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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 …

Experts Discuss Sea Level Rise Projected Increases Expected by 2100

Societal concerns about climate change, severe weather and rising seas are raising questions about readiness across the globe. Extreme weather events this year such as Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria underscore the need to be prepared. Planning for sea level …

Warming to Make Thunderstorms Larger and More Frequent in U.S.

Summer thunderstorms in North America will likely be larger, wetter and more frequent in a warmer world, dumping 80 percent more rain in some areas and worsening flooding, a new study says. Future storms will also be wilder, soaking entire …

Changing Climate Means Shorter Winters

Winter is coming … later. And it’s leaving ever earlier. Across the United States, the year’s first freeze has been arriving further and further into the calendar, according to more than a century of measurements from weather stations nationwide. Scientists …

GAO Report Says Climate Change Already Costs U.S. Billions in Losses

A non-partisan federal watchdog says climate change is already costing U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars each year, with those costs expected to rise as devastating storms, floods, wildfires and droughts become more frequent in the coming decades. A Government Accountability …