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The Unfolding Crisis in Kiribati and the Urgency of Response

Aaron Packard | Posted 05.12.2015 | Green
Aaron Packard

At the end of February the scenes in the South Pacific atoll island nation of Kiribati were dramatic and frightening. Waves crashed across the lagoon side of South Tarawa, the capital of Kiribati, swamping everything in their path.

Global Warming Speed Bump? The Answer May Be Blowing in the Wind!

Michael E. Mann | Posted 04.11.2014 | Green
Michael E. Mann

The fact that global surface temperatures have not increased as much over the past decade as many climate models predict they should have, doesn't necessarily contradict the model predictions at all.

Government Forecasters Offer El Nino Predictions

Reuters | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green

NEW YORK, Aug 8 (Reuters) - The U.S. government weather forecaster said on Thursday that neutral conditions could continue into spring 2014 in the N...

La Nina vs. El Nino: Who Will Own The Summer?

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2013 | Green

NEW YORK, June 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. government weather forecaster on Thursday predicted that extreme conditions are unlikely through the Northern ...

On Science, Politics and Climate Change

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.23.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

One reason you don't want to have politicians mucking around in the nuts and bolts of science is that they often have a shaky grasp of the science at best.

El Nino, La Nina and Global Warming

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Is there a connection? And if so, how does it work? Does a warming world lead to more El Ninos? More La Ninas? Or more intense El Ninos and La Ninas?

Climate Recap of 2012

Rebecca Anderson | Posted 04.06.2013 | Green
Rebecca Anderson

Adios to 2012 and hello to lucky number 13. Where did climate take us in 2012 and what can we expect for the next 12 -- scratch that, 11 -- months?

El Nino Could Last Until Winter

Reuters | Posted 10.10.2012 | Green

* Japan says El Nino emerging, to last until winter * FAO says high costs could bring new food crisis * Bad weather "cou...

Is La Niña Responsible For The Country-Wide Drought?

Posted 07.21.2012 | Green

By Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: Driven by a combination of natural climate variability, manmade global warming, and plain old bad luck, droug...

How Worried Should We Be About Climate Change?

David Vognar | Posted 07.29.2012 | Green
David Vognar

Simply put: Is climate change something to be worried about enough to take bold action against or something to merely keep an eye on?

World Not Quite As Hot In 2011

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 03.20.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON — The world last year wasn't quite as warm as it has been for most of the past decade, government scientists said Thursday, but it co...

Why Is This Winter So Warm?

| Posted 01.13.2012 | Green

By Mark Fischetti (Click here for original article.) A little snow and rain are falling in a few states today, but the 2011-12 winter has been ext...

Skia Areas Making Due With Less Snow

Posted 12.27.2011 | Denver

Denverites may have reveled in the city's 10+ inches of snow last week as a white Christmas, but Colorado ski resorts are feeling left out in the cold...

Forecasters Lay Out Predictions For 2012 Weather

AP | Posted 12.15.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Federal weather forecasters are predicting that the first three months of the new year will start off warmer than normal in the East, bu...

Global Warming: What Happens When You Factor Out the Other Factors

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

2011-12-14-Screenshot20111214at6.04.10PM.jpg Has the warming trend slowed in the 2000s? Yes and no.

2011: Warmest "La Nina" Year on Record Globally

Paul Yeager | Posted 01.31.2012 | Green
Paul Yeager

The La Niña, combined with another weather phenomenon, the North Atlantic Oscillation, resulted in bouts of extreme cold in the U.S. last winter, and there are signs that very cold air will move southward into the U.S. during the next couple of weeks.

U.N. Says La Nina Is Back, Could Prolong Africa Drought

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Green

GENEVA -- The Pacific weather phenomenon known as La Nina emerged in August and will likely operate into early next year, prolonging the drought in th...

Snow News Is Good News For First Ski Area Open

Posted 12.07.2011 | Denver

Arapahoe Basin may have won the contest for being open the longest last season (July 4th was closing day), but there has to be some credit in opening ...

La Niña Is Back: Another Wild Winter on the Way?

Paul Yeager | Posted 11.12.2011 | Green
Paul Yeager

La Niña is officially back, according to NOAA, and since La Niña contributed to a very wild 2010-2011 winter across the U.S. and Europe, a natural question is whether the same thing will happen this winter.

Phenomenon That May Have Boosted Tornadoes Has Ended

AP | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The La Nina phenomenon that may have helped boost last year's hurricane season and this spring's tornadoes has ended. The Climate Predi...

The 'Inevitable' Year of Very Deadly Tornadoes

Daniel Hernandez | Posted 07.26.2011 | Green
Daniel Hernandez

God forbid, but should another violent twister ravage another American city the way Joplin, Missouri was hit last Sunday, we will remember this as the...

Wild Weather Unleashed as Arctic Thaws

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Let's take a much closer look at what's going on in the Arctic, because it's thawing at an alarming rate.

SoCal's Rainy Winter Surprises Meteorologists

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Since late December, Southern California has been hit by severe rainstorms, with some areas receiving nearly a normal year's worth of precipitation in...

Moderate Fuel Prices Should Keep Heating Bills in Check

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

Huge, home-heating bills in first-quarter 2010 are an unhappy memory. But southeast Louisiana residents may not have to dig as deeply into pockets in early 2011 to stay warm, experts say.

Global Warming, Drought and the Grim Reaper

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Welcome to a drier world. And it's not just the southern half of the U.S. that's feeling the bite.