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Climate Change Extreme Weather

2013's Extreme Weather Events Caused By Climate Change, UN Agency Says

AP | By JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 05.24.2014 | Green

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the U.N. weather agency said Monday that recent extreme weather patterns are "consistent" with human-induced climate chang...

The Tragic Toll of Extreme Weather

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Adrianna Quintero

In the large world beyond our borders, the impacts of climate change are being felt. In most cases, these impacts are being felt with even greater strength and causing even greater damage and sorrow.

Climate Change Opinions Shift After Long Winter

Posted 06.19.2013 | Green

By Megan Gannon, LiveScience News Editor: After an especially cold winter across much of the United States, the American public was slightly less c...

The Climate Post: Studies Link Warming to Increased Weather Extremes

Tim Profeta | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green
Tim Profeta

A new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) finds global temperatures to be one of the best predictors of hurricane activity.

The Extreme Weather Threat That's All Around Us

Rocky Kistner | Posted 03.17.2013 | Green
Rocky Kistner

The climate is changing, it's getting warmer and dryer in some areas and wetter and more flood-prone in others. Extreme weather is the winner in this game of fossil fuel addition, and we are all losers if we don't change our dirty-energy habits.


AP | BY SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 12.21.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- As 2012 began, winter in the U.S. went AWOL. Spring and summer arrived early with wildfires, blistering heat and drought. And fall hit t...

Almost Three-Quarters Of Americans Believe Extreme Weather Is Tied To Climate Change

Posted 10.09.2012 | Green

By Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor: The majority of Americans think global warming is not only affecting weather but is also worsening e...

We Must Win the Real World Hunger Games

Michael Zacka | Posted 10.30.2012 | Business
Michael Zacka

Everyone who engages in the business of growing, storing, packaging and selling food is being called on to creatively adapt to the tremendous food security challenges that are staring us in the face. That means we must all hunker down, collaborate and innovate to win the real world hunger games.

Extreme Weather's Link To Climate Change Becoming Clearer

Reuters | Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle | Posted 09.26.2012 | Green

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Scientists are finding evidence that man-made climate change has raised the...

Is This the New Normal?

Daniel T. Blumstein | Posted 09.12.2012 | Green
Daniel T. Blumstein

It isn't the incremental changes in temperature associated with global warming that will necessarily have the biggest immediate effects; rather, it's that statistical inevitability -- the even bigger extreme events -- that will cause massive die-offs.

Climate Change Could Be Factor In Record-Breaking Weather

AP | RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 06.07.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A spring snowfall has broken the nearly 60-year-old seasonal snow record of Alaska's largest city. Inundated...

We're Gonna Need A Bigger Umbrella: Extreme Weather Worsening

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 01.01.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- For a world already weary of weather catastrophes, the latest warning from top climate scientists paints a grim future: More floods, mor...

An Open Letter to Secretary Clinton: KO Keystone XL

David Yarnold | Posted 12.11.2011 | Green
David Yarnold

These murky relationships and end-runs around science were hallmarks of previous administrations that disdained science. Has the Obama administration signed on as well?

Climate Change and Extreme Weather: We're Asking the Wrong Question

Kelly Rigg | Posted 11.05.2011 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Just as we would never ask whether a single individual smoker's story constitutes proof or disproof of the theory that smoking causes cancer, we should not look at extreme weather events in isolation.

UN Climate Panel To Examine Extreme Weather Events

AP | Posted 08.29.2011 | Green

UNITED NATIONS -- The chairman of a top U.N. climate panel says it will release a new report in November examining the link between climate change and...

Monster Floods And Killing Droughts Are 'New Normal' In U.S. Weather

Posted 07.19.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (By Deborah Zabarenko) - Heavy rains, deep snowfalls, monster floods and killing droughts are signs of a "new normal" of extreme U.S. weat...