An “unprecedented” series of massive wildfires have been burning for more than a month in numerous areas across Australia, especially in New South Wales, displacing tens of thousands of people and leaving 25 dead. Despite being an annual occurrence, this season’s fires are being driven by a long-term drought, withread more

The average sea ice extent for the month of October was the lowest on record for that month, averaging only 5.66 million square kilometers (2.19 million square miles), beating the previous record-holder, October 2012, by nearly a quarter-million square kilometers. This was due to abnormally warm conditions across the Arcticread more

Western Europe is in the middle of a record-breaking heat wave, with countries such as France, Germany, Poland, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Spain, and Switzerland suffering through sweltering heat, brought on by an abnormal high-pressure system that has parked itself over the region. Soaring temperatures have prompted heat alerts fromread more