Tag: US weather

22 disasters, 262 dead, $95bn in damages: US saw record year for climate-driven catastrophes

Report shows US was battered by punishing extreme weather on both the east and west coasts in 2020 The US was battered by a record number of weather and climate-driven disasters in 2020 as extensive wildfires scorched the west, hurricanes in quick succession pummeled the east and extreme heat swept across the heart of the […]

Extreme weather just devastated 10m acres in the midwest. Expect more of this | Art Cullen

Unless we contain carbon, our food supply will be under threat. By 2050, US corn yields could decline by 30% I know a stiff wind. They call this place Storm Lake, after all. But until recently most Iowans had never heard of a “derecho”. They have now. Last Monday, a derecho tore 770 miles from […]

Global heating: London to have climate similar to Barcelona by 2050

Nearly 80% of cities to undergo dramatic and potentially disastrous changes, study finds London will have a similar climate in three decades’ time to that of Barcelona today, according to research – but if that seems enticing, a warning: the change could be accompanied by severe drought. Madrid will feel like present-day Marrakech by 2050, […]