What’s wrong with this country? While cities around the world are making plans to deal with climate change, cities in the United States are just sitting around like there’s no tomorrow. Which, at this rate, there won’t be.
The spring of 2012 is set to go down as the warmest in the U.S. since records began to be kept in 1895. The previous record was in the spring of 1910, and was boosted by especially high temperatures in the northern regions – the Dakotas, Oregon, Montana and parts of Minnesota. The graphic is [...]
Check out this remarkable map of records around the country since the year 2000 – courtesy of Climate Central. See where your own neck of the woods has hit a record.
This video from NASA shows how temperatures around the globe have warmed since 1880.
Is the arrival of the doom-laden, rogue planet Melancholia, in last year’s movie of the same name, a metaphor for what’s happening as climate change overtakes the Earth?
Some of our closest cousins, like the howler monkey in this photo, are finding it harder to escape from climate change fast enough. A new study, led by ecologist Carrie Schloss of the University of Washington, says that more and more animals are on the move, trying to adapt to a warmer planet. And while [...]
What can we learn about the near future on Earth by looking back at eons gone by? Quite a lot, according to scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The time period to look at most closely is the Pliocene era, roughly three million years ago. At that time, the world probably looked and felt [...]
Our planet is on the edge of a series of tipping points that will make it irreversibly hotter, according to scientists from around the world who have been meeting in London this week.
The stats are in on the winter that wasn’t, and the December through February period stacks up as the fourth-warmest winter on record for the Lower 48 states, according to newly released numbers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Expectations can be a bear. Just think about it. Whether you’re an actor, a politician or an athlete, expectations frame the conversation and carry a heavy load.