A powerful typhoon and a tornado have hit southern China, bringing strong winds and flooding.
Saharan dust, traffic fumes and smog from Europe may be clogging up London’s air at present – and causing alarm in the newspapers – but in the world’s most polluted city London’s air would be considered unusually refreshing. That city is Delhi, the Indian capital, where air quality reports now make essential reading for anxious residents.
So why aren’t we all driving round in hydrogen-powered cars, moving our goods in hydrogen-powered lorries, and heating our homes and offices with this wonder element?
Officials say planes have taken food, water and medical supplies to Tanna island, which was directly in the path of Cyclone Pam.
Iceland is rising at a faster pace as global warming melts the island’s ice caps, scientists say. We learnt several of the waterfalls we visited in Iceland were a result of isostatic rebound. This article takes this into more depth.
Scientists who study ideas to engineer the climate to mitigate global warming say we should be ready to deploy an armada of instrumentation when Earth has its next major volcanic eruption. Good wider reading for A* GCSE and A2 geographers alike.
Geo-engineering: This is the so far unproven science of intervening in the climate to bring down temperatures.
Last month, the World Meteorological Organization released provisional figures that predicted the past 12 months were set to be record breakers.
The long-term global average temperature is calculated from data collected between 1951 and 1980.
Thousands of homes are still without power and more disruption was expected as the second of two storms is due to hit.
TED TALKS are a fantastic resource at A level.
A quick read on the use of ice cores to reconstruct paleoclimates (climates of the past).
NASA Global climate change website. Worth checking out for your wider reading around climate change and cold environments.
A fantastic A level geography site on Antarctica covering many of our topics to improve our synopticity and get us ‘Thinking like geographers!”.
High winds and huge waves have affected north-western parts of the UK as bad weather hit power supplies and travel.
Politics and climate change are often combined to make decisions about our future. Extend your knowledge and critical understanding of how politics and climate change can combine.
Phenomenal waves, pummelling winds reaching 100mph, blizzards and rain have hit areas of Britain as part of a huge storm system.
Climate change and population growth will hugely increase the risk to people from extreme weather, a report says.
The Royal Society warns that the risk of heatwaves to an ageing population will rise about ten-fold by 2090 if greenhouse gases continue to rise.
A novel autonomous sub has acquired the first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice.
The researchers involved in the project tell the journal Nature Geoscience that the thickness of the pack ice was greater than they had anticipated.
Scientists have produced what they say is the most accurate space view yet of global ocean currents and the speed at which they move.
International supercomputing centres dedicated to climate prediction are needed to reduce uncertainties in global warming, says Tim Palmer.