Weather & Global Warming
Learn more about how our changing climate affects our weather.
- How do sponge cities work? Here’s what you need to know about this nature-based solution, and how it can prevent floods and provide other benefits.
The Interesting Method Behind How Hurricanes Are NamedHow are hurricanes named? Well, hurricane names might seem random, but there’s actually a method that scientists use to name them.
Al Gore Presents Climate TRACE's AI-Based Emissions Data on 70,000 Polluters at COP27Climate TRACE, which Al Gore is a founding member of, has published new data identifying more than 70,000 polluting sites.
What Was the Worst Flood in U.S. History? A Look at This 1927 DisasterThe worst flood in U.S. history was the Great Mississippi Flood. It spanned over 27,000 square miles and caused 246 deaths. It was one of the most destructive floods in American history.
Climate Activists Barricade Airports in 13 Countries, Demanding Governments Ban Private JetsProtests in over a dozen countries this week focused on asking world leaders to ban private jets.
Where to Move if You Are Concerned About Climate Change — and Where to AvoidIf you are looking to move, consider moving to one of these climate-resilient states.
Herschel Walker's Climate Policies: Are the Candidate's Controversial Remarks on Trees for Real?What are Herschel Walker’s climate change policies like? And is he right about the world already having enough trees?
The Most Significant Earthquake in More Than Four Years Shakes Romania — Aftershocks LikelyEven though Romania isn't necessarily known for its earthquakes, one of the largest since 2018 has shaken the southeastern European country.
As Climate Mitigation Efforts Stumble, We Need Climate Adaptation More Than EverWhat does adaptation to climate change involve, exactly? A new UN report asserts that we are behind on climate change adaptation measures.
Fall 2022 Has Been Unseasonably Warm — Will We Have a Proper Autumn Before Winter Comes?Why is it so warm this fall? Even though we've had a few chilly days here and there, it almost feels like summer never ended.
On the Bright Side, Climate Change Is Creating More RainbowsEven though climate change is making our planet uglier in every way possible, it could contribute to the appearance of more rainbows.
New Report Finds Startling Emissions Gaps Between Wealthy and PoorThe UN's Emissions Gap Report found that the chances of us staying on track to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement are pretty abysmal.
Tropical Storm Lisa to Close Out the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane SeasonTropical Storm Lisa is closing out the 2022 hurricane season. After forming in the Caribbean Sea, it's expected to make a path through Central America.
The Ozone Hole Over Antarctica May Be Shrinking — Is This a Good Sign?Is the ozone hole shrinking? Scientists have noticed the ozone hole above Antartica is getting smaller, which may be a good sign for global warming.
Are Emperor Penguins Endangered? The Species Is Now Protected by the ESAAre Emperor penguins endangered? The species is now protected by the Endangered Species Act, according to an announcement made earlier this week.
From Outer Space, NASA's EMIT Identifies Methane "Super-Emitters" on EarthNASA’s EMIT program’s recent mission identified 50 methane “super-emitters” around planet Earth.
5.1-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes San Jose, With up to 15 Possible AftershocksA 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck near the San Jose, Calif. neighborhood of Seven Trees. Experts worry it could be followed by up to 15 aftershocks.
Global Warming Makes Winter Colder and Hotter — This Is HowGlobal warming makes winters colder and hotter. In general, winters are becoming warmer. But a study found that a disruption in the polar vortex can cause extremely cold weather.
Though They Put on a Fab Light Show, Auroras Tore a 250-Mile Hole in the Ozone LayerWhile auroras are one of the most gorgeous natural phenomena, they reportedly tore a 250-mile hole in the earth's ozone layer.
What You Need to Know About This Year's COP27 AgendaCOP27 will be held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The COP27 agenda consists of equity, food security, climate finance, clean energy, water security, and climate vulnerability.
Relief Is Short-Lived, as Flooding Continues in Costa RicaAs rains and ongoing floods devastate the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, recovery time is limited, with increased inclement weather on the rise.
What Are NDCs? Here's How They Can Help Fight Climate ChangeNationally determined contributions (NDCs) outline the actions a country is going to take to reduce the impacts of climate change. NDCs are part of the Paris Agreement.
The Audi Emissions Scandal: What You Need to KnowThe Audi emissions scandal happened when Volkswagen sold over half a million cars in the U.S. equipped with software designed to cheat on emissions tests.
Earthquakes May Be Triggered by Dead Plankton, According to a Recent StudyA new study shows that centuries-old dead plankton along the ocean floor may trigger earthquakes.
This California City Could Run Out of Water by the End of the YearCoalinga, Calif. is expected to possibly run out of water by the end of the year.
Tracking Tropical Storm Karl, Before It Makes Landfall on FridayWhere is Tropical Storm Karl expected to hit? The storm is expected to make landfall Friday, with some areas expecting up to a foot of rain.
Why Is the Mississippi River So Low? Climate Change Has Caused Mayhem Along the RiverWhy the Mississippi River so low in 2022? Here's the scoop.
Torrential Rains in Venezuela Trigger Fatal Floods and LandslidesWhat's going on in Venezuela? Currently, the South American country is suffering from mudslides and floods, after experiencing torrential rains.
Are All Solar Panels Storm-Proof? How to Prepare For the WorstAre solar panels storm-proof? Even though solar panels tend to be pretty sturdy, there are some brands that label themselves as "storm-proof."
Hurricane Ian Fatalities: What Early Reports Are Saying About FloridiansHere’s what we know so far about the Hurricane Ian death toll.
Hurricane Ian Results in Mandatory Evacuations and a Potential TornadoAlthough Hurricane Ian is only the fourth storm of the season, it may be the worst — take a look on the following updates on mandatory evacuations.
Seattle’s Air Quality Is So Bad Right Now, Residents Are Encouraged to Stay InsideWhy are Seattle residents being encouraged to stay inside? The Pacific Northwestern city's air quality is so bad right now, it could be dangerous.
Tropical Storm Hermine: The 2022 Hurricane’s Path, Predictions, and MoreTropical storm Hermine is the next named storm of 2022 — it's expected to slam the Gulf of Mexico and Florida Panhandle within the next week.
Tropical Storm Gaston Forms Just After Hurricane Fiona Slams Puerto RicoAfter forming off the coast of the Azores islands, Tropical storm Gaston is making its path northeast, hopefully remaining in open waters.
7.6-Magnitude Earthquake Slams Mexico on the Same Date as Deadly 1985 and 2017 QuakesWhat happened in Colima, Mexico? A 7.6-magnitude quake shook the country's central Pacific coast on Monday, on the same date as other deadly quakes.
Hurricane Fiona Relief: Where to Donate to Help Puerto RicoHere's how you can help Puerto Rico during Hurricane Fiona.
Hurricane Fiona Leaves 1 Million Without Power in Puerto Rico — and Climate Change Is Making It All WorseThose in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic are currently dealing with Hurricane Fiona, a deadly hurricane that has caused severe floods, left many without power and running water, and destroyed various roads and homes.
Taiwan Earthquake of at Least 6.8-Magnitude Results in Fatalities, Damage, and MoreAn earthquake of at least 6.8-magnitude has slammed Taiwan, resulting in damage, fatalities, injuries, and more.
Tropical Storm Fiona Formed in the Atlantic, and Is on a Path Towards Puerto RicoWhat path is Tropical Storm Fiona taking? After forming in the Atlantic Ocean, storm trackers believe it's heading to Puerto Rico.
Golden State Residents Fear a Major Earthquake May Be On Its WayIs an earthquake coming to the Bay Area? Residents of northern California are concerned of a major earthquake that may be coming.
What Is a Megadrought? The Facts on the Megadrought in the Western U.S.In the U.S., a megadrought in the West and Southwest has been persisting for decades, with no sign of relief in sight.
The “Triple Dip” La Niña: What It Is, and How It Affects Life on EarthWhat is a “triple-dip” La Niña? This pattern of weather events is rather unusual, as this is the first of its kind in the last 100 years.
How Climate Change Causes Lung Cancer in Non-Smokers, According to New FindingsA new study sheds a bright light on how exactly air pollution causes lung cancer in people who do not smoke cigarettes.
Study Finds Earth Is On the Verge of Hitting Five Climate Tipping Points — but "There Are Grounds for Hope"We are headed towards tipping points of climate change, a new study asserts.
Clint Eastwood Encourages Animal Protection in New Doc ‘Why on Earth’'Why on Earth' is a new documentary that explores the connection between humans, animals, and planet Earth.
Research Find That Beavers Are Considered Valuable in the Fight Against Climate ChangeEven though beavers are technically rodents, which some consider to be pests, they evidently create conditions that help stave off climate change.
How Cooling Clothing Can Help You Stay Cool In Extreme HeatCooling clothing can add another layer of protection when facing extreme heat and sun.
A Third of Pakistan Is Underwater From Destructive Flooding: How to Donate to Flood ReliefSevere floods have left about a third of Pakistan under water, in what UN Secretary-General António Guterres is calling a “monsoon on steroids.”
Greenland's Massive Ice Sheet Is Melting So Fast That It's Causing Major Sea Level RiseA new study has discovered that the melting of the Greenland ice sheet has a number of stronger effects on the planet than previously thought.
China Deploys Cloud-Seeding Planes to Provide Heat Wave Relief — How Does the Process Work?How does cloud seeding work? China has deployed cloud seeding planes across parts of the country to hopefully provide some heat wave relief.