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Ancient Warming Has Disturbing Implications for Our Future

Ancient Warming Has Disturbing Implications for Our Future

Climate scientists think of ancient climate change in a very different way. They see it as something that might help us understand what might be in store for us in the future. … Read More

The Long, Hot Summer: Longer & Hotter

The Long, Hot Summer: Longer & Hotter

Just as many Californians are puzzling over winter-like weather in June, climate scientists are saying hotter days are ahead for most of the West. Read More

Changing Jellyfish Season Could Alter Chesapeake Bay Food Chain

Changing Jellyfish Season Could Alter Chesapeake Bay Food Chain

The early appearance of jellyfish along Maryland's eastern shoreline is more than just a nuisance for beachgoers. It’s a sign that coastal waters could be warmer than usual and that the early jellyfish blooms could upset the marine ecosystem.… Read More

Old Weather Data Aids Climate Science—One Ship at a Time

By Jennifer Pinkowski At midnight on August 31, 1917, the British Navy ship HMS Bacchante encountered a frightful beast of a storm as it patrolled t… Read More

Were Ancient Humans More Resilient to Climate Change than Modern Society?

Were Ancient Humans More Resilient to Climate Change than Modern Society?

Some archaeologists have forged careers out of using more novel methods to study long-term changes in North America’s climate. In the process, their work has provided new guidance for tackling climate change in our own era. … Read More

Running Drier: The Colorado 50 Years Out

By Gretchen Weber, KQED Climate Watch The Colorado River is a critical source of water for more than 30 million people throughout the western United… Read More

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Heading in the Wrong Direction, New Data Shows

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Heading in the Wrong Direction, New Data Shows

The lack of progress on overall emissions reductions, as well as de-carbonizing the global economy, means that limiting the rise in global average temperature to no more than 3.6° F this century is becoming increasingly difficult.… Read More

Weeds From Hell in a Greenhouse World

Weeds From Hell in a Greenhouse World

Highly invasive yellow starthistle is already causing problems in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, and climate change may make it worse.… Read More