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Climate Calculator Lets You Create a New World

Climate Calculator Lets You Create a New World

Have you always wanted to wield the power of a world leader but been unable find a suitable in? Well, your search is finally be over. The U.K. government has released its Global Calculator, a climate model hitherto only available to world governments to understand how their actions work in concert to reduce global warming. Now the public can crunch… Read More

Obama And Modi Are Buddies, But Will The Climate Care?

Obama And Modi Are Buddies, But Will The Climate Care?

Could the budding cordiality in the relationship between President Obama and India’s recently-elected prime minister, Narendra Modi, help to slow global warming? It’s too early to categorically answer that question in the affirmative. But it’s certainly starting to look that way.… Read More

Warming Ups Odds of Extreme La Niñas, Wild Weather

Warming Ups Odds of Extreme La Niñas, Wild Weather

La Niña events can drive weather patterns wild around the globe from helping exacerbate drought in West Africa and increase rainfall in areas as diverse as South Asia and the Pacific Northwest The more extreme the La Niña, which is characterized by a cooling of waters in the tropical Pacific, generally the more pronounced the impacts can be. New r… Read More

Hot, Unfriendly Skies Could Alter Flights

Hot, Unfriendly Skies Could Alter Flights

You know those tube socks your grandmother air mails you on your birthday every year? Well, they could become another casualty of global warming. Or at least arrive a few days late. Hot weather is likely to increase the number of days with weight restrictions on cargo planes and even airliners, delaying gifts, air travel and slicing into airlines’… Read More

The Year’s 7 Most Telling Images From Space

The Year’s 7 Most Telling Images From Space

What’s better than a year-end list? A year-end list . . . from space. As of July this year, there are 1,235 satellites in operation by countries around the world tracking everything from carbon dioxide to the weather. Throw in the International Space Station and you’ve got one heck of an Earth-observing system circling this fair planet. The image… Read More

Woods Placky Talks Hottest Year with Al Jazeera

Woods Placky Talks Hottest Year with Al Jazeera

With just a week left eight days left in the year, it seems like a foregone conclusion that this will be the hottest year on record according to a number of meteorological agencies in the U.S. and abroad. Yet one group at the University of Alabama-Huntsville is reporting that this year will be the third warmest on record according to satellite data… Read More

You Should Watch This Space Time-lapse Right Now

You Should Watch This Space Time-lapse Right Now

If you're a fan of epic ultra high definition time-lapse videos from space — and really who isn't — then you'll be happy to know that Christmas arrived early. The European Space Agency has stiched together more than five months of astronaut Alexander Gerst's time-lapse photography from the International Space Station and made it into a s… Read More

Picture This: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Winter

Picture This: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Winter

The days have been growing shorter and the air chillier as winter approaches. It will officially arrive on Saturday, with the winter solstice. Good news: After that, the daylight lasts a little bit longer every day! But there’s a lot of winter weather ahead of us, and it’s already started, from weird ice pancakes forming on a river in Scotland to m… Read More