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Global Warming Behind Australia’s ‘Angry Summer’: Study

Global Warming Behind Australia’s ‘Angry Summer’: Study

The research, to be published in a forthcoming issue of the journal Geophysical Research Letters, shows that global warming has increased the chances of Australians experiencing extremely hot summers, such as the summer of 2013, by more than five times.… Read More

Heat Wave May Threaten World’s Hottest Temp. Record

Heat Wave May Threaten World’s Hottest Temp. Record

A brutal and potentially historic heat wave is in store for parts of the West, as another “stuck” weather pattern once again establishes itself across the U.S. and Canada. By early next week, the jet stream — a fast-moving river of air at airliner altitudes that is responsible for steering weather systems — will form the shape of a massive, slither… Read More

White House Rolls Out Sweeping Climate Measures

White House Rolls Out Sweeping Climate Measures

In a landmark day for U.S. climate science and policy, the Obama administration is set to announce a broad range of policies aimed at global warming, including for the first time directing the EPA to limit emissions of manmade greenhouse gases from both existing and proposed coal-fired power plants. … Read More

Interactive Wildfires Map Tracks the Blazes in West

Interactive Wildfires Map Tracks the Blazes in West

Aided by strong winds, the wildfire south of Denver has now become the most destructive fire in Colorado's history. It's burning through thousands of acres of land, and firefighters are struggling to contain the blaze. You can monitor the wildfire with Climate Central’s interactive wildfires map. The flame icons represent wildfires currently … Read More

Swiss Solar Boat Gets New Life to Study Climate Change

Swiss Solar Boat Gets New Life to Study Climate Change

The solar-powered boat docked in Battery Park City in New York could easily have been packed off to a museum as a relic. The MS Türanor SolarPlanet saw its glory days last year, when the catamaran went around the world powered only by the sun and energy stored in the huge battery packs in each pontoon. Now the 102-foot craft has embarked on a new … Read More

California’s Snow Loss to Hit Winter Sports, Water Supply

California’s Snow Loss to Hit Winter Sports, Water Supply

By mid-century, the snow-capped mountains of Southern California will be a lot less snowy, according to a new study from the University of California Los Angeles. The mountains beyond Pasadena, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Venice Beach and other iconic addresses will have 30 to 40 percent less snow on top and none at all at lower elevations. And by 2… Read More

From Rivers to Airports to Ice, Water Takes Center Stage

From Rivers to Airports to Ice, Water Takes Center Stage

From ice to rivers to flooding, water dominates the stage in a slideshow of the week's top climate news. … Read More

As Calgary Floods, Scientists Warn of Rising Risks

As Calgary Floods, Scientists Warn of Rising Risks

While the triggers for each of these flooding events have been unique and complex, involving everything from the location and operation of dams and other water management infrastructure to weather patterns that seemed to get stuck in place, new scientific research shows that, during the course of the next several decades, global warming is likely t… Read More