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Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall in the Philippines

Press release | 6 December, 2014 at 15:12

Manila, Philippines, 6 December 2014 – Typhoon Hagupit made landfall in Dolores, Eastern Samar in the Philippines at around 9:15pm local time on Saturday, the official Philippine meteorological bureau PAGASA said.

Greenpeace statement on IPCC report on extreme weather events

Press release | 18 November, 2011 at 12:55

Amsterdam, November 18 2011 – Responding to today’s release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Summary Report, Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation, Greenpeace International...

Climate change is blamed more and more for extreme weather

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | 1 February, 2013 7 comments

Scientists have been warning for decades that human caused climate change will bring an increase in extreme weather and it seems that our carbon chickens are now coming home to roost. Hurricane Sandy was arguably one the most...

What climate scientists have to say about super blizzard Nemo

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | 10 February, 2013 3 comments

The USA is no stranger to severe winter storms but the monster – known as Nemo – that hammered the north east coastal states over the weekend may have been supercharged by climate change according to some climate scientists. The...

After the rains

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | 27 February, 2013

Torrential rains flooded south eastern Europe  last week, leaving many neighbourhoods in ruin. In Athens, where more than one month's rainfall fell in just a couple of hours, meteorologists described the downpour as the heaviest in...

Tracking down Pablo

Blog entry by Therese Salvador | 16 December, 2012 1 comment

Dryness. Devastation. Desperation. These were the words that came into my mind as I travelled east of Davao City, to bear witness to the full impact of Typhoon Pablo’s fury in Southern Mindanao . For four straight days, our crew of...

Extreme weather

Background | 16 March, 2006 at 10:43

There is strong evidence that extreme weather events - such as hurricanes, floods, droughts and heat waves - are increasing because of climate change. In fact, the Financial Initiative of the UN Environment Program (UNEP) recently calculated...

Severe weather hits capitals and villages around the world

Blog entry by Tristan Tremschnig | 2 July, 2012 6 comments

The world has recently experienced a series of calamitous weather events. News headlines have painted a grim picture: flooding, drought, landslides and record ice melt in the arctic. These events stretch to every corner of the globe,...

Hurricane Sandy shows what happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic

Blog entry by Travis Nichols | 2 November, 2012 2 comments

This week, Shell finally put its 2012 Arctic drilling season out of its misery .  After a summer of snafus and false starts, the window for drilling closed on the global oil giant–until next year when it plans to try once again to...

Climate change, spiraling food prices and what the world must do next

Blog entry by Julian Oram | 12 July, 2012 16 comments

Finally, people are coming out in droves and talking openly about the links between climate change, extreme weather events… and food prices. In the US, one of the largest producers of wheat, soy and corn, the Department of...

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