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Heat Not the Only Sign That Climate Change is Happening

You don’t just feel the heat of global warming, you can see it in action all around. Some examples of where climate change’s effects have been measured: Glaciers across the globe are melting and retreating, with 279 billion tons of …

Slowing Hurricanes Cause Concern

Some hurricanes are moving more slowly, spending increased time over land and leading to catastrophic local rainfall and flooding, according to a new study published Wednesday (June 6) in the journal Nature. While hurricanes batter coastal regions with destructive wind …

Report Says Florida Cities Are at Highest Risk From Climate Change

The picturesque Florida cities of Miami Beach and Sarasota carry high investment-grade credit ratings and are popular travel destinations. They’re also two of the most exposed U.S cities to climate change in the country, according to a new analysis by …

New Analysis Compares 22 Named Storms With Their Future Selves

Scientists have published a detailed analysis of how 22 recent hurricanes would change if they instead formed near the end of this century. While each storm’s transformation would be unique, on balance, the hurricanes would become a little stronger, a …

Study Says Global Warming is Weakening Key Ocean Circulation

Global warming is likely slowing the main Atlantic Ocean circulation, which has plunged to its weakest level on record, according to a new study. The slowdown in the circulation – a crucial part of Earth’s climate – had been predicted …

FEMA Strips ‘Climate Change’ Mention in its Strategic Plan

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, responsible for dealing with the effects of disasters like hurricanes and floods, has stripped the words “climate change” from the document meant to guide its actions over the next four years. FEMA on Thursday released …

Arctic Not so Chill, Warmest Winter Ever Recorded

Winter at the top of the world wimped out this year. The Arctic just finished its warmest winter on record. And sea ice hit record lows for this time of year, with plenty of open water where ocean water normally …

Weather Channel Co-founder Dies; Doubted Man-Made Climate Change

John Coleman, who co-founded The Weather Channel and was the original meteorologist on ABC’s “Good Morning America” during a six-decade broadcasting career but who later drew people’s anger for his open skepticism about climate change being man-made, has died. He …

December Cold Snap Considered a Freak of Nature

Consider this cold comfort: A quick study of the brutal American cold snap found that the Arctic blast really wasn’t global warming but a freak of nature. Frigid weather like the two-week cold spell that began around Christmas is 15 …

Researchers Say Harvey’s Deluge Three Times More Likely Due to Global Warming

Global warming’s fingerprints were all over the record rainfall from Hurricane Harvey this year, confirming what scientists suspected, according to new research. While scientists say man-made climate change didn’t trigger Harvey, new studies calculate that a warmer, wetter world made …