In recent years you may have noticed a quantum jump in record-smashing extreme weather events and suspected that it's linked to global warming. A new study from scientists at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research says your intuition is right.
It was a great night at the Emmys for non-fiction series with a science and/or climate theme. Fox’s “Cosmos” won four Emmys, including “Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming.” Showtime’s “Years Of Living Dangerously” won the top award, “Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series.”
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A new study of climatologists finds 1) widespread agreement that global warming is predominantly caused by human greenhouse gases, 2) this consensus strengthens with increased expertise, and 3) self-reported media exposure is higher for those who dispute a significant human influence on climate.
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is locked in a tight Senate race with Alison Grimes, whom he has tried to link to the so-called 'war on coal'. But it's McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, featured in a major McConnell TV spot, who is on the board of not one but two foundations fighting dirty coal.
NOAA said this week, “The chance of El Niño has decreased to about 65%.” And if we do see one, it’s likely to be either weak or moderate. But you generally need a pretty strong El Niño to generate the kind of precipitation California needs after 3+ years of drought.
A new study provides some of the first documented evidence that the risk of big, concentrated tornado outbreaks is on the rise. The lead author, Florida State tornado expert James Elsner, told me, “I think our results suggest a climate change signal on U.S. tornado activity.”