How Atlantic upheaval will make future weather even more chaotic

How Atlantic upheaval will make future weather even more chaotic

The current that ferries water around the Atlantic stabilises the climate for millions. Now it is getting weaker, which could bring more extreme heatwaves and floods Photomontage: Andrey Polivanov/Chantawute Chimwan/Shutterstock By Michael Marshall THE northern hemisphere is roasting. Greece is battling lethal wildfires, and even the UK’s weather has been so hot and dry that […]

Thailand cave: Rescuers in race against weather as rains close in

Thailand cave: Rescuers in race against weather as rains close in

Rescuers are racing against the rains to free 12 boys and their football coach, who are trapped in a flooded cave in northern Thailand. A deluge is expected to hit in a matter of days that could force the water level up, threatening to flood the pocket where the group took refuge. The teenage boys […]

Huge Australian bushfire was caused by unseasonal freak weather

Huge Australian bushfire was caused by unseasonal freak weather

Dean Lewins / EPA-EFE / Rex / Shutterstock By Alice Klein A FIERCE fire has swept through 1200 hectares of bush and destroyed 69 homes in New South Wales, Australia. The fire engulfed the seaside town of Tathra on 18 March after starting in nearby bushland. A mix of 38°C heat and gusty winds created […]

Record low Arctic ice linked to freak weather in US, Europe

Record low Arctic ice linked to freak weather in US, Europe

By Colin Barras Another year, another climate record broken. But don’t let this one wash over you. Arctic sea ice is usually at its most extensive in early March, which marks the end of the Arctic winter – but this year’s winter ice cap is the smallest recorded in almost 40 years of monitoring. The […]