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2013 On Track to be Seventh Warmest Year Since 1850

2013 On Track to be Seventh Warmest Year Since 1850

The WMO report, which was released in Warsaw, Poland, where diplomats are meeting to forge a path forward toward a new global climate treaty in 2015, found that temperatures in 2013 are about the same as the average annual temperature during 2001-2010, which was the warmest decade on record.… Read More

Haiyan Foretells Challenges for Military in Warming World

Haiyan Foretells Challenges for Military in Warming World

U.S. military aid for the Philippines after Haiyan foretells a future with more climate-related disasters.… Read More

Inland States Most Likely to Ignore Climate Hazards: Study

Inland States Most Likely to Ignore Climate Hazards: Study

Inland states and some along the Southeast coast are doing less than most other states to prepare for natural disasters influenced by human-caused climate change, a Columbia Law School report released Monday says.… Read More

Typhoon Haiyan’s Deadly Surge Noted in Warsaw Talks

Typhoon Haiyan’s Deadly Surge Noted in Warsaw Talks

While Haiyan’s winds garnered most of the headlines in the runup to the storm and the immediate post-event coverage, news reports from the hardest-hit areas now indicate that it was likely the massive storm surge that caused the most damage and greatest loss of life, particularly in Tacloban City, which had a pre-storm population of 220,000.… Read More

Coal Industry Joins Long Line in Bid to Shape EPA Rules

Coal Industry Joins Long Line in Bid to Shape EPA Rules

As the coal industry fears federal action on climate change will kill coal in the U.S., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is moving ahead with plans to limit carbon emissions from existing power plants. With the future of some of those plants — primarily coal-fired power plants — in question, the coal industry is fighting the regulations bef… Read More

Scientists Warn of Polar Bear Attacks in Warming Arctic

Scientists Warn of Polar Bear Attacks in Warming Arctic

A polar bear attack in Canada that left two people injured has brought new warnings from scientists of a dangerous rise in human-bear encounters in a warming Arctic. The friends had just walked out of the door in the pre-dawn hours after a party when the young polar bear crept up behind them, unheard and unseen. By the time, the bear was driven off… Read More

Six Degrees: CO2, Earthquakes and a Super Typhoon

Six Degrees: CO2, Earthquakes and a Super Typhoon

We explore record high gas emissions, earthquakes, Super Tyhpoon damage and more. … Read More

Cosmic Rays Contribute Little to Climate Change

Cosmic Rays Contribute Little to Climate Change

Changes in solar activity, sunspots and cosmic rays, and their effects on clouds, have contributed no more than 10 percent to global warming, according to two British scientists. The findings, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, revisit the basic science that it is increasing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that are … Read More