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2015 likely hottest year on record – WMO – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on November 26th, 2015.

2015 is shaping up to be the hottest year on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization. This year’s global average surface temperature is likely to be the warmest on record and to reach the symbolic and significant milestone of 1° Celsius above the pre-industrial era, according a statement from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). […]

Brace for extreme weather – report – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on November 27th, 2014.

Society needs to act now to build resilience to increasingly common extreme weather such as floods, droughts and heatwaves, says a new report. The report from the UK Royal Society, ‘Resilience to extreme weather’, outlines the current understanding of the future risk posed by extreme weather events and how policy makers can adapt to and […]

Climate change ‘loads’ the extreme weather ‘dice’ – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on August 7th, 2012.

A group of climate experts, including Prof James Hansen, claim  recent heat waves and extreme summers can be attributed to  global warming and not random chance. The group outline this view in a new study, published in PNAS, which compared recent temperatures to a 1951-1980 base period. Their findings revealed that extremely hot summers-those with […]

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