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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.

2015 One for the Climate Record Books

2015 set numerous climate records, from global temperatures to carbon dioxide levels to sea level rise.

The Shum Show: February and March Madness

February had the highest temperature anomalies the Earth has ever seen, which means 2016 is starting off hot.

How a Monster El Niño Transforms the World’s Weather

An exceptionally strong El Niño has tampered with the world’s weather, bringing drought, floods and heat waves.

The Fuel Behind Louisiana’s Torrential Rains, Floods

Record-breaking rains fueled by El Niño have brought historic floods to the South this week.

The Climate and Weather: Heidi Cullen’s NY Times OpEd

Opposing views on the relationship between climate change and extreme weather have led to debate.