A new policy and practice note that disseminates findings from the BIOPICCC project was published by the Living with Environmental Change (LWEC) research partnership and is now available online. The brief authored by Executive Director of IHRR Professor Sarah Curtis, […]
A few interesting press conferences on hazards worth checking out from the 2013 American Geophysical Union Meeting. Topics include tornadoes, improved warnings for earthquakes and lightning phenomena during volcanic eruptions.
The satellite image above is of the supercell storm in Oklahoma that caused over 20 deaths, hundreds of injuries and immense damage to residences and public buildings. This time-lapse video shows how the storm evolved over time: While this part […]
The UK’s chief government scientist Sir John Beddington announced that world leaders need to urgently tackle climate change, especially because of increasing trends towards more extreme weather events such as floods, droughts and storms over the next 25 years. The […]
Not something you see everyday — a snow-covered desert. The Taklimakan Desert in western China, the country’s largest desert, was covered with snow after a storm swept through the area in late December 2012 and continued into early January (the […]
2012 is one of the most costliest years on record for weather disasters in the US. According to NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) it was the second most costliest year for weather disasters behind 2005, which included Hurricane Katrina. […]