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The New Norm: Hotter Than Hades

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 09.17.2014 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

Perhaps the threat of our children not having a suitable planet to inhabit, deadly storms related to sea level rise, or enough water to drink might be the impetus to change?

For Most Of Us, A Warmer World Has Become The New 'Normal'

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2014 | Green

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Global warming has been going on for so long that most people were...

The World Just Had Its Hottest June On Record

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May. The Nati...

States of Denial: We Don't Need No Climate Education

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Our story of the cozy partnership between political leaders and the fossil fuel industry now moves to Wyoming, where the state has moved to block the efforts by 26 states to modernize the science curriculum taught in our nation's schools.

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.

Doing Still More Dumb Stuff

Steve Mason | Posted 04.05.2014 | Entertainment
Steve Mason

Just yesterday, I was at the bank trying to deposit a few checks. I say, "trying" because one of them was made out to both my wife and me and I was th...

More on That Polar Vortex Thing

Bill Chameides | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

The weather this past week wasn't just about cold temperatures; it was about cold temperatures in one place and warm ones in another.

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...

Why Are States Putting Beet Juice And Cheese Brine On Roadways?

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A splash of beet juice, a dollop of molasses, a squeeze of cheese brine. In the coldest weather, the recipe for safer roads oft...

2013 May Be One Of The Hottest Years On Record

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Alister Doyle and Michael Szabo WARSAW, Nov 13 (Reuters) - This year is the seventh warmest since records began in 1850 with a tren...

Year-Specific Predictions of Climate Change

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

And now for some good news: Despite headlines, we can't be sure when our goose will be cooked.

Science Mag's 'Once and Future Climate Change' Coverage

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

"Is the climate changing?" is not the big climate question one of the world's most respected scientific journals is seeking to address. Instead, the question they attempt to address is: What does climate change mean for us, for our ecosystems, for the globe?

Fire in the Rockies - Part 2

Bill Chameides | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Fire is a natural part of a process of destruction and regeneration that keeps a forest diverse and healthy. By suppressing fires in the forest, we weren't putting an end to fires, we were just putting off the inevitable.

Climate Change: More Than a 1,000-Year Window on Regional Temperatures

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.25.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

A paper appeared in Nature Geoscience describing yet another temperature reconstruction. But this one has a unique twist. There are some fascinating insights here about how regions of the globe can at times vary in unison and at other times go off in their own direction.

White Roofs, Green Myth?

Samir Ibrahim | Posted 05.18.2013 | Green
Samir Ibrahim

White reflective roofing certainly has its place, which is primarily in southern climates. But as a green solution in northern states, it's just not that cool.

Worker Slowdown in Global Warming World

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.07.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Clearly folks don't work so well when it gets hot and humid. So bottom line: labor productivity is on a downward spiral.

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 and Ratsnakes

Bill Chameides | Posted 03.19.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

In the kind of sink-or-swim situation that climate change presents for species, we often focus on the losers. Today we look at an unlikely winner.

Science Words: Numbers

Cheryl B. Frech | Posted 10.13.2012 | Science
Cheryl B. Frech

All countries utilize a mixture of historical and metric units, but the United States is especially multicultural in this area. A simple trip to the grocery store might find you purchasing a two-liter container of a soft drink, a gallon of milk and a pound of beef.

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.

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.

Louisiana Forced to Start Adapting to Climate Change

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.11.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Climate change may be controversial but state and local agencies and utility-giant Entergy Corp. are beginning to adapt to new weather trends. Adaptation could be key to the coast's future.

Study Finds Global Warming 'Is Real' While Coverage Suggests the State of Denial Is Too

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.08.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with TheGreenGrok.com. The spin on this one is enough to make your head spin. On October 20 a group of scientists announced big news: The ...

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.

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.