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Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Devastating deluges, record floods and deadly heat waves have raised the question of whether there’s a connection between these events and global warming.The bottom line answer is: yes.… Read More

Wildfires 2011

Wildfires 2011

Spring brings the beginning of the wildfire season.

The climate has a significant influence on America's wildfires. Wet conditions in the winter promote plant growth that can fuel a fire, and an earlier spring and hotter summer nurture a longer wildfire season.… Read More

Commemorating Chernobyl, Reassessing Nuclear Energy

Commemorating Chernobyl, Reassessing Nuclear Energy

It’s a perfect storm of nuclear anxiety: the ongoing nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan; the 32nd anniversary of Three Mile Island, in the U.S; and the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl...… Read More

Western Water

Western Water

With drought, increasing water consumption, and climate change, the sustainability of the Colorado River Basin is in doubt. In this three-part special series, Tom Yulsman and Brendon Bosworth examine the future of water in the Southwest. … Read More

Real Dollars: The Cost of Climate Change

Real Dollars: The Cost of Climate Change

What's the real-dollar cost of climate change? How do we calculate the cost of C02, and who should pay? In this three-part series, Climate Central's Nicole Heller and Daily Climate's Douglas Fischer delve into climate change and money.… Read More

Hurricane Season 2010

Hurricane Season 2010

2010 is predicted have an "active to extremely active" hurricane season. Bookmark Climate Central's Hurricane feature for background information and to keep up-to-date on the climate-related implications. … Read More

Record-Breaking Heat

Record-Breaking Heat

Climate change is leading to more frequent and intense heat waves.… Read More

Gulf Oil Spill Resources

The oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico is continuing to spread. Climate Central provides a list of links to key sites, data visualizations, and interactive maps to help you understand the environmental impact. … Read More