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Last Month Was The Hottest May In Recorded History

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green

The same day the Pope released his highly anticipated encyclical on climate change, U.S. authorities announced that last month was the hottest May eve...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the Oscar race heated up, with Birdman and Grand Budapest Hotel leading the way with nine nominations each. In much more serious news, the planet itself continues to heat up, with NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announcing that 2014 was the hottest year in the 135 years since record-keeping began. What's more, the next 10 hottest years have all been since 1998. "The record 2014 temperatures underscore the undeniable fact that we are witnessing, before our eyes, the effects of human-caused climate change," said climate scientist Michael Mann. Of course, we've seen this movie before -- with alarming warnings about our steadily warming world repeatedly met with inaction. It's like "Groundhog Day," only without the laughs. Unless we rewrite the script, and push our leaders to adopt the long-term thinking that this challenge requires, we'll soon be facing a [SPOILER ALERT] very unhappy ending.

Last Month Was The Hottest May In Recorded History

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.23.2014 | Green

This past May was a scorcher. According to a new report, it was the hottest May in recorded history. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administr...

Here's Where It Got Colder Than Antarctica

Jan Diehm | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

The polar vortex plunged much of the Midwest into Antarctica-like temperatures on Monday. Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis all experienced high temper...

Wild Mix Of Weather Sweeps Across U.S.

AP | HOLLY RAMER | Posted 12.23.2013 | Green

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — After the first full day of winter brought everything from balmy temperatures along the Mid-Atlantic to snow in the Midwest and...


AP | Posted 12.22.2013 | Green

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City, Philadelphia and Atlantic City, N.J., have broken temperature records during a brief December heat wave. The Nationa...

Haiti's Second Goudougoudou: The Global Food Crisis

Mark Schuller | Posted 12.02.2012 | World
Mark Schuller

Drawing parallels between rising food costs and the earthquake in Haiti redefines the word "disaster" specifically reminds us of its human causes -- and it is a clarion call for action, a warning of an impending humanitarian crisis.

Dramatic Photos of Glacier National Park Then and Now Show Climate Change Congress Denies

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 10.03.2012 | Green
Shawn Lawrence Otto

When the Glacier National Park was established in 1910, it had 150 glaciers. This stunning collection drew tourists from all over America. Today there are just 25, and they are shrunken remnants of their former selves.

Missing in Action

Edward Flattau | Posted 09.12.2012 | Green
Edward Flattau

Mr. Will not withstanding, climate change easily has as much relevance to our daily lives as taxes, jobs, and health care (and is directly connected to them).

March Temperatures: Record Warmth U.S., But Coolest Globally Since 1999

Paul Yeager | Posted 06.19.2012 | Green
Paul Yeager

The warmth across the United States was widespread and intense, especially across the eastern two-thirds of the nation. Many states recorded their warmest March in the 118 years of such records, and it was the warmest March on record for the contiguous United States.

Mankind Reportedly Kept Temperatures At Record Levels

Reuters | Posted 05.23.2012 | Green

* Warming may have "irreversible impact" * U.S. tornado season one of the worst on record * Arctic sea ice volume at rec...

Summer of 2011 Rewrites Record Books

David Kroodsma | Posted 11.08.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma


Is This Heat the 'New Normal'? A Look at Philadelphia (VIDEO)

David Kroodsma | Posted 10.04.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

Every 10 years NOAA scientists calculate average temperatures and precipitation from thousands of U.S. locations. These "new normals" indicate how a changing climate may affect everything from energy bills to crops to insurance premiums.

Hot Nights: July Shatters Temperature Records

David Kroodsma | Posted 10.03.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

2011-08-03-Screenshot20110803at4.34.07PM.jpg What made this month unusual wasn't only the hot days, but rather the hot nights.

Heat Wave Kills At Least 22 People

Reuters | Karin Matz | Posted 09.19.2011 | Green

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A searing heat wave in the central and southern United States has killed at least 22 people this week, and forecasters Wednesd...

The C-Word

Heidi Cullen | Posted 08.03.2011 | Green
Heidi Cullen

"Is this global warming?" "Is climate change to blame?" "Is the weather getting worse?" These are big -- almost existential -- questions. I suspect they are a polite way of asking, "Is this our fault?"

PHOTOS: Total Scorchers -- 9 Nations That Broke Heat Records This Summer

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

2010 has been dominated by extreme natural phenomena, becoming known as the year of 'global weirding.' Heat waves are just one of the many dramatic f...

17 Nations Beat or Equal All-Time Heat Records This Summer So Far | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

If Russia's current heatwave being the worst in 1000 years and doubling the daily death rate in Moscow wasn't enough, check out this sweaty stat: Acco...

How Hot? Too Hot for Paragraphs!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Horowitz

The kind of hot-and-sticky that you read about in books, The kind that sends you searching for cool crannies and dry nooks, Some temperate location...