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Climate change and geohazards

Long-term monitoring is required to determine whether climate change is having an impact on shallow geohazard frequency and magnitude; however, these records rarely exist. An innovative approach, using tree damage as evidence, suggests climate change has shifted the seasonality of alpine rockfalls as well as increasing their frequency and volume.

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Fig. 1: BGS UK rainfall and landslides.

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Harrison, A., Dashwood, C. Climate change and geohazards. Nat. Clim. Chang. 14, 553–554 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-024-02026-x

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