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Two ocean hot spots have been found to be the potential drivers of the hottest summers on record for the Central US in 1934 and 1936. Warm oceans caused hottest Dust Bowl years
Two ocean hot spots have been found to be the potential drivers of the hottest summers on record for the Central US in 1934 and 1936.
The Weather Extremes and Climate Change Report describes the state of our knowledge on the attribution of climate change to extreme weather events. Understanding extreme weather and climate change
The Weather Extremes and Climate Change Report describes the state of our knowledge on the attribution of climate change to extreme weather events.
Record-breaking warm years in England are likely substantially increase as a result of the human influence on the climate. England set for “substantial increase” in record-breaking warm years
Record-breaking warm years in England are likely substantially increase as a result of the human influence on the climate.
The recent slowdown in the rise of global average air temperatures will make no difference to how much the planet will warm by 2100. Heat still on despite warming slowdown
The recent slowdown in the rise of global average air temperatures will make no difference to how much the planet will warm by 2100.
With Sydney taking a battering from storms this week, Acacia Pepler looks at Australia's east coast lows. Explainer: The wild storms that lashed Australia’s east coast
With Sydney taking a battering from storms this week, Acacia Pepler takes a look at Australia's east coast lows.
Clouds offer a grand challenge to models looking at our future climate. Clouds offer climate a grand challenge
Picture (left): This panorama featuring Earth's horizon and clouds over the South Pacific Ocean, was photographed by one of the Expedition 36 crew
Satellite data has revealed the total amount of vegetation globally has increased by the equivalent of almost 4 billion tonnes of carbon since 2003. Good luck and the Chinese reverse global forest loss
Analysis of 20 years of satellite data has revealed the total amount of vegetation globally has increased by the equivalent of almost 4 billion tonnes of carbon since 2003.
Observations show increasing rainfall in the tropics is being caused by the growth in large thunderstorms. More big storms increase tropical rainfall totals
Observations show increasing rainfall in the tropics is being caused by the growth in large thunderstorms.
The increasing strength of winds over the Southern Ocean has extended its ability to absorb carbon dioxide. Small eddies produce global effects on climate change
The increasing strength of winds over the Southern Ocean has extended its ability to absorb carbon dioxide, effectively delaying the impacts of global warming.
New research showing how tiny creatures drifted across the ocean may improve our understanding of past climates. Stuck-in-the-mud plankton reveal ancient temperatures
New research in Nature Communications showing how tiny creatures drifted across the ocean before falling to the seafloor may improve our understanding of past climates.
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