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As the atmosphere warms, the air will hold more water, leading to an increase in extreme rainfall, scientists claim. Research published in Geophysical Research Letters warns that extreme rainfall, currently considered a once in 50-year event, will become more common over the course of the century. Using eight advanced, high-resolution ... keep reading
News came out about a week ago that, in seven years, summer temperatures around the globe will range from unseasonable to unbearable. “Unprecedented climates will occur earliest in the tropics and among low-income countries…” No surprise there: when did the poor not get the short end of the stick? But ... keep reading
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states that scientists are now 95 percent sure that global warming has been set in motion as a direct result of human actions, and the planet has already begun to feel these effects. The United States experienced the hottest year on record in 2012 ... keep reading
On September 27 2013 the 5th Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be released. One part of this report will address the so-called “warming hiatus”. This is the argument that warming has stopped, with the further assertion in some quarters that we therefore have nothing ... keep reading
"Oil: You Can’t Drink It When You’re Dry" opines a Texas oilman, once a farmer, who discovered black gold on his 125-acre spread nearly a quarter century earlier and decided to hang up his overalls. Since then, he and hundreds of his fellow Texans have tried to wrest ... keep reading
The planet is building up heat at the equivalent of four Hiroshima bombs worth of energy every second. And 90% of that heat is going into the oceans. Right, now I’ve got your attention. It’s widely acknowledged that we need to keep climate change below 2C to avoid ... keep reading
A report in the Telegraph of a leaked IPCC report makes chilling reading. The report concludes that mean temperatures could jump by up to 5 degrees C ( or 9 degrees F) and sea levels could be up as much as 82cm ( 2ft 8ins) by the end of this century. They ... keep reading
Worldwide, 2012 was among the 10 warmest years on record according to the 2012 State of the Climate report released online today by the American Meteorological Society (AMS). The peer-reviewed report, with scientists from NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C., serving as lead editors, was compiled ... keep reading
The planet is undergoing one of the largest changes in climate since the dinosaurs went extinct. But what might be even more troubling for humans, plants and animals is the speed of the change. Stanford climate scientists warn that the likely rate of change over the next century will be ... keep reading
While we’re used to seeing snow and opportunities for skiing in the French Alps, Austria, and in notable North American resorts like Aspen, there are many parts of the world that you might not automatically associate with being able to ski and snowboard. From southern Africa to the Middle ... keep reading
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