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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

Greenhouse Gases Have Soared to Record Levels: WMO

Greenhouse Gases Have Soared to Record Levels: WMO

The WMO report found that between 1990 and 2012 there was a 32 percent increase in the warming effect on the climate, known as radiative forcing. By far the biggest contributor to this trend was a steep rise in atmospheric concentrations of CO2, which came mainly from burning fossil fuels and land use change, the report said.… Read More

Geoengineering Could Reduce Critical Global Rainfall

Geoengineering Could Reduce Critical Global Rainfall

Climate researcher John Fasullo, one of the authors of the study, said geoengineering options present a “Pick your poison” dilemma. “Climate change is one ill, but geoengineering contains its own downsides as well.” The study focuses on one geoengineering proposal that has gained traction among geoengineering proponents and some policymakers looki… Read More

What Happens When the World Dries Out

What Happens When the World Dries Out

A warmer, drier world will be bad news for those people who already live on the edge. Higher temperatures will do more than evaporate the soil moisture: they will alter the natural soil chemistry as well. Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo of the Universidad Pablo de Olavide, in Seville, Spain, and fellow scientists report in Nature that they looked at soil… 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