Heatwaves often end with spectacular thunderstorms and lethal floods – but where and when they'll strike is hard to predict

Volatile, unstable air means that it is very tricky to work out exactly where each thunderstorm will be.

Hannah Cloke, Professor of Hydrology, University of Reading • conversation
yesterday ~6 min

Tags: floods heat-wave heatwave flash-floods thunderstorms

Heatwaves can kill – research uncovers the homes most vulnerable to overheating

Poverty and inequality affect the likelihood of your home overheating during heatwaves.

Stefan Bouzarovski, Professor of Human Geography, University of Manchester • conversation
June 1, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: climate-change global-warming heat-wave housing homes heatwave urban-heat-island overheating

Climate change could wreck traditional sheep farming in Wales

Recent summers have offered a taste of things to come for Welsh farmers.

Mariecia Fraser, Reader in Upland Agroecology, Aberystwyth University • conversation
May 4, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change agriculture heat-wave livestock drought grass wales sheep-farming

To protect people in the Great Lakes region from climate extremes, weatherize their homes

Climate change is making extreme weather events, both hot and cold, more frequent across the Great Lakes region. Weatherizing low-income residents' homes is an important way to prepare.

Nicholas Rajkovich, Assistant Professor of Architecture, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York • conversation
April 22, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: climate-change cooling heat-wave housing extreme-weather great-lakes insulation chicago air-conditioning us-midwest weatherization

Crops could face double trouble from insects and a warming climate

Plants have evolved techniques for protecting themselves from heat and insect attacks – but when both these stresses happen at once, one defense may neutralize the other.

Nathan Havko, Postdoctoral Fellow in Plant Research, Michigan State University • conversation
April 7, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  climate-change  insects  agriculture  plants  heat-wave  crops  tomato  food-security

Connecting the dots between climate change and health care

Bringing climate change into the examining room by discussing links between a warming environment and the everyday health of patients.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Feb. 10, 2020 ~16 min

Tags:  health  climate-change  asthma  harvard-medical-school  environments-sustainability  health-medicine  alvin-powell  massachusetts-general-hospital  heat-wave  clinical-care  emergency-room  heat-stroke  intravenous-fluids  pollen  renee-salas  symposium

Urgency of climate change may be understated in intergovernmental panel report

The world’s oceans, glaciers, and ice caps are under assault by climate change. The Gazette spoke with former Obama science adviser John Holdren about the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report examining the threat.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Oct. 2, 2019 ~14 min

Tags:  science-technology  climate-change  harvard-kennedy-school  alvin-powell  sea-level-rise  wildfire  arctic-initiative  belfer-center-for-science-and-international-affairs  global-warming  heat-wave  intergovernmental-panel-on-climate-change  john-holdren  permafrost  public-opinion

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