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July 29, 2019

Wild Weather Shortens Penultimate Stages of Tour de France

Mother Nature had the final say on today's stage! #TDF2019 — #TDF2019 on NBCSN (@NBCSNCycling) July 26, 2019 Imagine 155 of the most elite bicycle racers in the world barreling through the Alps, rounding hairpin turns next to steep...

May 28, 2019

80 UN Nations Plan to Step Up Their Paris Climate Commitments

According to a story the New York Times broke yesterday, 80 countries want to increase their climate pledges ahead of schedule under the Paris climate accord. The United Nations explained that this signals some of them would do so at a summit of world leaders in...

Extreme Heat Hits the Southeast over Memorial Day Weekend

Over the holiday weekend, parts of the Southeast United States experienced record high heat conditions with places like Jacksonville, FL hitting over 100° F and catching residents unprepared for sweltering summer conditions so early in the year. The National Weather...

February 26, 2019

Climate change could cause Earth’s cooling clouds to disappear

A new study published by Cal Tech researchers in the journal Nature Geoscience has discovered that climate change and increased atmospheric CO2 could cause stratocumulus clouds to disappear. While stratocumulus clouds aren’t as fluffy as cumulus clouds or as...

February 13, 2019

How will climate change warm your city?

Each year extreme heat kills more Americans than any other extreme weather event and for many cities, the future means that average highs will only continue to rise.  As CNN reported, the past five years have already been the hottest on record for our planet, but new...

February 7, 2019

2018 Was Fourth Hottest Year on Record According to NOAA and NASA

The numbers are in from both science agencies that keep climate records, and it was another hot one in 2018 — the fourth warmest average annual global temperature in history.  It comes in fourth only to the three years that preceded it — 2015, 2016, and...