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Cities ‘Woefully Unprepared’ for Rising Disaster Risk

Cities around the world are failing to plan for fast-increasing risks from extreme weather, the World Bank says.

Increasing Tornado Extremes

The monthly variability in the number of tornadoes has been increasing over the past 50 years.

Fewer Tornado Days, But More Big Outbreaks

While there are fewer days each year with tornadoes, on average, the number of days with more than 30 tornadoes is increasing.

Second Warmest Start to the Year on Record for U.S.

Warm weather out West has pushed the Lower 48 to its second warmest January through April on record.

Hurricanes Boost Carbon Storage in Southeastern Forests

Hurricanes supercharge forests' ability to store carbon, Duke University researchers have found.

When the Rains Disappear: Drought Grips Pacific Islands

El Niño has curtailed the rains that are the lifeblood of many Pacific Island communities, bringing extreme drought.

Here’s the Climate Context For the Fort McMurray Wildfire

Climate change is making wildfires like the one raging in Fort McMurray, Alberta more common.

Strong El Niño Helped Lower U.S. Heating Costs

The strong El Niño in the tropical Pacific contributed to lower energy demand in the U.S. this winter.

South Asia Monsoon Outlook

From June through September, the Southwest Monsoon dominates life in much of South Asia.

Warming Means Nicer U.S. Weather, But It Won’t Last

Since the 1970s, global warming has lead to nicer weather for most Americans, but that trend will reverse.

Greenland’s Melt Season Started Nearly Two Months Early

Warm, wet weather helped set a record for the earliest start to the Greenland ice sheet melt season.

Will La Niña Follow One of the Strongest Ever El Niños?

After reaching an exceptionally strong peak, El Niño is waning. A La Niña could follow next fall.

El Niño Has Helped Fill California’s Biggest Reservoir

One of the strongest El Niño's on record has had some major drought-busting benefits in northern California.

White House: Climate Change Poses Urgent Health Risk

Climate change is a major threat to human health, according to a report released Monday.

Climate Change Worsening Colorado River Droughts

Tens of millions of Americans are losing water because of warming's effects on Colorado River.

Shift to Dry Years May Bring More Drought to California

Persistent high pressure ridges like those during California's driest years are becoming more common.

Sean Sublette on 2°C on The Weather Channel

Sean Sublette discusses the long- and short-term implications of surpassing 2°C of warming.

Arctic Sea Ice Hits Record Low Peak, Again

For the second year in a row, the annual Arctic sea ice winter maximum extent hit a record low, driven by global warming.

Pacific Ocean Pattern Could Predict U.S. Heat Waves

A pattern of Pacific Ocean temperatures could be used to forecast heat in the eastern U.S. weeks in advance.

The Shum Show: Callin’ All Pollen

Bouts of heavy precipitation AND pollen production will increase with climate change.

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Year-to-Date Temperature Trends Summer seems to have lasted a little longer in much of the country this year.

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