May 20th, 2019 | by Rocky Mountain Institute
Today, 40% of the world’s population resides within the hot tropical regions, where many of whom are exposed to potentially life-threatening temperatures for at least 20 days a year. Approximately 12,000 people die around the world annually due to heatwaves, and as our planet warms, these temperature surges are becoming more intense. Extreme heat often affects the most vulnerable populations, leaving them at risk. The World Health Organization estimates that, by 2050, more than 255,000 people could be killed annually from extreme heat waves
May 14th, 2019 | by Nexus Media
“We have to act fast, and achieve the biggest possible impact with the actions we take.”
April 21st, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen
A novel partnership between Torqeedo, part of the DEUTZ group working with marine electric mobility, and VIKING, a manufacturer and service provider in offshore safety, has popped up. It's an innovative new evacuation system with an electric inflatable liferaft
April 5th, 2019 | by Nexus Media
Extreme weather is incurring expensive repair costs, forcing the Air Force to curtail operations
December 19th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan
It's the 13th year of NOAA's brilliant, visually beautiful, and timely Arctic Report Card. (Full 2018 PDF here.)
July 19th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor
“The environmental threat to our world is greater than any time in human history. Just look around. We’re already seeing the impacts of climate change seared across the world.”
Mention Canada to anyone almost anywhere and several things spring immediately to mind. Famously polite people. Very, very good hockey players. A culture of inclusion. And Tim Horton’s
May 28th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor
While the climate crisis affects some places more acutely than others, the writing’s on the wall everywhere: We need to accelerate the global shift from the dirty fossil fuels driving climate change to renewables so we can power our lives. Here's a look at the
February 4th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor
Americans don’t take extreme weather seriously enough. A little dramatic flair could help.
November 23rd, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
A combination of natural disasters and extreme weather events impacting the entire globe is likely to mean 2017 will be the most expensive on record according to 28 insurance industry organizations.
October 6th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor
Hunter Cutting, director of the Climate Signals project, explains how climate change has amplified the damage done by hurricanes by increasing both the reach of storm surge and the volume of rainfall and by lifting the power ceiling of storms.
September 30th, 2017 | by James Ayre
The fossil fuel industry has cost the US around $240 billion a year over the last decade through the effects of extreme weather and air pollution, according to a new study from the non-profit Universal Ecological Fund. That's $240 billion per year
August 9th, 2017 | by James Ayre
Roughly two out of every three people living in Europe will be affected yearly by extreme weather by the year 2100, according to a new study published in The Lancet Planetary Health.
These findings are based on a scenario where greenhouse gas emissions aren't reduced from current levels, and where policies that would help to reduce the impacts of extreme weather aren't put into action
April 24th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor
Liberals and conservatives see extreme weather very differently.
April 13th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor
Using measurements, the authors documented what conditions led to extreme weather patterns that persisted for extended durations. They found that many occur when the jet stream becomes stationary with the undulations stuck in place. They also saw that under certain situations, the jet stream undulations do not dissipate in time; they become trapped in a wave guide.
March 26th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor
When it comes to our changing climate, if we fail to reduce the fossil fuel emissions that are trapping the sun’s heat and warming our world, we will soon cross a threshold – and there will be no turning back. It’s just that simple.
November 18th, 2016 | by James Ayre
2016 is very likely to be the hottest year on record when it's over, according to a new assessment from the World Meteorological Organization. As it stands, preliminary data are showing that global temperatures in 2016 are roughly 1.2° Celsius above pre-industrial levels -- not far below the supposed "safe" limit of 1.5° Celsius above pre-industrial levels
November 14th, 2016 | by Guest Contributor
We used to say that global warming was like the steroid era in baseball: You couldn’t say that any single hit was the product of steroids, but the home-run boom looked awfully suspicious.
Likewise, the surge in extreme weather lined up neatly with the rise in carbon pollution, even if people couldn’t say that any one flood or heat wave was the product of human activity — at least, that’s how experts used to explain it
August 25th, 2016 | by Chris Dragon
It’s 5:43 am and I can’t sleep. The fire is mounting another assault. On August 7th, rumor has it that [&hellip
April 12th, 2016 | by Sandy Dechert
Wondering how prepared your state is for upcoming changes in climate? If you’re in Texas, you might be in for [&hellip
February 9th, 2015 | by Sandy Dechert
In this critical year for climate, the United States has just obtained a superior information and action tool in UNPRECEDENTED: Can Civilization [&hellip
January 16th, 2015 | by Silvio Marcacci
A new Stanford University study pegs the social cost of carbon at $220/ton, 6x higher than U.S. estimates, and a potential trillion-dollar economic threat
July 3rd, 2014 | by Silvio Marcacci
Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Vermont have joined the growing number of states taking climate adaptation into their own hands in lieu of federal action
April 25th, 2014 | by Silvio Marcacci
America's cities are cutting emissions while boosting clean energy and climate resilience, reports a new survey from the U.S. Conference of Mayors
January 22nd, 2014 | by Silvio Marcacci
Massachusetts has launched a $50 million resiliency plan to harden the state's power grid, waterfront communities, and public health against climate change impacts