In the great Olympics of global warming, we're still taking home the gold.
Not that I was under any illusions that Death Valley, Calif., is a temperate place to live, but this is nuts: The overnight LOW on July 11-12 was 107 degrees F. That ties for highest-recorded daily minimum. (The previous 107-degree night was last year, in Oman.)
These images from NASA’s Earth Observatory show Greenland’s Petermann Glacier calving an iceberg — watch the lower right quadrant of the image to see the split go from a hairline crack to a visible break. The resulting iceberg is twice as big as Manhattan.
Two filmmakers are touring the back roads of America this summer, talking to ordinary people about climate change. Their hope: to change the way we talk about, and deal with, the most pressing issue of our time.
According to this chart from Climate Central, record lows are about to be an artifact of the past. This year, 90 percent of daily record temperatures in the lower 48 states were record highs. In the absence of global warming, you’d expect a 50/50 ratio between record highs and record lows.
Members of Generation X are responding to climate change with a big, collective shrug of indifference, according to a new survey.
I’ve learned about so many new kinds of extreme weather in the last year or so — thanks, global warming! First there were haboobs, then derechos, and now this thing, which might have been a tornado but might also have been a “water spout over land,” i.e. a landspout. DO NOT OPEN THE DOOR IT IS NOT A CANDYGRAM.
We have no problem saying "smoking causes cancer." It's time to start being just as frank when talking about carbon pollution's negative effects.
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