News Projections

Old Weather is Shedding New Light on Climate

  • Published: Feb 4th, 2011

Using an immense collection of historical weather data, researchers have modeled weather around the globe going as far back as 1871.

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.

Revised Figures Show Federal Economists Understate the Cost of Climate Impacts

  • Published: Jan 26th, 2011

Revised data from a key economic model used by federal agencies shows the costs of climate change impacts could be twice as high as estimated.

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.

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.

Clean Air Laws Helped California Reduce Key Player in Global Warming, Study Says

  • Published: Dec 14th, 2010

According to a new study, California's clean air laws cut soot concentrations, a key cause of global warming, by about 50 percent.