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The U.S. Has Gotten A Lot Hotter Since The First Earth Day

Climate Central | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. It’s been 44 years since the first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, and since that time, aver...

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 Change: The Case for Heat

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.07.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Could the heat coming from your refrigerator be contributing to global warming? Anyone who has given a public lecture on climate change has almost ce...

Climate Change Challenges New England Fishermen

Sea to Table | Posted 03.10.2013 | Green
Sea to Table

For years scientists have been blaming fishermen for depleted cod stocks in the Gulf of Maine, but now evidence points to another culprit -- climate c...

Further Delay Could Make Climate Change Goals Impossible, Study Finds

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer: Delaying global action on climate change by 20 more years will put the goal of keeping the world re...

20-Year-Old Report Successfully Predicted Warming, Study Shows

Posted 12.10.2012 | Green

By Wynne Parry, LiveScience Contributor: Time has proven that even 22 years ago climate scientists understood the dynamics behind global warming we...

CO2 Emissions for 2011

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Sobering numbers from the International Energy Agency. IEA's estimates for global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2011 are in. Draw your own conclusions.

U.S. Warmth Continues, but Globally Coolest Land Temperatures Since 1994

Paul Yeager | Posted 05.17.2012 | Green
Paul Yeager

In other words, just as cold winter in the U.S. during the previous two years did not mean that it was cold globally, a warm U.S. winter this year didn't mean that it was warm globally.

The Clouds Are Falling, the Clouds Are Falling

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.01.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Does a new study lend support to Richard Lindzen's "iris effect" hypothesis?

January: 19th Warmest Globally and "Coolest" in Four Years

Paul Yeager | Posted 04.18.2012 | Green
Paul Yeager

Last month was the fourth warmest January on record for the contiguous United States and the 19th warmest January on record globally. This 19th warmest ranking also means that January was the "coolest" month in the past four years.

Mild Winter in U.S., but Devastating Winter in Eastern Europe

Paul Yeager | Posted 04.15.2012 | Green
Paul Yeager

While the United States has had a relatively mild winter to date, the winter has been exceptionally harsh in much of Europe, especially Eastern Europe in recent weeks. What does all of this say about global temperatures?

Wall Street Journal's Portrait of the Young Climate Scientist

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.01.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

I guarantee that most scientists, myself included, would love to make their reputation by refuting the whole notion of global warming. We have tried and have concluded that we can't.

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.

18th Warmest October or 15th Coolest?

Paul Yeager | Posted 01.15.2012 | Green
Paul Yeager

The big weather story of October was a cold event. A major and, in some cases, record-breaking snow storm resulted in the 14th billion-dollar-plus weather event of the year.

A Changing Climate About Climate Change in D.C.?

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.15.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for a Congressional resolution marking the end of climate skepticism -- or the beginning of major climate legislation -- any time soon.

Energy Agency's 'Golden Age' for Gas

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.04.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

A special report from the International Energy Agency released in advance of the World Energy Outlook 2011 examines how ramping up natural gas would impact energy and climate up to 2035.

Global Warming: Fox News Separates Fact From Fiction

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.11.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Fox News called the three-and-a-half-minute segment "Climate Change Myths: Separating Fact From Fiction" -- an apt name because as far as the science is concerned, there's very little that could be characterized as fact, and a whole lot that could pass for fiction.

Global Temperatures Continue To Rise

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The government's monthly climate report is beginning to sound like a broken record. The National Climate Data Center reported Monday...

The Graph That Should Be on the Front Page of Every Newspaper: The Unambiguous Warming of the Planet

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's data show clearly that the Earth has been heating up over the past 130 years, and especially over the past 30 years.2010-05-20-climate.jpg

Is It Too Late to Avoid Dangerous Climate Change?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Scientists call it DAI -- "dangerous anthropogenic interference" with the climate system. The United States along with 191 other countries pledged to ...