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Sunburned in Siberia: Heat Wave Leads to Wildfires

Sunburned in Siberia: Heat Wave Leads to Wildfires

  • Published: Aug 2nd, 2013

A heat wave in Siberia has led to a surge in wildfires, releasing large amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

All-Time Heat Records Broken in . . . Alaska?!

All-Time Heat Records Broken in . . . Alaska?!

  • Published: Jun 18th, 2013

After a record cold spring, all-time high temperature records were broken in Alaska as a "heat dome" took control.

Heat and Threat of Wildfires Blaze on in Australia

  • Published: Jan 11th, 2013

One of the worst heat waves on record in Australia has led to massive dust storms and wildfires.

Tell Me Why: The Climate Extremes Index Matters

Tell Me Why: The Climate Extremes Index Matters

  • Published: Jan 4th, 2013

Climate scientist Deke Arndt explains the Climate Extremes Index and the critical information it contains.

World Bank Ties Ending Poverty with Climate Change

  • Published: Nov 19th, 2012

A World Bank report urges action on climate change as it examines the impacts of a 7.2°F rise in global temperature.

A Forecast for the American West: Hot and Hotter

  • Published: Oct 4th, 2012

As intense as the wildfires have been this year, they provide just a glimpse of the future of the American West.

Image of the Day: Fires Fiercely Plow Through Portugal

  • Published: Jul 28th, 2012

Hot and dry weather in Portugal has fed wildfires. Fires are now 'under control' on the island of Madeira.

Countdown to July 24 Release of ‘Global Weirdness’

  • Published: Jul 23rd, 2012

The countdown is on. We're talking hours here. Climate Central’s first book -- Global Weirdness -- hits the stores on July 24.