Climate double whammy slams Mississippi River

The strongest El Niño on record and a climate-changed-warmed atmosphere have combined forces to produce a massive storm that caused record-breaking floods in the Midwest during the first week of 2016.

Country Climate Pledges

These are the intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs) that have been officially submitted to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Climate change fuels Cumbria deluge

The severity of Storm Desmond in the mountainous Cumbria region of the United Kingdom is consistent with observed regional climate change trends and projections, including increases in the heaviest rainfall events and the occurrence of persistent atmospheric rivers. It’s likely Desmond also gained strength from Atlantic sea surface temperatures that are 1.8°F (1°C) above average and global-scale warming that adds extra moisture to the air.

Adaptation

Adaptation is a set of actions and policies designed to help communities prepare for and respond to unavoidable climate impacts. Read on for more on its role in the international climate talks.