The Dutch have mastered water for a millennium. Could their new approach save New Orleans?

The Dutch have mastered water for a millennium. Could their new approach save New Orleans?

  • Published: Mar 6th, 2020

This is the first installment of a Times-Picayune and Advocate series exploring how the Netherlands’ climate change adaptation strategies could be a model for the Louisiana coast. The series was produced in collaboration with WWNO New Orleans Public Radio and Climate Central.

National: Bar graph of overall U.S. billion-dollar disasters by decade (2020)

National: Bar graph of overall U.S. billion-dollar disasters by decade (2020)

  • Published: Feb 12th, 2020

The 2010s had the most billion-dollar disasters in 34 of 52 states and territories (65%)

State: Bar graph of billion-dollar disasters by decade (2020)

State: Bar graph of billion-dollar disasters by decade (2020)

  • Published: Feb 12th, 2020

With four decades of disaster data, the trend is not our friend. Billion-dollar weather and climate disasters are rising in most states, even after adjusting for inflation

Could Kennedy Space Center launch pads be at risk as climate changes? Experts say yes

Could Kennedy Space Center launch pads be at risk as climate changes? Experts say yes

  • Published: Nov 14th, 2019

Created to propel humankind beyond the limits of Earth, Kennedy Space Center is now facing a terrestrial threat — the warming of our home planet, leading to sea level rise, erosion and catastrophic flooding — that could hinder our push to deep space.

2019 Billion Dollar Disasters: Weather and Climate Impacts by State Map

2019 Billion Dollar Disasters: Weather and Climate Impacts by State Map

  • Published: Nov 6th, 2019

2019 marks the fifth straight year with at least ten U.S. billion-dollar weather and climate disasters—showing the increasing cost of extreme weather as the climate warms.

2019 Billion Dollar Disasters: Weather and Climate Impacts Map

2019 Billion Dollar Disasters: Weather and Climate Impacts Map

  • Published: Nov 6th, 2019

2019 marks the fifth straight year with at least ten U.S. billion-dollar weather and climate disasters—showing the increasing cost of extreme weather as the climate warms.

2019 Billion-Dollar Disasters

2019 Billion-Dollar Disasters

  • Published: Nov 6th, 2019

2019 marks the fifth straight year with at least ten U.S. billion-dollar weather and climate disasters—showing the increasing cost of extreme weather as the climate warms.

Halloween and October Nights

Halloween and October Nights

  • Published: Oct 30th, 2019

In this week’s climate spooktacular, Climate Central looks at Halloween weather extremes and how October nights have warmed.