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Climate change blamed for Arabian Sea’s unexpected hurricanes

A flurry of hurricane-strength storms struck the Arabian Sea in 2014 and 2015, and climate change seems to have played a role. »
14 November 2017, 02:30 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Bad news: Carbon emissions have suddenly started rising again

Emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel are on the rise again. We desperately need more action to stop climate change, and that means putting a price on carbon. »
13 November 2017, 14:10 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Europe and the US were most responsible for deadly heatwave

A lethal heatwave that struck Argentina in 2013 was made more likely by climate change – and greenhouse gases from Europe and the US played the biggest role. »
3 November 2017, 20:00 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

We have four years fewer to slash carbon emissions than thought

Soils in cold regions may release far more carbon than expected as world warms, and that means our carbon budget is smaller than we thought it is. »
31 October 2017, 11:50 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

New York should prepare for 15-metre storm surges by 2300

Due to rapidly rising seas, floods that once struck New York City every 500 years will soon hit every five years. »
24 October 2017, 14:21 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Grass-fed beef is bad for the planet and causes climate change

Supporters like Prince Charles say raising cattle on pastures can be good for the environment, but the sums have been done and their claims don’t add up. »
4 October 2017, 07:10 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Could we store carbon dioxide as liquid lakes under the sea?

We need to get carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere to slow down climate change, and perhaps deep-sea trenches would be a good place to put it. »
19 September 2017, 15:40 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Hurricane Irma’s epic size is being fuelled by global warming

The monster storm has the second strongest wind speeds ever recorded for an Atlantic hurricane, and its growth was fuelled by warming waters. »
6 September 2017, 19:20 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

The cities in the firing line for the next Hurricane Harvey

Of five cities set to see the worst losses from flooding by 2050, three are in the US. Yet the country is unprepared for worsening weather brought by climate change. »
1 September 2017, 16:00 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Texas may be just as vulnerable when next big hurricane hits

Houston is battling unprecedented floods from Hurricane Harvey – and yet Texas’s plans to protect itself from floods remain stalled. »
29 August 2017, 20:10 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

The BBC should stop giving unwarranted airtime to Nigel Lawson

The broadcaster had tough questions for Al Gore and then gave space to false claims of a prominent climate sceptic. This is a recipe for spreading misinformation. »
12 August 2017, 21:10 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Al Gore: The return of climate science’s preacher man

Climate denialism seems to loom large, but after 10 years delivering his message globally, Al Gore believes we’re on the road to salvation. »
11 August 2017, 20:30 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Americans already feeling effects of climate change, says report

A leaked report says evidence that humans are responsible for climate change is strong – but it remains to be seen how the Trump White House will react. »
9 August 2017, 00:40 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

The ethics issue: Should we geoengineer the planet?

We only have one Earth. How far should we go in our attempts to save it from ourselves? »
9 July 2017, 10:50 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Living with climate change: You can make a difference

With climate change, individual behaviour does matter. Here's how to influence the future through how you travel, where you get your electricity and what you eat. »
24 June 2017, 19:20 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Living with climate change: How to cope in a warmer world

Feeding and housing a growing human population when seas are rising and extreme weather hits will be hard – but manageable if we take the right decisions now. »
23 June 2017, 18:41 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Living with climate change: What’s the worst that can happen?

If Earth reaches dangerous tipping points like the Antarctic glaciers melting, we'll have to engineer our way out of the crisis. It's difficult to gauge how far we are from either of those things. »
21 June 2017, 23:30 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Billion-dollar dams are making water shortages, not solving them

Dams are mitigating climate change impacts for certain populations, but the overall effect of such interventions may be increased drought. »
15 June 2017, 19:30 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Governments sued over climate change, with banks and firms next

Almost 900 climate change cases have now been filed in 24 countries, and the Paris climate agreement could provide a further boost to litigation efforts. »
27 May 2017, 00:40 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Rising seas could double the number of severe coastal floods

An increase in sea level of between just 5 and 10 centimetres could make devastating weather events come every 25 years rather than every 50 years. »
19 May 2017, 07:40 - newscientist - Search similar - Email