Tag Archive for 'heat wave'

World Meteorological Organisation reports on global weather in 2013

March 25th, 2014 by World Meteorological Organization

The year 2013 demonstrated the dramatic impact of droughts, heat waves, floods and tropical cyclones on people and property in all parts of the planet, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s Annual Statement on the Status of the Climate. The report confirmed that 2013 tied with 2007 as the sixth warmest on record, continuing the […]

Atmospheric waves amplified and stuck in their tracks during recent extreme weather events

April 4th, 2013 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

The world has suffered from severe regional weather extremes in recent years, such as the heat wave in the United States in 2011 or the one in Russia 2010 coinciding with the unprecedented Pakistan flood. Behind these devastating individual events there is a common physical cause according to scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate […]

Report outlines impacts of climate change in Europe

November 23rd, 2012 by European Environment Agency

Climate change is affecting all regions in Europe, causing a wide range of impacts on society and the environment. Further impacts are expected in the future, potentially causing high damage costs, according to the latest assessment published by the European Environment Agency this week. The report, ‘Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2012’ finds […]

Climate change causing increasing number of extreme weather events

March 25th, 2012 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

The past decade has been one of unprecedented weather extremes. Scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Germany argue that the high incidence of extremes is not merely accidental. From the many single events a pattern emerges. At least for extreme rainfall and heat waves the link with human-caused global warming […]