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6 Degrees: Cool Pics, Climate Reports and Massive Storms

6 Degrees: Cool Pics, Climate Reports and Massive Storms

From the next climate phenomenon to Australia's climate future, we breakdown the best from the week of climate news. … Read More

Australia in for Hot Days, Higher Fire Risk, More Droughts

Australia in for Hot Days, Higher Fire Risk, More Droughts

Australia’s temperature will continue to warm leading to decreases in rainfall in southern Australia, increasing numbers of hot days, higher fire risks, and more severe drought conditions, according to the 2014 State of the Climate report. The report is a joint undertaking by the CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology, and found that Australia’s … Read More

Year Begins with Unusual Amount of Extreme Weather

Year Begins with Unusual Amount of Extreme Weather

There have been heat waves in Slovenia and Australia; snow in Vietnam and the return of the polar vortex to North America. Britain has had its wettest winter in 250 years but temperatures in parts of Russia and the Arctic have been 10°C above normal. Meanwhile, the southern hemisphere has had the warmest start to a year ever recorded, with millions… Read More

EU Launches Legal Action against UK Over Air Pollution

EU Launches Legal Action against UK Over Air Pollution

The UK faces fines of up to $500 million a year and embarrassing court appearances after the European commission launched legal proceedings against it for failing to reduce "excessive" levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) air pollution from traffic, despite 15 years of warnings and several extensions and postponements granted to the government. Other … Read More

Play It Again: January Continues Globe’s Warm Trend

Play It Again: January Continues Globe’s Warm Trend

Talk about a hot streak. Last month was the fourth-warmest January since recordkeeping began in 1880. It was also the 347th consecutive month with above-average temperatures compared to the 20th century average, which has been fueled, in large part, by climate change. That streak is one month shy of 29 straight years. Global average temperatures … Read More

Australia’s Heat Wave Frequency Tops Projections for 2030

Australia’s Heat Wave Frequency Tops Projections for 2030

The government has been urged to better articulate the dangers of climate change after a report that shows the frequency of heat waves in parts of Australia has already surpassed levels previously predicted for 2030. The Climate Council report highlights that Adelaide, Melbourne and Canberra all experienced a higher average number of hot days … Read More

Warming Winters Send No Love to 2022 Olympic Bid Cities

Warming Winters Send No Love to 2022 Olympic Bid Cities

The temperature has settled into the mid-50s this week at the Sochi Olympics, and snowboarders were furious at the slushy condition of the halfpipe Tuesday. Four years ago at the Vancouver Olympics, rain and fog delayed downhill skiing events, and organizers resorted to straw bales to build jumps and obstacles for courses where snow proved scarce. … Read More

Marine Heatwaves Severely Damage Australia Coral

Marine Heatwaves Severely Damage Australia Coral

Marine heatwaves have wreaked “almost unprecedented” damage to ancient coral off Western Australia’s Pilbara coast, scientists say. Preliminary results from a five-year year study of the coastline revealed that a remote section of reef south of Barrow Island has suffered severe “bleaching and decimation,” according to the CSIRO, which is running t… Read More