Articles by Bill McGuire
This is the 44th September in a row—and the 429th month in a row—that global temperatures have topped the 20th century average
Bill McGuire / August 26, 2020
A sea level rise of two metres would render the current Thames Flood Barrier obsolete and would require consideration of alternative ways to protect the capital
Bill McGuire / November 19, 2019
Around 10 per cent of the world's population live in coastal zones at risk from rising sea levels. So what can be done?
Bill McGuire / November 2, 2019
Vote for Planet Earth
Trump's threat to nuke a hurricane is ludicrous—but could other outlandish schemes to fight extreme weather actually work?
Bill McGuire / September 12, 2019
Global heating and the resulting climate breakdown are making wild weather the new normal. Rather than resorting to fanciful mega-scale geoengineering, though, the real solutions are far more prosaic
Bill McGuire / August 6, 2019
In 2067, when my son is my age, will he look back at this month as the start of serious action to tackle global heating—or as just another signpost on the road to hothouse hell?
With 2019 set to be a scorcher maybe this will be the year when the dangerous 35°C "wet heat" threshold is finally achieved
Even if a technological fix did prove possible is it something we should really think about doing? We've messed with the climate since the industrial revolution and look where it's got us