extreme weather

California Drought Enters Its 6th Year

California Drought Enters Its 6th Year

California’s 2016 water year ended Friday with lower-than-expected rainfall and a “snow drought” as the state’s snowpack measured well below average. Folsom Lake in 2011 and 2014. Giphy Water year 2016, which ran from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, was officially categorized as “dry” statewide, continuing California’s five-year drought. The onset of the new water […]

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    It’s Official: August Was the 16th Consecutive Record-Breaking Hottest Month

    It’s Official: August Was the 16th Consecutive Record-Breaking Hottest Month

    August was the 16th consecutive record warm-month, the longest ever recorded, with average temperatures 1.66 F above the 20th century average and 0.09 F warmer than last August. NASA Earth Observatory chart based on data from the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.Joshua Stevens National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data shows it was also the […]

    NOAA: Hottest Summer Nights Ever in 121 Years

    NOAA: Hottest Summer Nights Ever in 121 Years

    Every state in the contiguous U.S. experienced above average temperatures between June and August, with California, Connecticut and Rhode Island recording their warmest summer ever. NOAA New data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) also reveal that although this year’s summer tied with 2006 as the fifth warmest on record, nights were the […]

    First Hurricane in 11 Years Hits Florida

    First Hurricane in 11 Years Hits Florida

    An 80-mph Category 1 hurricane made landfall at in Florida late last night, causing heavy rains, widespread storm surge and power disruptions for more than 150,000 residents. GOES East shows Trop. Storm #Hermine crossing FL into GA early this AM. See more imagery at https://t.co/lZx8etqXkB. pic.twitter.com/GfrjKOaId6 — NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) September 2, 2016 This is […]

    NASA: Earth Is Warming at Rate ‘Unprecedented in 1000 Years’

    NASA: Earth Is Warming at Rate ‘Unprecedented in 1000 Years’

    By Nadia Prupis Another day, another dire warning about the global climate emergency. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) top climate scientist announced Tuesday that the Earth is warming at a pace not seen in at least the past 1,000 years, making it “very unlikely” that global temperatures will stay below the 1.5 C […]

    Bill Nye: ‘There’s Enough Wind and Solar’ to Power the World

    Bill Nye: ‘There’s Enough Wind and Solar’ to Power the World

    If you’re wondering if the epic flooding in Louisiana is related to climate change, CNN has your answer. Bill Nye the Science Guy was on CNN’s New Day Tuesday to talk about the flooding in Louisiana, where at least 13 people have been killed and 60,000 homes damaged. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNI3EmMqa94 “For us, on my side of […]

    Ethnic Bloodshed Linked to Climate Change

    Ethnic Bloodshed Linked to Climate Change

    By Tim Radford Ethnic conflict linked to tragic episodes of civil war, waves of refugees and even the collapse of nation states could be made more likely by climate-related disasters. A team of European scientists say they can demonstrate, “in a scientifically sound way,” a link between civil violence based on ethnic divisions and episodes […]

    Louisiana Flood ‘Worst Natural Disaster’ Since Hurricane Sandy, Red Cross Says

    Louisiana Flood ‘Worst Natural Disaster’ Since Hurricane Sandy, Red Cross Says

    By Kevin Kalhoefer The major U.S. broadcast news networks have all ignored climate change in their nightly news coverage of Louisiana’s recent record-breaking rainfall and flooding. The New York Times and The Washington Post, by contrast, have explained how the extreme weather and flooding in Louisiana are in line with the predicted impacts of a […]