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Extreme weather events could affect two in three Europeans every year by 2100

Extreme weather events could affect two in three Europeans every year by 2100

News   •   Aug 17, 2017 13:55 BST

By 2100, two in three people living in Europe may be affected by weather-related disasters, according to a study published in The Lancet Planetary H​ealth which sheds light on the expected burden of climate change on societies across Europe.

Climate change shifts timing of European floods

Climate change shifts timing of European floods

News   •   Aug 11, 2017 14:26 BST

When a major flood event occurs it is often attributed to climate change, however, a single event is not proof, and so far it has been unclear whether climate change has a direct influence on large scale river flooding across Europe. A study conducted by TU Wien along with 30 European partners has now shown that the timing of the floods has shifted across much of Europe.

The risks of climate and natural disaster related disruption to the electric grid

The risks of climate and natural disaster related disruption to the electric grid

News   •   Jul 27, 2017 14:00 BST

The electric grid is one of the most critical infrastructure systems for modern life, but it is also one of the most vulnerable, yet recent graduates of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) supported by Swiss Re have released a study that examines how extreme weather and other natural disasters are evolving in the Pacific Northwest.

Climate change will increase fire risk

Climate change will increase fire risk

News   •   Jun 22, 2017 09:32 BST

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction has claimed that climate change is greatly increasing the likelihood of devastating wildfires, such as the one that burned its way across Portugal last weekend but is now reported to be under control.