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Global Warming Threatens the World’s Special Places

The world's most special cultural and natural sites are already being ravaged by climate change.

Cities ‘Woefully Unprepared’ for Rising Disaster Risk

Cities around the world are failing to plan for fast-increasing risks from extreme weather, the World Bank says.

Chilling Video Shows Wildfire Damage in Fort McMurray

Wildfire has ravaged the town of Fort McMurray and likely caused more than $1 billion in losses.

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.

White House: Climate Change Poses Urgent Health Risk

Climate change is a major threat to human health, according to a report released Monday.

2015 One for the Climate Record Books

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

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 Climate and Weather: Heidi Cullen’s NY Times OpEd

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

U.S. Forest Service Stretched After Record Wildfires Year

"Climate change is real and it is with us," says top government official after 10.1 million acres burned in 2015.

These Paintings Turn Climate Data Into Art

Maine-based artist Jill Pelto is turning hard climate data into haunting watercolor paintings.

Wildfires Are Burning Some of the World’s Oldest Trees

Tasmania's rainforest is burning up in the wake of its most severe two-year drought on record.

Western Australia Wildfire Brings Widespread Destruction

A major wildfire has destroyed a town and charred 143,000 acres in Western Australia.

The 2015 Wildfire Season Set an Ominous Record

For the first time on record, U.S. wildfires burned more than 10 million acres in a year.

The 7 Most Interesting Climate Findings of the Year

From disappearing ice sheets to rising temperature to megadroughts, these are the top climate science studies.

El Niño Impacts Could Spark Amazon Fires Next Fall

An El Niño-fueled drought this winter could spawn massive fires in the Amazon next fall.

World Unites, Delivers Hopeful Climate Deal

After decades of failed talks, a new climate pact from Paris gives the world hope it can limit global warming.

These Tiny Satellites Could Keep an Eye on Wildfires

Soon, satellites smaller than a shoebox could offer real-time monitoring for wildfires.

Is Your State Prepared for Climate Change?

Each state receives a conventional letter grade to illustrate its climate change preparedness overall and for five specific hazards: heat, dro…

Climate Matters: States At Risk

States at Risk: America’s Preparedness Report Card summarizes the changing nature of key threats and corresponding levels of preparedness in…

State-level Preparedness Report Cards

The first-ever national analysis of state level preparedness for climate-driven, weather-related threats in all 50 states.

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The Russian Heat Wave of 2010: July Temperatures Probability function of July average temperature anomalies in Moscow, Russia.

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