Blogs Impacts

Hot Nights and High Humidity Set This Heat Wave Apart

  • Published: Jul 20th, 2011

The intense heat wave across the US has brought a dangerous combination of high heat and humidity, with repercussions for public health and and the power grid.

New York Times Publishes a Searing Drought Story, But Completely Misses the Climate Change Angle

  • Published: Jul 12th, 2011

A New York Times story on the intense drought in the Southern US fails to mention any possible climate change role, instead blaming La Nina.

Global Warming Goes Nuclear

  • Published: Jun 29th, 2011

Flooding has encircled two nuclear power plants, and a wildfire is threatening a nuclear weapons lab. Is this what "nuclear" global warming looks like?

Warmer Temperatures Could Bring More Dust to the Southwest

  • Published: May 20th, 2011

A new study finds that, in parts of the Southwest, warmer and drier weather forecast for the future is bound to increase dust formation.

Wildfires and No Drought Relief in Sight for Southwest

  • Published: May 18th, 2011

While the Miss. River flooding continues, drought in the Southwest is adding to the worst spring wildfire season in over a decade.

Heavy Midwestern Rains Lead to Mississippi Floods

  • Published: May 4th, 2011

Extreme rainfall events, like the ones that have contributed to the recent Mississippi River floods, are increasing in the Upper Midwest.

2010 Russian Heatwave More Extreme Than Previously Thought

  • Published: Mar 17th, 2011

The deadly Russian heatwave of 2010 was a more exceptional event than the 2003 European heatwave, a new study finds.

Arctic Exploration for Climate Science

  • Published: Mar 14th, 2011

A team of explorers have set off across the Arctic to track the effects of climate change.