Blogs Extremes

Historical Perspective on the Russian Heat Wave of 2010

  • Published: Oct 27th, 2010

The Russian heat wave of 2010 contributed to the deaths of as many as 15,000 people. But just how unusual was the heat?

Eyeing Super Typhoon Megi

  • Published: Oct 18th, 2010

Stunning satellite image captures the wrath of Super Typhoon Megi as it strikes the Philippines.

What Do Americans Really Think About Climate Change?

  • Published: Oct 15th, 2010

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

Why Can’t Scientists Say the Recent Extreme Weather Events Are ‘Proof’ of Climate Change?

  • Published: Aug 17th, 2010

The extreme weather events we are seeing today, such as flooding in Pakistan and the Russian heat wave, are theoretically possible with or without climate change. But climate change greatly increases the odds that extreme events will occur.