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Uncertainty a Big Hurdle in Colorado Climate Planning

Uncertainty a Big Hurdle in Colorado Climate Planning

Progress in Colorado's climate change adaptation planning is hampered by uncertainty in how climate change will affect the state even as the its recent disasters serve as a reminder of how vulnerable Colorado is to climate change.… Read More

Climate Change: The Winter Olympics’ Great Thaw

Climate Change: The Winter Olympics’ Great Thaw

The Olympic Torch and Norwegian men’s curling outfits aren’t the only thing heating up the Winter Olympics. A new report warns that climate change could leave only 6 of the 19 previous host cities in a position to host the games again by the 2080s. Researchers looked at temperatures and snowpack in 19 previous host cities for February, when the Ga… Read More

2013 is 4th Hottest (or 7th); Either Way, it’s Toasty

2013 is 4th Hottest (or 7th); Either Way, it’s Toasty

The last year with an annual average temperature below the 20th century average was 1976, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Including 2013, all 13 years of the 21st century have ranked among the 15-warmest in the 134-year period of record, with the top 3 being 2010, 2005, and 1998. Even considering the margin … Read More

Study Sheds Light on Effects of Clouds on Warming

Study Sheds Light on Effects of Clouds on Warming

Australian and French scientists believe they have cracked one of the great puzzles of climate change and arrived at a more accurate prediction of future temperatures. The news is not good, according to Steven Sherwood of Australia’s Centre for Excellence for Climate System Science at the University of New South Wales. If carbon emissions are not … Read More

California Drought Expands, Fueling Heat and Fire

California Drought Expands, Fueling Heat and Fire

California is coming off it’s driest year on record, and the drought looks to be getting worse according to numbers released on Thursday. Amid the rising drought woes, a wildfire has exploded outside of Los Angeles while record temperatures have spread across a large portion of the state. A new update to the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that severe … Read More

Climate Change Threatens East Africa’s Food Security

Climate Change Threatens East Africa’s Food Security

The report, East African Agriculture and Climate Change, published by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), looks at threats to food supplies in 11 countries in East and Central Africa – Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Agricu… Read More

Six Degrees: Deep Freezes, a New Climate Series & More

Six Degrees: Deep Freezes, a New Climate Series & More

A visual tour of the week's top climate news from around the world… Read More

Australia’s 2014 Heat Wave Picks Up Where 2013 Left Off

Australia’s 2014 Heat Wave Picks Up Where 2013 Left Off

The U.S. is recovering from a deep freeze, but Australia has been sweating through a major heat wave to start the year. Heat records fell across a large part of the country in the first week of the New Year. The warm weather is currently centered over sparsely populated Western Australia, but it could hit major population centers by late next week.… Read More