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Globe’s Unbroken Warm Streak Approaches 29 Years

Globe’s Unbroken Warm Streak Approaches 29 Years

The last time the globe had a cooler than average month was February 1985, and the last cooler than average October occurred in 1976, shortly before Jimmy Carter beat Gerald Ford in that year's presidential election. The streak of hot October's extends back in even further, with the last below normal one coming in 1976.… Read More

Insurance Shortfall Hits Poorest and Most Vulnerable

Insurance Shortfall Hits Poorest and Most Vulnerable

The Philippines is located at the center of one of the world’s most severe storm regions. Scientists say that climate change is increasing the frequency and ferocity of such events. Yet despite the growing risk to their homes and livelihoods, most of the 96 million Filipinos have no insurance cover. According to insurance brokers in the Philippine… Read More

Six Degrees: Fashion Models, Military Aid & Mirrors

Six Degrees: Fashion Models, Military Aid & Mirrors

Six stories capture the diverse climate news this week from scientist-turned-models to the military.… Read More

Panel Warns of ‘Catastrophic’ Gap in Weather Satellite Data

Panel Warns of ‘Catastrophic’ Gap in Weather Satellite Data

NOAA and international forecasting agencies have warned that such a data gap could significantly erode the agency’s ability to provide advanced notice of significant weather events. The review team found an “unacceptably high probability of a gap in JPSS data,” said Thomas Young, the chairman of the review team and president of the Martin Marietta… Read More

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

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

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