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Steep Rise in Sea Levels Could Result From Changing Antarctic Waters

Current changes in the ocean around Antarctica are disturbingly close to conditions 14,000 years ago that led to the rapid melting of the Antarctic ice sheets and a three meter rise in global sea levels. New research published recently in …

Researchers Say Climate Change Will Drive Stronger, Smaller Storms in the U.S.

The effects of climate change will likely cause smaller but stronger storms in the United States, according to a new framework for modeling storm behavior developed at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory. Though storm intensity is expected …

Arctic’s Warming Hits Overdrive

Warming at the top of the world has gone into overdrive, happening twice as fast as the rest of the globe, and extending unnatural heating into fall and winter, according to a new federal report. In its annual Arctic Report …

Study Predicts Warming Will Trigger 3 Times as Many Extreme Downpours in U.S.

Extreme downpours – like those that flooded Louisiana, Houston and West Virginia earlier this year – will happen nearly three times as often in the United States by the end of the century, and six times more frequently in parts …

Study Predicts More Days of Record Heat in the Future

The United States is already setting twice as many daily heat records as cold records, but a new study predicts that will get a lot more lopsided as man-made climate change worsens. Under normal conditions, without extra heat-trapping gases from …

Residents Fear of Flooding on Virginia’s Vulnerable Coast on the Rise

When floodwaters poured into Holly Furlong’s Virginia Beach home in October, she ripped out electrical cords and rushed her four children upstairs. They spent the next two days without power, building blanket forts while anxiously waiting for sewage-tainted waters to …

October Third Warmest for Earth, 2016 Likely Breaks Record

While last month merely tied for the world’s third warmest October in history, 2016 is still on track to be the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists said Thursday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that the globe averaged …

Hottest 5 Years Ever for Earth

Earth experienced its hottest half-decade on record between 2011 and 2015 and the floods, droughts and storms unleashed by rising temperatures are likely only a prelude to new weather extremes, the World Meteorological Organization said. As delegates from almost 200 …

Study Predicts Deserts Will Develop if Global Warming Continues

Southern Spain will become desert and deciduous forests will vanish from much of the Mediterranean basin unless global warming is reined in sharply, according to a study released Thursday. Researchers used historical data and computer models to forecast the likely …

Climate Change Could Trigger Next Financial Crisis

Climate change could spark the world’s next financial crisis, according to Paul Fisher, who retired this year as deputy head of the Bank of England body which supervises the country’s banks. “It is potentially a systemic risk,” Fisher said Monday …