Topics Section
Content from the entire website, organized by subject

All Topics: Climate Statistics, Basics, Causes, Greenhouse Gases, Impacts, Responses, Trends, Projections, Climate, Extremes, Drought, Flooding, Heat, Hurricanes, Wildfires, Carbon Storage, Water, Snow & Ice, Oceans & Coasts, Sea Level, Food & Agriculture, Flora & Fauna, Health, Business, Policy, Energy, Efficiency, Biofuels, Fossil Fuels, Nuclear, Renewable Energy, Weather, Extreme Weather, Solutions, Landscapes, Society, Geoengineering, States of Change

New Storm Bringing Snow, Flooding to Storm-Weary Coast

A potent nor'easter is spreading rain, snow into areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, and raising new warnings about flooding.

Changes in Sea Saltiness Show We’re Affecting the Climate

According to a new study, the changes seen in the hydrological cycle can't be explained without invoking human activity.

New Storm Threatens Areas Hit Hard By Hurricane Sandy

Just one week after Hurricane Sandy, another coastal storm is forecast to affect the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast this week.

Lack of Hurricane Warnings May Help Homeowners

The NWS's decision during Hurricane Sandy not to issue hurricane warnings for many areas could help homeowners.

Sandy Brings Flurry of Attention to Climate Change

Hurricane Sandy and the devastating impacts of the storm have brought a flurry of attention to climate change.

Statistics Show Hurricane Sandy’s Extraordinary Intensity

A rundown of the records Hurricane Sandy set, from the devastating storm surge to the extremely low air pressure readings.

Downpours From Sandy Fail to Ease Drought in U.S.

Despite heavy rains, and in some places snow, from Hurricane Sandy, the drought continues to plague the lower 48 states.

A Sign of the New Times?

CNN’s Anderson Cooper talks with Climate Central sea level rise expert Dr. Ben Strauss on whether Sandy is a sign of extreme weather events…

The Grid at Risk

Dr. Ben Strauss points out to NBC’s Harry Smith that storms made worse and more frequent by climate change put the energy grid at great risk…

Eyeballing Hurricane Sandy From Space to the Sea

Hurricane Sandy is a rare storm, and these images help tell the story of its massive size, and major impacts it is having.

Sandy’s Storm Surge Explained and Why It Matters

Sandy's storm surge will almost certainly cause more concentrated damage than the hurricane's powerful winds or rains.

From Storm Surge to Snow, Hurricane Sandy Has It All

The latest information on Hurricane Sandy as it begins to turn toward the Mid-Atlantic states, carrying devastating threats.

How Fujiwhara Effect Will Toss Hurricane Sandy Into U.S.

One of the driving forces behind Hurricane Sandy pinwheeling toward the northwest is something called the "Fujiwhara effect".

Hurricane Sandy’s Five-Fold Flood Threat, with Local Maps

Maps of the lowest-lying coastal areas in Sandy's path, as well as sources for updated local flood level projections.

Historic Sandy Poised to Blast Mid-Atlantic, Northeast

Hurricane Sandy is poised to bring tremendous winds, waves, rain and snow to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

How Hurricane Sandy Can Become a ‘Frankenstorm’

If Hurricane Sandy hits the East Coast, it won’t be right to call it a hurricane any more. Or even a tropical storm.

Rising Ocean Temps Threaten the Ocean Food Chain

A new study illustrates how climate change could affect one of the most important groups of living things on Earth.

Sandy Is a Truly Unusual Event, Worthy of Our Attention

As the East Coast tracks Hurricane Sandy's path, the storm is a truly unusual event that commands our attention.

East Coast Facing Major Threat From Hurricane Sandy

Strong winds, coastal flooding and record rainfall from Hurricane Sandy pose a major threat to densely populated East Coast.

Hurricane Sandy Looks More Likely to Slam Eastern U.S.

A rare combination of factors may steer Hurricane Sandy into the Northeast as early as this Saturday.


Higher Hurricane Activity Since 1995 We've been in an active period since 1995, where the average number of named tropical storms has jumped significantly to 15.2