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Super Typhoon Haiyan: A Hint of What’s to Come?

Super Typhoon Haiyan: A Hint of What’s to Come?

Haiyan’s strength and the duration of its Category 5 intensity — the storm remained at peak Category 5 intensity for an astounding 48 hours straight — raises the question of whether manmade global warming tipped the odds in favor of such an extreme storm. After all, the global atmosphere does contain more water vapor than it used to, and global air… Read More

Images Show Super Typhoon Haiyan’s Destruction

Images Show Super Typhoon Haiyan’s Destruction

Super Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines on Friday, and left behind widespread power outages, tattered buildings, and displaced people on a number of the islands that make up the country. The provinces of Leyte, Bohol, and Cebu, and Samar were among some of the hardest hit by the storm’s fury. Satellite showed that Haiyan, known in th… Read More

Historic Super Typhoon Haiyan Assaults Philippines

Historic Super Typhoon Haiyan Assaults Philippines

Super Typhoon Haiyan, which is strongest storm on Earth so far this year and one of the strongest storms ever recorded based on maximum windspeed, is about to plow through the Central Philippines, producing a potentially deadly storm surge and dumping heavy rainfall that could cause widespread flooding.… Read More

Super Typhoon Haiyan Beelines for the Philippines

Super Typhoon Haiyan Beelines for the Philippines

The Philippines is in line for a direct hit from the strongest storm on Earth this year. Supertyphoon Haiyan will be the fifth typhoon to hit the country this year, but it’s powerful winds, soaking rains, and a potent storm surge could make it the most dangerous yet. Extremely warm waters in the western tropical Pacific helped fuel Haiyan’s growth… Read More

Storm Science, HFCs, a Warming Arctic and Fracking

Storm Science, HFCs, a Warming Arctic and Fracking

Limits on HFCs, fracking fallout and Alaska and the Arctic experience warmer temps. … Read More

Obama Administration Takes Action on Climate ‘Resilience’

Obama Administration Takes Action on Climate ‘Resilience’

The Executive Order enshrines the climate change buzzword of the post-Hurricane Sandy era, climate “resilience,” into the language of the federal bureaucracy by directing agencies to work with state, local, and tribal leaders to determine how they can make it easier for communities to prepare for climate change-related impacts.… Read More

Alaska Roasts During October, Reigniting Wildfire

Alaska Roasts During October, Reigniting Wildfire

The warm weather led to an even more unusual sight for the fall: smoke from an active wildfire. The Mississippi wildfire, which started in May about 70 miles southeast of Fairbanks, flared up again on Oct. 28, when strong winds were blowing and there were record warm temperatures in the lower 60s.… Read More

The Myriad Impacts of Sandy Along the East Coast

The Myriad Impacts of Sandy Along the East Coast

Sandy hit the Northeast the hardest, but the storm's impacts stretched from North Carolina to the Great Lakes. Roll over the markers above to see the diverse weather the storm brought to the region.… Read More