Many storms, heatwaves, fires and droughts slipped under the radar this year.
Dec. 30, 2020 • ~7 min
A tropical fish evolved to endure rising temperatures – but it may not be fast enough to survive climate change
Species can evolve to tolerate higher temperatures – but there's a ceiling beyond which adaptation isn't possible.
Dec. 15, 2020 • ~5 min
Provisional figures indicate that 2020 will be one of the hottest in a record dating back to 1850.
Dec. 2, 2020 • ~7 min
Extreme heat could kill 5,000 people each year in the UK by the 2050s.
Aug. 20, 2020 • ~6 min
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.
Aug. 13, 2020 • ~6 min
Heatwaves are here to stay, and they aren't all sun and games.
Aug. 7, 2020 • ~6 min
Days with both extreme heat and extreme air pollution are becoming more common – which can't be a good thing for global health
In South Asia, days with both extreme heat and extreme pollution are expected to increase 175% by 2050. Separately, the health effects are bad; together they will likely be worse.
June 25, 2020 • ~7 min
Researchers say aerial photographs taken during a heatwave identify Roman forts and roads in Wales.
June 7, 2020 • ~5 min
Poverty and inequality affect the likelihood of your home overheating during heatwaves.
June 1, 2020 • ~8 min
While most corals turn ghostly white when they bleach, some turn neon purple. Scientists were baffled – until now.
May 21, 2020 • ~7 min