Did an exceptional iceberg sink the Titanic?
While the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 is typically blamed on human, design and construction errors, a new Significance paper points to 2 other unfavorable factors outside human control: there were a grea ...
Study finds possible link between Arctic change and extreme mid-latitude weather
Trapped atmospheric waves triggered more weather extremes
Weather extremes in the summer—such as the record heat wave in the United States that hit corn farmers and worsened wildfires in 2012—have reached an exceptional number in the last ten years. Man-made ...
What do Google searches tell us about our climate change fears?
Republicans search the Net for information about the weather, climate change and global warming during extremely hot or cold spells. Democrats Google these terms when they experience changes in the average temperatures. These ...
Climate scientist proposes extremely cold 2014 winter link to global warming
White House calls for urgent climate change action
The White House called Tuesday for urgent action to combat climate change, as it released a study on the impact of global warming across the United States and key sectors of the US economy.
Final US climate report will present dire picture (Update)
The Obama administration is more certain than ever that global warming is changing Americans' daily lives and will worsen—conclusions that scientists will detail in a massive federal report to be released ...
Southeast England most at risk of rising deaths due to climate change
Warmer summers brought on by climate change will cause more deaths in London and southeast England than the rest of the country, scientists predict.
Obama unleashing power of data on climate change (Update)
The Obama administration hopes to fight global warming with the geeky power of numbers, maps and even gaming-type simulations.
Truck in the snow: Warming to hit future Winter Games
Global warming is casting a lengthening shadow over future Winter Olympics, boosting the risk that skiers will be competing on artificial or trucked-in snow, a new study suggests.
Get used to heat waves: Extreme El Nino events to double
Extreme weather events fuelled by unusually strong El Ninos, such as the 1983 heatwave that led to the Ash Wednesday bushfires in Australia, are likely to double in number as our planet warms.
Weakened 'polar vortex' blamed for N. American chill
The bitter chill gripping North America is a result of Arctic air that has spilled southwards, and global warming may be a cause, an expert said on Monday.
'Missing heat' discovery prompts new estimate of global warming
An interdisciplinary team of researchers say they have found 'missing heat' in the climate system, casting doubt on suggestions that global warming has slowed or stopped over the past decade.
Global warming is likely to increase severe thunderstorm conditions in US, researchers find
In 2012, 11 weather disasters in the United States crossed the billion-dollar threshold in economic losses. Seven of those events were related to severe thunderstorms. New climate analyses led by Stanford scientists indicate ...