Here’s how climate change may affect rapidly intensifying hurricanes.
What does climate change have to do with tornado formation?
Higher temperatures lead to the melting of snow and ice.
The strongest hurricanes are getting more intense, more frequent, and lasting longer.
The U.S. is the most tornado-prone country on the planet.
Why the increase in heavy downpours? Warmer air means more evaporation off the oceans, and more water vapor in the atmosphere.
Heat waves cause more than just sweat — they can be deadly.
When you think about extreme weather events, you may not think of drought.
The number of days with heavy precipitation is increasing in most locations in the U.S.
The number of days each year with extreme rainfall is, on average, increasing in every region of the U.S.
Following a year of weather extremes, disasters and policy clashes, we asked our readers to help us pick out the most important climate storie…
As the climate changes, the number and cost of weather disasters is increasing in the U.S.
There have been 15 billion-dollar weather-related disasters in the U.S. in 2017, and the year may finish as the costliest on record.
As climate change stokes polluting fires, southern California's most vulnerable are being hit the hardest.
Smoke pollution is leading to serious public health impacts as large wildfires across the American West become more frequent and destructive.…
The number of days with more than 3+ inches of rain is increasing in the U.S.
Extreme weather is happening more often in a warming world, especially in the past few years.
Higher temperatures from climate change mean more evaporation, which means more rain.
Climate change affects hurricanes by energizing them in a few important ways.
Rising seas and more fierce storm surge could send homebuyers searching for higher ground.