El Nino

December 31, 2015
December 31, 2015

Freak heatwave pushes temperatures at North Pole above freezing

Temperatures at the North Pole rises above freezing point, 20 degrees Celsius above the mid-winter norm and the latest abnormality in a season of extreme weather events.

December 30, 2015
December 30, 2015

El Nino weather 'could be as bad as 1998'

The US space agency Nasa has warned that the effects of the current El Nino weather phenomenon could be as bad as those of 1998, the strongest on record.

December 27, 2015
December 27, 2015

South America flood ‘worst in 50 years’

Vast areas in Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil is being hit by the worst flooding in 50 years, forcing the evacuation of more than 150,000 people.

November 25, 2015
November 25, 2015

2015 likely to be warmest on record

Temperatures across the globe are likely to break records in 2015 with readings running "well above" any previous year, scientists say.

October 8, 2015
October 8, 2015

World’s corals threatened by bleaching

Corals worldwide are at risk from a major episode of bleaching which turns reefs white, scientists have confirmed.