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Study Suggests Key Role for Warming in Extreme Weather

Researchers advocate a new approach to searching for the fingerprints of warming in extreme weather.

Twitter Could Shape Flood Disaster Response

A novel project has researchers turning tweets into flood maps that will help disaster responders.

What Bill’s Downpours Tell Us About Texas’ Future

Heavier downpours like those expected from Tropical Storm Bill are likely to increase in a warmer future.

Heidi Cullen Joins Weather Channel Climate 25 Project

The Weather Channel has named Climate Central's Heidi Cullen one of the top voices on climate.

Rainy May Sets Record for Soggy U.S.

Torrential rains in the Southern Plains made this the wettest month on record for the contiguous U.S.

Texas’s Warmer Future: Drought and Heavy Rains?

Texas and Oklahoma could see both more heavy downpours and drought in a warmer future.

Storm Surge and Sea Level Rise: Advancing Waters

As the climate warms, rising sea levels will mean more damage from hurricane storm surge.

Woods Placky Talks Heavy Rain with Sam Champion

Climate Central's Chief Meteorologist talks heavy rain and climate change with The Weather Channel's Sam Champion.

Across U.S., Heaviest Downpours On The Rise

Very heavy downpours are happening more frequently across most of the U.S. shows new analysis.

Monsoon Sets Up ‘Race Against the Clock’ in Nepal

In the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake, the arrival of the South Asian monsoon poses new problems.

Sea Level Rise Is On the Up and Up

Sea level rise is accelerating, putting millions along the coast at risk of flooding.

Oklahoma City’s Wet Wednesday

The city recorded more than 7 inches of rain in 24 hours, the third-highest single day rainfall total for any day since record-keeping began i…

Warming Could Bring More Downpours Like OKC’s

Downpours like those that flooded Oklahoma City should become more common in a warmer world.

U.S. Hurricane Drought ‘A Matter of Luck’

In the case of major hurricanes — a Category 3 or greater — the U.S. has been in a dry spell for 9 years.

Global Warming Could Threaten 1-in-6 Species

One in six species is threatened with extinction if polluting practices continue unabated, researchers say.

Extreme Weather Trends: What We Know

What scientists know well, and what's left to learn, about extreme weather and climate change.

Extreme Heat and Heavy Rain Events Expected to Double

A new study says extreme heat and heavy precipitation events will double in the decades ahead.

White House: Upgrade Grid to Withstand Climate Change

White House report calls for billions of dollars in energy infrastructure modernization investments.

More U.S. Downpours

Nationwide, the number of days with the most intense precipitation continues to climb.

When Climate Science Clashes With Real-World Policy

Climate scientists and planners speak different languages, jeopardizing adaptation efforts.

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Global Warming: It’s Not the Sun Climate change can be natural, but what’s happening now can’t be explained by natural forces.

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