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The Global Warming Hot List for 2013

The Global Warming Hot List for 2013

Clutches are in. Red is the new black. A Korean rapper's cantering dance has been trending since August. Any number of lists promise the hot trends of 2013. But where to get hip to what's in vogue with climate change this year?… Read More

Obama ‘Seriously Considering’ Hosting Climate Summit

Obama ‘Seriously Considering’ Hosting Climate Summit

Barack Obama may intervene directly on climate change by hosting a summit at the White House early in his second term, environmental groups say. They say the White House has given encouraging signals to a proposal for Obama to use the broad-based and bipartisan summit to launch a national climate action strategy. "What we talked about with the … Read More

U.S. Sets Record for Days Without a Deadly Tornado

U.S. Sets Record for Days Without a Deadly Tornado

In addition, the U.S. has broken a record for the longest streak of consecutive days without a tornado-related fatality. The last tornado death was recorded on June 24, which means that through Jan. 11, there have been 201 straight days without a tornado death.… Read More

USDA Declares Winter Wheat Belt Drought Disaster Area

USDA Declares Winter Wheat Belt Drought Disaster Area

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) declared 597 counties across 14 states natural disaster areas as a result of the ongoing drought that threatens the winter wheat crop. These are the first drought-related natural disaster declarations of the year, and mark the second year in a row that such measures were necessary due to the d… Read More

NOAA: 2012 Hottest & 2nd-Most Extreme Year On Record

NOAA: 2012 Hottest & 2nd-Most Extreme Year On Record

According to NOAA, 2012 was the warmest and second-most extreme year on record in the lower 48 states.… Read More

Aussie Heatwave Nears 122°F; Severe Fire Threat Declared

Aussie Heatwave Nears 122°F; Severe Fire Threat Declared

Australia is bracing for more potentially dangerous fires, with temperatures on Friday predicted to soar close to 122°F in the center of the continent and up to 115°F in parts of New South Wales. The return of the scorching heat follows two days of relative cool, during which fire crews tackled more than 100 blazes still burning in New South Wales… Read More

Epic Heat, Wildfires Are Scorching Australian Landscape

Epic Heat, Wildfires Are Scorching Australian Landscape

Temperatures were so hot this week that BOM meteorologists had to add two new colors to their weather maps, with deep purple now showing temperatures in excess of 50°C, or 122°F. The scale now extends up to 129 °F, according to the New York Times. … Read More

On ABC, Heidi Cullen Talks Climate & 2012 Extremes

On ABC, Heidi Cullen Talks Climate & 2012 Extremes

Heidi Cullen, Climate Central's chief climatologist, spoke with reporter Dan Harris of ABC News about the finding that 2012 was the warmest year on record in the contiguous U.S. The news segment also focused on the many extreme weather events of 2012, and the role that manmade global warming may have played.… Read More