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.
Tags: floods heat-wave heatwave flash-floods thunderstorms
Poverty and inequality affect the likelihood of your home overheating during heatwaves.
June 1, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: climate-change global-warming heat-wave housing homes heatwave urban-heat-island overheating
Recent summers have offered a taste of things to come for Welsh farmers.
May 4, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: climate-change agriculture heat-wave livestock drought grass wales sheep-farming
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.
April 22, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: climate-change cooling heat-wave housing extreme-weather great-lakes insulation chicago air-conditioning us-midwest weatherization
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.
April 7, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: climate-change insects agriculture plants heat-wave crops tomato food-security
Bringing climate change into the examining room by discussing links between a warming environment and the everyday health of patients.
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
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.
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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