Hurricane Ida barreled into the Louisiana coast on Sunday, bringing with it catastrophic levels of flooding and 150 mph winds that tied it for the fifth-strongest hurricane to ever hit the U.S. mainland. At least one death was reported by Monday morning, with most of New Orleans left without power, but much of the damage is still unaccounted for, and rescue efforts remain underway.
This summer, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change unveiled a new report forecasting dire consequences if the planet warms above a threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius. Kate Konschnik, director of the Climate and Energy Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University, explains what that means and how climate scientists arrived at their conclusion.
Modelling from researchers shows the UK will hit 40C more and more often if carbon emissions continue and global warming is not curbed.
Health authorities have warned people to practise caution in the hot weather, staying hydrated, applying sunscreen and not leaving children or pets in cars.
Massive flooding continues to create unprecedented damage in parts of Europe, including Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and other northwestern European nations. As of Friday, more than 125 people had been confirmed killed, with untold property damage resulting from the damage.
Brits flocked to beaches and parks on Easter Sunday ahead of an icy blast from the Arctic which will see temperatures plummet on Monday.
Large parties took place in cities across the country as people enjoyed the sun - despite the COVID regulations still in place.
The Thames at Teddington Lock froze over on Thursday as Britain endures its coldest nights for more than ten years.
Incredible pictures show the village of Braemar in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, covered in snow after what was the coldest night of the year.
The series of collisions occurred when a snowstorm struck a stretch of the Tohoku Expresswayin the northern prefecture of Miyagi.