News Section
Stories from Climate Central's Science Journalists and Content Partners

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

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

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