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Extreme Heat

No Hiatus in High Extremes in Temperature

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.07.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

First of all the hiatus we are currently experiencing has happened previously. Each time, the upward climb in global temperatures has paused for a period of years and then resumed its ascent.

Heat: A Bridge to Climate Consensus?

David Burwell | Posted 11.11.2012 | Green
David Burwell

Extreme heat provides an opportunity that allows climate believers, agnostics, and deniers to work together to address a common threat to our society.

Fascinated by Olympic Record-breaking? What About Record-breaking Climate Change?

A. Siegel | Posted 10.09.2012 | Green
A. Siegel

It is well past time to move our attention off the sports pages and to treat climate statistics with the same seriousness and passion as sports records.

The Hunger Wars in Our Future

Michael T. Klare | Posted 10.07.2012 | Green
Michael T. Klare

The Great Drought of 2012 has yet to come to an end, but we already know that its consequences will be severe. With more than one-half of America's counties designated as drought disaster areas, the 2012 harvest of corn and other food staples is guaranteed to fall far short of predictions.

This Is What Global Warming Looks Like (2012 Edition)

Dan Lashof | Posted 10.06.2012 | Green
Dan Lashof

Make no mistake, carbon pollution is the main reason our planet is getting hotter. It's time to listen to what the earth is telling us loud and clear.

GDP Cannot Capture the Economics of Climate Change

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 07.27.2012 | Green
J. Mijin Cha

The newest GDP release shows an increase of 1.5 percent in the second quarter of 2012, down from a 1.9 percent growth in the first quarter and three percent growth in 2011. But, as Dēmos continually asks in our Beyond GDP work: What exactly is GDP measuring?

A Ray of Hope Amidst the Terrifying New Math

Sarah Davidson | Posted 09.24.2012 | Green
Sarah Davidson

As a nation, and more importantly as the next generation, we'll only rise to action if there is something left to hope for.

Drought Grips Nation and Shows What Climate Change Does to Our Communities

Frances Beinecke | Posted 09.22.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The summer from hell continues to bring wave after wave of extreme weather events, and each one provides yet another example of what climate change is doing to our families and businesses.

One Swallow Does Make a Summer: Extreme Weather Events Are Linked to Climate Change

Sunita Narain | Posted 09.15.2012 | Green
Sunita Narain

One swallow does not make a summer. But when unusual, extreme weather events begin to happen with increased intensity and frequency, they should make us ponder.

George Will's Pathetic Climate Change Response

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 07.08.2012 | Media

George Will discussed the latest heat waves plaguing the nation on ABC's 'This Week'. His explanation for the extreme weather? "Summer." "How do we...

Heat Builds, Blast Saps Power In Morgan City, Louisiana

AP | JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 08.28.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With temperatures in the 90s on Wednesday, tourist carriages left the French Quarter empty after just one round — it was too ho...

It's SO HOT Outside...

Posted 09.21.2011 | Comedy

In case you haven't heard, it is hot. Really hot. Really, really hot. Seriously, if Congress' AC went out, we'd have a vote to raise the debt ceili...

One Runner Dead, 250 Hospitalized, After Extreme Heat Halts Chicago Marathon

AP via CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Organizers shut down the course four hours after the start of Sunday's Chicago Marathon because of 88-degree heat and sweltering humidity that left on...