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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 […]

UK MET office publishes scientific assessment of climate change

December 5th, 2011 by Met Office Hadley Centre

The results of a major new scientific assessment of climate change were published on 5 December 2011, highlighting the changes the world has already seen and the impacts it could face if global temperature changes are not limited. The assessment commissioned by Chris Huhne, the UK’s Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, and […]

Greenhouse gas emissions due to human activity substantially increased UK flood risk in 2000

February 16th, 2011 by University of Oxford

Greenhouse gas emissions due to human activity substantially increased the odds of damaging floods occurring in England and Wales in Autumn 2000 according to new research published in the journal Nature this week. Although the precise magnitude is still uncertain, the researchers found a 2-in-3 chance that the odds were increased by about a factor […]