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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

Scientists Warn of Polar Bear Attacks in Warming Arctic

Scientists Warn of Polar Bear Attacks in Warming Arctic

A polar bear attack in Canada that left two people injured has brought new warnings from scientists of a dangerous rise in human-bear encounters in a warming Arctic. The friends had just walked out of the door in the pre-dawn hours after a party when the young polar bear crept up behind them, unheard and unseen. By the time, the bear was driven off… 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

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

NOAA’s New Cool Tool Puts Climate on View for All

NOAA’s New Cool Tool Puts Climate on View for All

Sifting through the massive amount of climate and weather data collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration can be daunting. However, a new tool released today brings that data to the masses in a simple and easily accessible format. The National Climatic Data Center alone contains over 6 petabytes of data. That’s enough data on… Read More