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Europe must prepare for extreme weather

7 October, 2016 − Cities and towns across Europe are warned to adapt to the battering they face from intense storms as extreme weather events become more frequent.


Climate change worsens NE Brazil’s drought

2 October, 2016 – The drought affecting Brazil’s huge north-eastern region threatens to render it completely arid – and scientists say the warming climate is to blame.

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Lower crop yields test market forces

13 September, 2016 – As global warming cuts crop yields, trade liberalisation in agricultural commodities will be needed to avoid food shortages and economic hardships.

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Cyclones set to get fiercer as world warms

16 July, 2016 – New analysis of cyclone data and computer climate modelling indicates that global warming is likely to intensify the destructive power of tropical storms .

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Europe’s floods come as no surprise

5 June, 2016 – Scientists have warned that the extra moisture in warmer air will mean more intense rainfall, but floods still leave governments unprepared.

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Climate adaptation gap grows wider

16 May, 2016 – New study shows that the financial costs of developing countries adapting to the impacts of climate change may rise to as much as $500 billion by 2050.

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Cities face flash flood hazards

15 May, 2016 – Scientists in Australia warn that global warming will lead to more intense and concentrated summer storms seriously testing city drainage systems already struggling to cope.


Rainstorms raise airborne dust problem

10 May, 2016 – Analysis of air samples shows that the cleansing effect of heavy rainfall is diminished by organic particles spattering up into the atmosphere from the soil.

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American forests face major changes

5 May, 2016 – Researchers create a detailed “cyberforests” picture of the dramatic ways that climate could alter the types of trees in the forests of Canada and the US.

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Climate brings hard times for tea

24 April, 2016 – Research in China shows that the changing pattern of longer and heavier monsoon rainfall in east Asia is having a detrimental effect on the yield and quality of tea.

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