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A Tale of Two Coasts

Comparison of early to mid-summer conditions along the eastern seaboard vs. the West Coast.

Climate in Context: West Antarctic Melting, Flying Over Hurricane Earl

New clues emerge about Antarctica's role in sea level rise; NASA investigates Hurricane Earl.

A Tale of Two Coasts: The East Roasts While the West Shivers

During June and July, record heat gripped the eastern U.S., while cities along the West Coast from San Diego to Seattle shivered.

Climate in Context: Review Panel Calls for IPCC Fixes; Hurricane Earl Strengthens

Review finds IPCC's climate science reports are sound, but calls for numerous changes to the organization; Hurricane Earl strengthens, is pois…

Adapting Miami to Climate Change

Some in Florida who lived through Katrina now are preparing for climate change-related disasters they fear could be more damaging than a hurri…

In New Orleans: Recovering From a Post-Katrina ‘Brain Drain’

CLIMATE CENTRAL - After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, New Orleans lost many experts who could have helped the city recover from the storm. Five y…

Climate in Context: August 25, 2010

Study shows a major flaw in geoengineering proposals; Climate Central on "Colbert Report" tonight; new take on Russian heat wave and climate c…

Communities and Climate Adaptation in a Post-Katrina World: Are We Prepared?

Of all the lessons and reminders that have followed Hurricane Katrina, the need for better natural disaster preparation is the most obvious.…

Climate in Context: August 24, 2010

La Nina to stick around a while; study finds no clear link between climate change and disaster losses; hurricane season heats up.

Pushing the Envelope of Climate Science ‘Attribution Studies’

In the wake of a wild summer, climate scientists are seeking to improve their understanding of links between climate change and extreme weathe…

Climate in Context: August 19, 2010

Antarctic sea ice may decline by end of century; floods in Pakistan continue; and a new version of a popular climate model is unveiled.

Climate in Context: August 18, 2010

Arctic sea ice continues anemic rebound from 2007 record low; new heat wave study will leave you sweating; and a Senate candidate says manmade…

January - July 2010 Hottest on Record, Report Says

CLIMATE CENTRAL - After the second warmest July on record, 2010 is shaping up to be one of the hottest years on the books.

Why Can’t Scientists Say the Recent Extreme Weather Events Are ‘Proof’ of Climate Change?

The extreme weather events we are seeing today, such as flooding in Pakistan and the Russian heat wave, are theoretically possible with or wit…

A Colorful Climate-Hurricane Link

New study suggests that a climate change-related decline in phytoplankton populations could reduce the risk of hurricanes.

Scientist Explores Links Between Extreme Weather and Climate Change

In an interview, Dr. Peter Stott of the UK Met Office explains the complicated relationship between climate change and extreme weather events.…

Countries That Set New Record Highs in 2010

More countries have set new record high temperatures in 2010 than during any other year since instrumental records began.

Heat Records Broken in 17 Countries So Far This Year

More countries have set new record high temperatures this year than during any other year since instrumental records began.

Connecting the Dots Between Russian Heat Wave and Asian Floods

The epic Russian heat wave, deadly flooding in Pakistan, and climate change may be related, but exactly how is unclear.

Unique View of Russian Wildfires

New satellite image depicts the scope of impacts from Russian wildfires, which are associated with a record-breaking heat wave gripping large…

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Record Low Maximum for Arctic Sea Ice This year’s annual maximum of winter Arctic sea ice is the lowest in the satellite record.

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