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Old Weather is Shedding New Light on Climate

Old Weather is Shedding New Light on Climate

“With this project, we’re helping answer the question "what was happening with the weather at that exact time" and now we can do that going all the way back to 1871, says climate scientist Gilbert Compo from CIRES.… Read More

Deadly Floods in Pakistan Were “Predictable,” Study Says

Deadly Floods in Pakistan Were “Predictable,” Study Says

Webster and colleagues utilized 15-day computer model projections from the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, known as the ECMWF model, in order to determine the predictability of rainfall in Pakistan.… Read More

Can We Trust Climate Models? Increasingly, The Answer is ‘Yes’

Can We Trust Climate Models? Increasingly, The Answer is ‘Yes’

It’s important to realize that climate represents what modelers call a boundary condition. Blizzards in the Sahara are outside the boundaries of our current climate, and so are stands of palm trees in Greenland next year.… Read More

Ethical Dilemma Profoundly Sways Economics of Climate Change

Ethical Dilemma Profoundly Sways Economics of Climate Change

Do we worry now about the consequences of our carbon-intensive lifestyle, or do we let our children cope? The answer has a considerable impact when assessing the economic costs of a warmer planet.… Read More

Revised Figures Show Federal Economists Understate the Cost of Climate Impacts

Revised Figures Show Federal Economists Understate the Cost of Climate Impacts

Revised data from a key economic model used by federal agencies shows the costs of climate change impacts could be twice as high as estimated.… Read More

Arctic Ice Melt Adding More Heat to the Atmosphere Than Previously Thought

Arctic Ice Melt Adding More Heat to the Atmosphere Than Previously Thought

“Basically, we have an estimate that the solar cooling effect coming from the Northern Hemisphere cryosphere has decreased significantly over the past 30 years, says climatologist Mark Flanner… Read More

The Great Water Heist

The Great Water Heist

The research shows that the past 150 years have been five times dustier than the average for the last five millennia.… Read More

Running Toward Empty?: Part Two

Running Toward Empty?: Part Two

During the past few decades of rapid growth in water use, “the hydrological cycle in the region began to change, write Tim Barnett and David Pierce of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.… Read More