City sets new Indian heat record of 51 C

May 20, 2016

City sets new Indian heat record of 51 C

A city in northern India has shattered the national heat record, registering a searing 51 degrees Celsius — the highest since records began — the national weather office said Friday. The new record in Phalodi, a city in the desert state of Rajasthan, is ...

May 19, 2016

Earth breaks 12th straight monthly heat record

Earth’s heat is stuck on high. Thanks to a combination of global warming and El Nino, the planet shattered monthly heat records for an unprecedented 12th straight month as April smashed the old record by 0.3 degree Celsius, according to U.S. scientists. The National ...

Climate change: Is the 1.5 C target a mirage?

Apr 21, 2016

Climate change: Is the 1.5 C target a mirage?

The Paris Agreement to try to cap global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius was a stunning political victory for poor countries threatened by climate change. But scientists tasked with explaining how to get there are less than thrilled. The U.N.’s climate science panel announced ...

El Salvador declares a drought emergency for the first time ever

Apr 15, 2016

El Salvador declares a drought emergency for the first time ever

El Salvador declared a water shortage emergency for the first time in its history on Thursday, citing the effects of climate change and the El Nino phenomenon, the country’s president said. In the last four years, rainfall has decreased considerably in the Central American ...