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The Russian Heat Wave of 2010: Summer Temperatures

The average temperature in Moscow during June, July and August 2010 was significantly hotter than any year since 1950.

How Do We Know: Proof in the Pixels

Dr. Heidi Cullen talks to Dr. John Townshend about his current research which tracks rainforest deforestation.

Arctic Sea Ice Loss Linked to Severe U.S. Winters

The "2010 Arctic Report Card" details emerging evidence that a rapidly warming Arctic is altering weather patterns throughout the Northern Hem…

La Niña Alert: Weather Extremes Are On the Way

A new report details just how the cooling now underway in the Pacific is going to make for strange weather this winter.

Drought and Climate in the American West

Lake Mead is at a record low level, a stark symbol of increased water demand and a stubborn drought in the West. Will conditions persist and…

What Do Americans Really Think About Climate Change?

New polling reveals Americans' low climate literacy, meanwhile the U.N. IPCC announces a series of reforms, and tiny Hurricane Paula hits Cuba…

Could a Brightening Sun Cool the Earth?

A new study suggests the sun-climate connection is more complex than we thought — but it's too early to tell if the results will hold up.…

Mammoth New Marine Census Lays Out What We’ve Got to Lose

After ten years of study, a major set of findings about marine life is released, including more than 6,000 new species.

What Role Might Climate Change Have Played in the Recent East Coast Deluge?

Heavy rains shattered records at the end of September, and climate research shows such extreme precipitation events are becoming more common.…

Get Ready for a La Nina Winter

La Nina conditions in the Pacific Ocean are likely to shape global weather patterns in the coming months. How might your region be affected?…

Arctic Sea Ice Melt Season Ends, with Ice Continuing Its Recent Sharp Downward Trend

Arctic sea ice declined to the third-lowest extent on record this summer, and both the Northwest and Northeast Passages were open for a time.…

Climate Clippings: Storm Barriers, Wind Potential and King Coal’s Stumble

A test of Rotterdam's defenses, a new look at U.S. offshore wind potential, and King Coal takes a tumble.

Was Mid-Century Cooling Caused By the Oceans? Don’t Ask

A new study suggests the conventional wisdom about mid-century cooling is at least partly wrong. But the study is hardly definitive.

Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Not Quite Reached Yet After All

After seemingly reaching an end, the 2010 Arctic sea ice melt season continues on a bit longer.

Climate in Context: Facing Off With Climate Skeptics; Arctic Ice Melting Affects Phytoplankton

The late Stephen Schneider take questions from climate skeptics; New study finds link between phytoplankton blooms and declining Arctic sea ic…

A Small Step Forward for Geoengineering

A new study offers a way to help pursue geoengineering of the climate system with less damaging side effects.

New (Indirect) Evidence for a Cooling Sun?

CLIMATE CENTRAL - Some physicists suspect the Sun could be starting to cool off — but if so, it would only mask global warming for a while.…

Arctic Sea Ice Looks to be the Third Lowest on Record in 2010

CLIMATE CENTRAL - Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its minimum extent on Sept. 10, the third lowest on record.

Microscopic Evidence of a Warming World

Tiny shells from the sea floor show unprecedented warming off the coast of Canada, according to a new study.

As the Sea Ice Retreats, Walruses Come Ashore in Alaska

Thousands of walruses have come ashore in northwest Alaska, possibly in response to unusually extensive sea ice loss in the area.


Summer Temperature Trends Summer weather has been changing in ways climate scientists say are consistent with what they’d expect in a warming world.

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