climate crisis

Climate Crisis Raised the Risk of 2021 Weather Extremes, Annual Report Finds

Climate Crisis Raised the Risk of 2021 Weather Extremes, Annual Report Finds

The climate crisis has its fingerprints on several extreme weather events over the past two years, from drought in California to heavy rain in the UK. That’s the conclusion of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS) special report Explaining Extreme Events in 2021 and 2022 from a Climate Perspective, presented by the National […]

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    Wind Power Breaks Records in Britain, but Gas Remains on Top

    Wind Power Breaks Records in Britain, but Gas Remains on Top

    A record amount of electricity in Great Britain was produced by wind farms in 2022, but most of its power still came from gas-fired plants, according to the National Grid. Wind farms provided 26.8 percent of Britain’s electricity last year, up from 21.8 percent in 2021, reported Reuters. The biggest offshore wind farm in the […]

    World’s Glaciers at Serious Risk From Climate Crisis

    World’s Glaciers at Serious Risk From Climate Crisis

    A new study published in Science Thursday calculated how different degrees of warming would impact the more than 215,000 glaciers that exist outside Antarctica and Greenland. It concluded that almost half of them could melt by the end of the century even if policymakers succeed in limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. 

    Record Warmth Keeps European Skiers off the Slopes

    Record Warmth Keeps European Skiers off the Slopes

    Nothing says winter like speeding down a snowy slope on a pair of skis then sitting beside a lodge fire with a cup of hot chocolate as the frosty scene outside fades from white to blue.  But for European ski resorts dealing with record January highs, this winter vision is another thing melting into the […]

    10 Costliest Climate Disasters of 2022

    10 Costliest Climate Disasters of 2022

    In 2022, there were 10 climate-fueled extreme weather events that caused more than $3 billion worth of damage each. That’s the disturbing conclusion of UK charity Christian Aid’s annual review of the year’s costliest and most destructive climate disasters, released December 27.  “Having ten separate climate disasters in the last year that each cost more […]

    Deadly Winter Storm Exposes ‘Flimsiness of the Gas System’

    Deadly Winter Storm Exposes ‘Flimsiness of the Gas System’

    A massive, bitterly cold winter storm killed dozens and exposed serious vulnerabilities in the American methane gas system and electrical grid. At least 91 people died from various causes related to the ”bomb cyclone” of Arctic air across much of the contiguous 48 states. While renewable energy generation helped meet the high demand, methane gas […]