News Impacts

Can We Trust Climate Models? Increasingly, The Answer is ‘Yes’

  • Published: Jan 31st, 2011

Scientists are becoming more adept at projecting climate conditions using advances in computer modeling techniques.

Arctic Ice Melt Adding More Heat to the Atmosphere Than Previously Thought

  • Published: Jan 20th, 2011

A new study says that melting snow and ice cover in the Northern Hemisphere is causing more warming than computer models predicted.

Running Toward Empty?: Part Two

  • Published: Jan 18th, 2011

Climate research offers little reason to believe that the snowy start to the year in the Colorado Basin is a harbinger of wetter times to come.

Running Toward Empty?

  • Published: Jan 18th, 2011

With drought, increasing water consumption, and climate change, the Colorado River Basin appears headed for a day of reckoning.

Arctic Sea Ice Hits New December Low, Related to “Arctic Paradox” Weather Pattern

  • Published: Jan 5th, 2011

Arctic sea ice extent hit a new low for the month of December as the Arctic stayed unusually warm.

How Will We Know if 2010 Was the Warmest Year on Record?

  • Published: Dec 21st, 2010

Researchers using different techniques have arrived at a similar conclusion: 2010 was a remarkably warm year. But did it set a new record?

A 25-Year-Old Prediction of Water Scarcity in the Southwest Holds True, Study Finds

  • Published: Dec 20th, 2010

Armed with modern data, a team of scientists has revisited the Cadillac Desert and found the Southwest's water woes are as bad as ever.

Feds Understate the Cost of Climate Disruption, Critics Contend

  • Published: Nov 16th, 2010

The total cost of climate change seems impossible to pin down, given the uncertainties. But climate researchers and economists are chasing after that sum.