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This record snowfall is what the melting Arctic brought to Cheektowaga, New York yesterday, 20th November 2014. Photo: Anthony Quintano via Flickr.

Global warming - you must be joking! How melting Arctic ice is driving harsh winters

Nick Breeze

21st November 2014

The very least 'global warming' could do for us is to give us warmer winters, right? Wrong, writes Nick Breeze, who met climate scientist and meteorologist Jennifer Francis in his attempt to understand the complex interactions of jet stream, polar vortex, the melting Arctic, and the extreme snowfall that's hitting the northeast US right now. more...
Flooded street in Dorado, Puerto Rico. Photo: LaShawn Pagan.

Puerto Rico's years of unseasonal rain

La Shawn Pagán

7th January 2014

The world's weather news is dominated by storms in Europe and extreme cold in North America. But as La Shawn Pagán reports, Puerto Rico has just had 85 inches of rain in one month, and its three wettest years ever, more...
Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

Typhoon Haiyan: a perfect storm of corruption and neglect

Doracie Zoleta-Nantes

13th November 2013

Why did Typhoon Haiyan wreak such havoc on the Philippines? In a country that sees 20 tropical storms every year, it would be natural to expect some form of planning for such disasters. But a neglectful government distracted by political chaos meant Filipinos received little warning of the coming storm. more...
Tropical storm. Image from shutterstock.com.

Typhoon Haiyan: the shape of things to come?

Peter Hannam for the Sydney Morning Herald

12th November 2013

Extreme storm events such as super typhoon Haiyan, which wreaked havoc in the Philippines on Friday, are more likely in the future as the build-up of greenhouse gases warms the planet, scientists say. more...

If next summer is rained off, blame the melting Arctic

James Screen

November 5th, 2013

Fed up with rainy summers? Blame global warming, and specifically, the melting Arctic. But for the future, nothing is certain. more...

Introducing Frontline Online: a weekly round up of environmental news and action from around the globe

January 12th, 2013

by Lorna Howarth

In her new weekly column, the Ecologist's Lorna Howarth reports on the stories that show standing up for what we believe in can and does make a real difference. more...
350.org in India

TAKE ACTION to connect the dots on climate change

Mark Briggs

27th April, 2012

Take action with campaign group 350.org to ‘connect the dots' of climate change and extreme weather more...
Uk flooding

Man-made climate change doubling risk of extreme flooding

The Ecologist

17th February, 2011

By allowing emissions to to rise humans may have doubled the likelihood of further floods like those that struck the UK in 2000, say climate scientists in first attempt to prove link between man-made climate change and extreme weather more...
Working on a wind turbine

Three positive reports hammer home wind message

Eifion Rees

13th July, 2009

Inconsistent wind is no impediment to the generation of electricity by turbines, three separate reports have concluded, as well as showing that the National Grid is more than able to cope with increased investment in wind energy more...
A fishing trawler with nets

Abandoned fishing gear wreaks havoc at sea

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Fish and other sea mammals are paying a heavy price for the tonnes of lost or abandoned fishing gear in our oceans more...
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Weather forecast

News

14th November, 2007

Catastrophic wildfires, hurricanes and intensive rainfall will increase in frequency as climate change takes hold, warned a respected scientist last night. more...
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Weather Report

Merlin Sheldrake

1st July, 2007

With floods in the north of England and no summer in sight what has happened to the weather? Merlin Sheldrake tries to make sense of a record-breaking year for the setting of weather records more...

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