Over 32 trillion gallons of rain and snow fell on California since Christmas. Now this is a scenario that no one, let alone Americans, would want to see repeated in future. The strongest of California’s storms from atmospheric rivers, long and wide plumes of moisture that form over an ocean and flow through the sky over land,
Scientists have long been warning that extreme weather would cause calamity in the future. But in South America — which in just the last month has had deadly landslides in Brazil, wildfire in Argentine wetlands and flooding in the Amazon so severe
As the death toll from flooding in Western Europe climbed above 180 on Sunday climate scientists say the link between extreme weather and global warming is unmistakable and the urgency to do something about climate change undeniable (“Europe toll jumps
As scientists gather online to finalise a long-awaited update on global climate research, recent extreme weather events across the globe highlight the need for more research on how it will play out, especially locally. The list of extremes in just the last few weeks has been startling:
Three of the reputed English language dictionaries have each chosen a word of 2023, a word which came into prominence, whose use had increased during the year. It is not an event that is as glamorous as the Oscars, Globe, and Grammy awards. But people who love English are quite amused and
Madou Koulibaly is the new face of an old Italy. The 24-year-old, who arrived in the country from Guinea in 2018, is blazing a trail as Tuscany’s first migrant bus driver recruited as part of a drive to fill labour gaps with foreign workers. He was more surprised than anyone. “I said, a bus? No, I cannot
One big question after Thursday night’s hyped red-vs.-blue states debate is whether California Gov. Gavin Newsom is helping President Joe Biden or hurting him. Or maybe he’s having no impact on the president. Maybe Newsom is just helping himself. Or not. Sure, Newsom is locked in as a dedicated
Days after making history as the first House speaker to be booted from the job, Rep. Kevin McCarthy said he mischievously told fellow Republicans, “I am a free agent now, aren’t I?” If so, he’s squandered it so far, with alleged kidney punches and vague electoral threats aimed at his House enemies.