Sidney Watson investigates the unprecedented flooding in New Zealand and California, discussing past and future frequency of extreme weather and its mitigation.
Thousands forced to flee homes due to rising water levels: Climate Change strikes again.
George Edwards discusses the recent evacuation of over 100,000 people from their homes in Burundi due to rising water levels and how this could happen to the rest of the world if climate change is not stopped.
From Heatwaves to Hurricanes
What is ‘climate change’? Is it fact or fiction? Emergency or exaggeration? And can climate change really be responsible for the weird weather that we’ve seen over the past year? Climate change is the large-term, long-scale shift in the planet’s weather patterns, including rainfall, sea level, and average temperature. In scientific circles, the fact that […]
Flash flooding likely as Storm Angus batters Exeter
T he Met Office have issued an Amber Warning for heavy rain covering the whole of Exeter and Devon. Heavy rain is forecasted for most of Monday, with potentially as much as 60mm falling in two hours. The rain is set to continue into Tuesday. The rain comes on top of the weekend’s Storm Angus, upturning […]
Our Fragile Earth: A 2°C vs 4°C hotter future
If you consider it, an average temperature rise of 2 °C doesn’t seem so bad. Warmer summers, getting a nice tan and not freezing during winter on the way to campus. What about a 4°C rise? How does that seem? In reality, neither look good; expect droughts, higher sea levels, extreme flooding and unpredictable storms. […]