extreme weather


Will Climate Get Some Respect Now?

Wed, 10/31/2012 (All day)

President Obama and Mitt Romney seemed determined not to discuss climate change in this campaign. So thanks to Hurricane Sandy for forcing the issue: Isn’t it time to talk not only about weather, but also about climate?


Summer from Hell: Climate Change Makes Its Presence Known

Tue, 09/04/2012 (All day)

The summer of 2012 has come to a close, but it won’t be forgotten anytime soon. It delivered one extreme weather event after another, from heat waves to freak storms, wildfires to drought. People lost their homes and livelihoods, yet even as they try to pick up the pieces, more powerful weather systems are looming on the horizon.


Hottest Month On Record: July 2012

Wed, 08/08/2012 (All day)

July 2012 was officially not only the warmest July on record, but also the warmest month ever recorded for the lower 48 states, according to a report released Wednesday by scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center.


Climate Change, Extreme Weather Linked In Studies Examining Texas Drought And U.K. Heat

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 9:15am

* 2011 was among 15 warmest years globally - U.S. agency

* Extreme weather events show influence of climate change

* Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere reaches new high

By Deborah Zabarenko

WASHINGTON, July 10 (Reuters) - Climate change increased the odds for the kind of extreme weather that prevailed in 2011, a year that saw severe drought in Texas, unusual heat in England and was one of the 15 warmest years on record, scientists reported on Tuesday.


'We have seen the enemy': Bangladesh's war against climate change

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 8:13am

Devastating cyclones, floods and ruined crops have made Bangladesh 'the world's most aware society on climate change'
John Vidal in Gazipara
guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 9 May 2012 08.17 EDT