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Climate Models

35-Year 'Megadrought' May Threaten Southwest Within Century, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green

Thanks to the expected effects of climate change, there's at least an 80 percent chance of a decade-long drought occurring in the Southwest over the n...

So, How Much Will Antarctica Melt?

Climate Central | John Upton | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. One of the biggest question marks surrounding the fate of the planet’s coastlines is dangling ...

Kate Sheppard

House Republicans Protect America From Efficient Light Bulbs, Low-Flow Toilets

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican-led House of Representatives passed the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act on Thursday ...

Bubble Discovery May Boost Prosthetic Limb Research

| Posted 05.12.2013 | Science

by Lizzie Wade on 9 May 2013, 2:00 PM Another day, another groundbreaking physics experiment about bubbles. Although scientists have long unde...

What Does a Record Arctic Thaw Mean?

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

If greenhouse gases continue to rise, all models predict that the planet is headed to a future with an Arctic that is ice-free in the summer. The predictions of when this will occur vary by model, from as soon as a decade or two from now to closer to the end of the century.

What Does a Record Arctic Thaw Mean?

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

It's now official: The 2012 Arctic summer sea ice melt blows past the previous record low. According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, "Arctic...

Climate Change: The Human Factor Factored In

Bill Chameides | Posted 09.24.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

We live in the natural world and in some respects are at the mercy of the weather and therefore the climate. And so the climate-human system can have some pretty serious "self-corrections" built into it.

Lynne Peeples

Are Weathercasters Misguiding Their Viewers On Climate Change?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.30.2012 | Green

If you are like most Americans, the weather forecast on tonight's evening news may be your only exposure to science all day. And there's a good chance...

Climate Change, White Roofs, and Common Sense

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.01.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Of all the geoengineering ideas, the one often cited as the simplest, most obvious one, the one we should get started on right away is painting roofs white -- after all how can that not help? How indeed.

The Record Summer of 2011: You Haven't Seen Anything Yet

David Kroodsma | Posted 11.21.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

2011-09-21-Screenshot20110921at5.28.21PM.jpg Summers of the future are likely to make this year look mild by comparison.

The More We Know, the Worse it Gets

Rebecca Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Anderson

This past week, two studies were published that point a finger at human-caused climate change as being the cause of bigger storms and flooding seen over the last few decades.

Climate Modelers on the Lam

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Clay Farris Naff

What the geologists are finding in Sicily may well bring greater realism to polar climate modeling. But will they make a model more to the liking of climate change deniers? Not freakin' likely.

MIT Doubles Warming Warning: Or, Why George Will Should Read Washingtonpost.com

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

We have serious confirmation of how bad our situation can get. And, it was well reported by a part of the Washington Post. A part, we can suspect, that George F. Will and the opinion page editors don't bother to read.

Climate Change Models Predicted Devastating Australian Wildfires

New Scientist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

AUSTRALIA may have just had a horrifying preview of what climate change has in store for its people. Even early warning couldn't stop last weekend's b...