fisherman walks across a dry patch of land after drought in the marshes of southern Iraq, Dhi Qar province. Image ID: 2M9TRTP.

Climate change: Intensity of ongoing drought in Syria, Iraq and Iran ‘not rare anymore’

.shadeBg{ background: rgba(0,0,0,0.18); } High temperatures caused by climate change are driving an ongoing drought in the Middle East, accordin... Read More

Attribution | Nov 8. 2023.
People in east Libya standing on a broken highway destroyed in recent heavy floods.

Analysis: Africa’s extreme weather has killed at least 15,000 people in 2023

In an extraordinary year for the Earth’s climate – which is now virtually certain to be hottest on record – global warming has combined with th... Read More

Extreme weather | Oct 25. 2023.
Wildfire near Boise, Idaho, in 2011.

Q&A: How scientists tackle the challenges of estimating wildfire CO2 emissions

Wildfires – and their emissions – have made headlines around the world this year.  From the otherworldly haze that blanketed much of the ... Read More

Wildfires | Sep 22. 2023.
Libyan Red Crescent members work on opening roads engulfed in floods.

Q&A: How are Libya’s ‘medicane’-fuelled floods linked to climate change?

In early September, Storm Daniel dropped a deluge of rainfall over Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey. It then crossed the Mediterranean Sea, picking up ene... Read More

Storms | Sep 19. 2023.
A volunteer pours water on a pedestrian during a heatwave in Karachi, Pakistan, 2022. Image ID: 2J8JH4E.

Risk of heat-related deaths has ‘increased rapidly’ over past 20 years

Spikes in temperature-related deaths during extreme summer heatwaves “will eventually become commonplace” if societies do not adapt to the danger... Read More

Heatwaves | Aug 24. 2023.
A forest protection officer walks through an area of burned forest in Quebec, Canada, on 5 July 2023.

Eastern Canada wildfires: Climate change doubled likelihood of ‘extreme fire weather’

The unusually hot and dry weather that drove record-breaking wildfires in eastern Canada was made at least two times more likely by human-caused clim... Read More

Attribution | Aug 22. 2023.
People take shelter from the heat in Spain, on 12 July 2023.

Record-breaking 2023 heat events are ‘not rare anymore’ due to climate change

The intense heatwaves that have been engulfing the US, China and southern Europe in July 2023 are “not rare anymore” in our current climate, a ne... Read More

Attribution | Jul 25. 2023.
A person pours tap water into a plastic bottle at the Main Square in Krakow, Poland, on 19 June 2022.

Heat-related deaths ‘56% higher among women’ during record-breaking 2022 European summer

More than 61,000 people died as a result of searing heat across Europe in the summer of 2022, according to a new study. The summer of 2022 was Eur... Read More

Heatwaves | Jul 11. 2023.
Montage of newspapers by Joe Goodman for Carbon Brief.

Media reaction: Canada’s wildfires in 2023 and the role of climate change

Hundreds of wildfires have been burning across Canada in what has been called an “unprecedented” start to the nation’s fire season. Huge clo... Read More

Wildfires | Jun 9. 2023.
Emilia Romagna region submerged in water days after heavy flood, Ravenna, Italy.

Climate change had no ‘significant’ impact on northern Italy floods in May 2023

Climate change did not have a “significant” impact on the likelihood or intensity of recent “devastating” rainfall and flooding in a norther... Read More

Attribution | May 31. 2023.
A man is seen at a near-empty 'La Malagueta beach' during an unusual heat wave on 26 April 2023.

Western-Mediterranean heatwave ‘almost impossible’ without climate change

The extreme heatwave that swept across Spain, Portugal, Morocco and Algeria in April 2023 was “at least 100 times more likely” due to climate cha... Read More

Attribution | May 5. 2023.
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