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Dangerous Heat Wave to Grip the US: Top 10 Lessons to Survive Extreme Heat
The US National Weather Service heat index forecast for June 18, 2016 looks scary. It indicates a dangerous situation that everyone who lives in the red areas in the map below should take steps to...
The “Omega Block” – Torrential Rains Linked to Extreme Jet Stream Pattern
As I make calls and send messages to friends who are in the path of torrential rains and dangerous flooding these past days, I know that even if they turn out to be out of harm’s way, many...
El Niño vs. the Arctic: Which Will Dominate This Year’s Winter Weather?
This past week, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2015 annual meeting was abuzz with discussion of El Niño 3.4 and the Arctic Oscillation . No wonder. These indicators are clues to how major...
What Is—and Is Not—Considered Settled with Climate Science?
I was reminded this week, by an exchange of words between Senator Ted Cruz and Sierra Club President Aaron Mair , that at hearings on policy, the discussion can go off on a tangent toward climate...
U.S. Braced for Historic Inland Flooding and Coastal Storm Surge Even As Joaquin Blew Out to Sea
Hurricane Joaquin, while a category 4, unleashed torrential rain over the Bahamas, uprooting trees, disrupting power and ripping rooftops . Joaquin lingered in the tropics, shedding vast amounts of...
Obama, Kerry and Ministers Meet in Alaska: Why the Arctic Matters
President Obama plans to address ministers and experts from 20 nations at the U.S. State Department conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement, and Resilience...
Groundbreaking New Report on Geoengineering Tackles Carbon Dioxide Removal Experiments
The scientific body established by a law signed by President Lincoln released two groundbreaking reports today on geoengineering. The National Research Council of the U.S. National Academy of...
Born after 1976? You’ve Lived Your Entire Life on a Hotter Planet
According to NOAA and NASA, 2014 was the hottest global average surface temperature ever recorded. There have now been 38 consecutive years in a row that global mean surface temperature has been...
How Much Carbon Dioxide Is in the Atmosphere? A Massive Increase in 2013 Sets a Record
The atmospheric CO 2 increase of 2.9 ppm between 2012 and 2013 was the largest year-to-year change over the 1984 to 2013 period of record from the World Meteorological Organization.This is sobering...
New EPA Power Plant Rule Shows How Gina McCarthy Is Like Thomas Jefferson at the Dawn of America
Gina McCarthy, current U.S. EPA Administrator , released historic words this week in a long draft document about national power plant goals. How do they compare to the goals penned by Thomas...