The 10 Most Important U.S. Climate Stories in 2017

The 10 Most Important U.S. Climate Stories in 2017

  • Published: Dec 27th, 2017

Following a year of weather extremes, disasters and policy clashes, we asked our readers to help us pick out the most important climate stories from the U.S. in 2017.

The Number and Cost of Weather Disasters is Increasing in the U.S.

The Number and Cost of Weather Disasters is Increasing in the U.S.

  • Published: Dec 20th, 2017

As the climate changes, the number and cost of weather disasters is increasing in the U.S.

2017 Was the Year of the Billion-Dollar Disaster

2017 Was the Year of the Billion-Dollar Disaster

  • Published: Dec 20th, 2017

There have been 15 billion-dollar weather-related disasters in the U.S. in 2017, and the year may finish as the costliest on record.

Less Lake Ice, More Potential Lake Effect Snow

Less Lake Ice, More Potential Lake Effect Snow

  • Published: Nov 15th, 2017

Climate change is warming the Great Lakes, meaning more lake effect snow — for now.

Woods Placky on This Summer’s Extreme Weather

Woods Placky on This Summer’s Extreme Weather

  • Published: Oct 18th, 2017

Attribution science is tricky, but hurricanes are fueled by warmer waters.

Climate Extremes Index

Climate Extremes Index

  • Published: Sep 13th, 2017

Extreme weather is happening more often in a warming world, especially in the past few years.

More Downpours in the U.S.

More Downpours in the U.S.

  • Published: Sep 13th, 2017

The number of days with more than 3+ inches of rain is increasing in the U.S.

Hurricanes and Climate Change: What We Know

Hurricanes and Climate Change: What We Know

  • Published: Sep 6th, 2017

Climate change affects hurricanes by energizing them in a few important ways.