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Climate Change and Rapidly Intensifying Hurricanes

Here’s how climate change may affect rapidly intensifying hurricanes.

Sublette on Severe Weather, Tornadoes in a Warming World

What does climate change have to do with tornado formation?

Weather Extremes: Snow and Ice

Higher temperatures lead to the melting of snow and ice.

Weather Extremes: Hurricanes

The strongest hurricanes are getting more intense, more frequent, and lasting longer.

Weather Extremes: Tornadoes

The U.S. is the most tornado-prone country on the planet.

Weather Extremes: Heavy Rain and Flooding

Why the increase in heavy downpours? Warmer air means more evaporation off the oceans, and more water vapor in the atmosphere.

Weather Extremes: Heat Waves

Heat waves cause more than just sweat — they can be deadly.

Weather Extremes: Drought

When you think about extreme weather events, you may not think of drought.

Heavy Rainfall Trends Across the U.S.

The number of days with heavy precipitation is increasing in most locations in the U.S.

More Downpours: Increase in Heaviest Precip Events

The number of days each year with extreme rainfall is, on average, increasing in every region of the U.S.

The 10 Most Important U.S. Climate Stories in 2017

Following a year of weather extremes, disasters and policy clashes, we asked our readers to help us pick out the most important climate storie…

The Number and Cost of Weather Disasters is Increasing in the U.S.

As the climate changes, the number and cost of weather disasters is increasing in the U.S.

2017 Was the Year of the Billion-Dollar Disaster

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.

How Smoke From California’s Fires is Harming the Most Vulnerable

As climate change stokes polluting fires, southern California's most vulnerable are being hit the hardest.

Western Wildfires Undermining Progress on Air Pollution

Smoke pollution is leading to serious public health impacts as large wildfires across the American West become more frequent and destructive.…

More Downpours in the U.S.

The number of days with more than 3+ inches of rain is increasing in the U.S.

Climate Extremes Index

Extreme weather is happening more often in a warming world, especially in the past few years.

Warmer Air Means More Evaporation and Precipitation

Higher temperatures from climate change mean more evaporation, which means more rain.

Hurricanes and Climate Change: What We Know

Climate change affects hurricanes by energizing them in a few important ways.

Here’s How Climate Change Could Turn U.S. Real Estate Prices Upside Down

Rising seas and more fierce storm surge could send homebuyers searching for higher ground.