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Watch All of 2015’s Weather in Super High-Def

Watch All of 2015’s Weather in Super High-Def

Another year of wild weather is behind us. But thanks to EUMETSAT, you can now relive it in amazing high-definition video from space. The new visualization uses geostationary satellite data from EUMETSAT, the Japan Meteorological Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to stitch together 365 days of data into one stunning … Read More

Atlantic, Caribbean Storms Strengthen With Warming

Atlantic, Caribbean Storms Strengthen With Warming

Hurricanes in the Atlantic and Caribbean oceans will grow more than twice as powerful and damaging as ocean temperatures rise from global warming, a new study says. Warming seas could produce more rainfall and far more destructive storm surges of water along the ocean shorelines in the next 50 to 100 years, said the study by U.S. scientists… Read More

Climate Image of the Year: Hurricane Patricia

Climate Image of the Year: Hurricane Patricia

It’s been a year marked by hurricane records. The northern hemisphere saw 31 major cyclones, crushing the old record of 23 storms. Yemen got hit by two rare cyclones while the U.S. saw another year pass — that’s 10 years and counting now — without a major hurricane making landfall. That includes Hawaii, which dodged not one or two, but 15 named … Read More

Flurry of Hawaiian Hurricanes Shows Climate Fingerprints

Flurry of Hawaiian Hurricanes Shows Climate Fingerprints

Despite being in the tropics, Hawaii isn’t exactly a hurricane magnet. Yet since 2014, the state has been buzzed by a dozen tropical storms and hurricanes. New findings indicate climate change is behind at least the 2014 uptick in activity and that the island chain should prepare for more storms to come its way. The research, published in the … Read More

Attribution Studies Home in on Climate Change Signal

Attribution Studies Home in on Climate Change Signal

From Hawaii’s flurry of hurricanes, to record high sea ice in Antarctica, and a heat wave that cooked the Australian Open like shrimp on a barbie, 2014 saw some wild weather. How much of that was tied to climate change is what scientists around the world tried to answer in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society’s annual attribution… Read More

New York Prepares for Up to 6 Feet of Sea Level Rise

New York Prepares for Up to 6 Feet of Sea Level Rise

LaGuardia Airport is about to be rebuilt in New York City, but by the end of the century, fish could be swimming where airplanes once parked at the terminal. That’s because sea levels in the area could rise by as much as 6 feet over the next 75 years, according to new predictions released by the state of New York. New York State environment … Read More

Half Million Die in Decade of Disasters in Asia Pacific

Half Million Die in Decade of Disasters in Asia Pacific

The Asia Pacific region, the most disaster-prone part of the world, suffered 1,625 disasters in the decade through 2014, and needs to spend more on adapting to climate change and preparing for more extreme weather, the United Nations said on Tuesday. The region's disasters - 40 percent of the global total - claimed half a million lives over the… Read More

Patricia, Record-Setting Monster, Beelines For Mexico

Patricia, Record-Setting Monster, Beelines For Mexico

In 30 hours, Patricia has gone from a tropical storm to the strongest hurricane ever recorded. And it might not be done strengthening yet. On Friday morning, the storm is churning out eye-popping 200 mph sustained winds and is expected to make landfall in Mexico as an “extremely dangerous” Category 5 storm, according to the National Hurricane… Read More

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