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As Climate Change Worsens, Elderly Face Deadly Heat

A report estimated that by century’s end, climate change will lead to more than 150,000 extra heat-related U.S. deaths.

Dumping Iron at Sea Can Bury Carbon for Centuries

Iron fertilization creates algae blooms that later die off and sink, taking the absorbed carbon deep towards the ocean floor.

Image of the Day: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Following heavy rains in Nevada, a beautiful double rainbow spread across a roadway.

NASA Animation: Watching the Earth Breathe

A NASA animation of seasonal vegetation and it's effect on Earth's global atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Africa’s Great Green Wall Against Climate Change Begins

Africa's proposed 4,000-mile wall of trees will stretch from Senegal to Djibouti to try to stop encroaching desertification.

Image of the Day: Population Grows, but the Earth Doesn’t

The United Nations predicts that the global population will reach 9 billion people within the next 40 years.

Record Summer Temperatures, By The Numbers

So many records have been broken or tied so far this summer that it can be difficult to make sense of it all. We keep track so you don't have…

Snapshot of the Drought’s Impact Across the Country

You want some context to the drought's impact? Here's a quick snapshot of some of the coverage around the country.

Image of the Day: Devastating Drought Desiccates U.S.

Moderate to exceptional drought now covers 63 percent of the U.S., drying up this Indiana reservoir.

Drought Has Ties to La Niña, with Global Warming Assist

The U.S. drought is largely the result of natural climate variability, such as La Nina, but global warming is making it worse.

Image of the Day: Storms Soar Over the Sweltering City

Record high temperatures fueled severe thunderstorms across the eastern U.S. on Wednesday, including in NYC.

Drought in U.S. Worsens, With No Relief in Sight

The latest drought data released Thursday offers farmers and ranchers little reasons for optimism as the forecast is grim.

Lemonick Takes On the Weather Channel: The Sequel

Mike Lemonick & The Weather Channel's Stephanie Abrams discuss Climate Central's new book, 'Global Weirdness'.

NY Times’ Mark Bittman Praises ‘Global Weirdness’

New York Times' Mark Bittman takes on climate change and, we're happy to see, spends a few paragraphs on our new book.

Heat and Drought Pose Risks for Nuclear Power Plants

Nuclear power plants face an emerging threat from climate change because of temperature restrictions.

Greenland Glacier Sheds Two Manhattans’ Worth of Ice

The Petermann Glacier in northwest Greenland recently shed a slab of ice twice the size of Manhattan.

Dry Weather Boosts Odds of Extreme Heat, Study Finds

According to a new study, dry weather increases the odds for extreme heat in many parts of the world, including the U.S.

Lemonick Gives Roker Wake-Up Call to ‘Global Weirdness’

Mike Lemonick appeared on “Wake Up With Al” to discuss Climate Central’s new book, Global Weirdness.

Catastrophic Drought a Possible Snapshot of Future

MSNBC’s Tamron Hall interviews Climate Central Chief Climatologist Dr. Heidi Cullen about the role climate change plays in the dry and deadl…

Heidi Cullen Discusses Drought and Extremes on MSNBC

Heidi Cullen appeared on MSNBC to discuss the record heat and drought conditions in the U.S.


January Record Extremes The first month of 2014 has left us a nation divided by hot vs. cold weather.