Weather & Global Warming
Learn more about how our changing climate affects our weather.
- Why are there more cases of Lyme disease than ever? Recent studies imply there may be a link between the tick-borne illness and climate change.
At Least Eight People Dead as a Result of Eastern Kentucky Floods (UPDATES)After approximately 8 inches of rain, eastern Kentucky's floods have resulted in hundreds of homes destroyed, and at least three people dead.
7.0-Magnitude Earthquake in Philippines Kills at Least Five PeopleAn earthquake in the Philippines on Wednesday has been designated 7.0 in magnitude.
Record-Breaking St. Louis Flash Flood Forces Home Evacuations by BoatOvernight, a St. Louis flash food has broken the record for most rainfall in the major Missouri city, prompting a Flash Flood Warning.
California's Oak Fire Has Burned 16,000 Acres, Is Only 10 Percent ContainedThe Oak Fire near Yosemite National Park broke out on Friday, and has continued to blaze across the area for days.
The Oil Industry Makes $2.8 Billion in Profit Every Day, New Data FindsNew data found that the oil and gas industry has made a profit of $2.8 billion every day for the last five decades.
The Current Heat Waves Are Global Warming in Action — When Will They End?When will these heat waves end? Global warming is currently causing record-breaking high temperatures around the world.
Alaska Has Endured Over 500 Wildfires This Year AloneSummer 2022 has been a rough one for many parts of the U.S. — including Alaska. The coldest U.S. state has witnessed over 500 wildfires in 2022.
Weak Infrastructure and Inclement Weather Created Bronx Sinkhole, Reports SayNew Yorkers were seriously shocked when a sinkhole swallowed a mini van in the Bronx — but what caused this shocking event?
The Cause of a Fire in Lincoln, Calif. Has Yet to Be DeterminedFires tore through rural California this past weekend, though the Riosa fire, which ignited in a remote part of Lincoln, was quickly contained.
Texas’ Soaring Temperatures Coincide With Relentless Smog CloudDo heatwaves cause smog? Although smog isn't a side effect of heatwaves everywhere, they do sometimes overlap due to a correlation.
Climate Change and Power Blackouts Are Related — Here's What You Need to KnowClimate change constantly impacts day-to-day lives, but could it also impact the frequency of power blackouts? Here's what you need to know.
Map Shows That Much of Southwestern France Is Currently Suffering From Serious WildfiresThe fires in Europe have spread to parts of France — as you can see on a few different maps, various regions nationwide are being evacuated.
Jane Goodall Now Has Her Own Barbie Doll, and We Promise It Isn’t Just for KidsYou heard it here first, folks — beloved ethologist, Jane Goodall, now has her own Barbie doll to honor her achievements as a conservation hero.
The Environmental Implications of Falling Gas PricesAlthough gas prices surged, thanks to the Russian-Ukraine war, they are now falling once again, implying the demand has drastically decreased.
Scientists Discover a New Year-Round Ozone Hole — What Could It Mean for Life on Earth?University of Waterloo scientists discovered a new year-round ozone hole, detailing vague implications for what it could mean for life on Earth.
The Documentary 'Global Warning' Presents a New Look at Climate ChangeA new documentary called 'Global Warning' from Canada aims to show a balanced approach to the climate change debate. Here's how to watch.
Tropical Storm Bonnie May Be the First Hurricane of Summer 2022If you live anywhere along the U.S. coast, you're likely aware of the impending Tropical storm Bonnie — here's what you need to know, to be prepared.
How a Seattle-Based Startup Is Reforesting Areas Affected by WildfiresA Seattle-based startup called DroneSeed is helping reforest areas in the Pacific Northwest affected by wildfires, by spreading seeds with drones.
Parts of the U.S. Have Been Experiencing Chilly Summer Weather — Here’s WhyFor some, the start to summer 2022 has been chillier than summer's past, but why is that the case? We're exploring why this might be.
Whiskey Company Aims to Decrease Invasive Population With Green Crab-Infused WhiskeyAlthough it isn't vegan, a distillery in New Hampshire, is incorporating invasive green crabs into their new creation, known as Crab Trapper Whiskey.
What to Know About Afghanistan’s 5.9-Magnitude EarthquakeIn June 2022, a massive 5.9-magnitude earthquake slammed Afghanistan, killing hundreds of innocent people.
How Climate Change Affects Biodiversity in Marine EcosystemsThe impact of climate change doesn't just affect humans. Here are the ways climate change affects biodiversity in marine ecosystems, explained.
Thousands of Cows in Kansas Were Tragically Killed — Here’s What HappenedWhy did 3,000 cows die in Kansas over the last two days? Reports from farmers say their cattle has not been able to withstand the heatwave.
The Ongoing Heat Wave: What's Causing It, How Long It Will Last, and When It Will EndThe ongoing heat wave has many wondering what's causing it, how long it will last, and when it will end.
While Some Consider Forest Thinning a Necessity for Places Like Yosemite, Others Do NotMany heavily forested areas, particularly in regions prone to wildfires, undergo a process called forest thinning. However, many want to ban it.
Arizona’s Monsoon Season Is Starting — Here Are the Predictions So FarMonsoon season is beginning in the U.S. southwest on June 15 — and while it sounds intense, rain is what the highly arid region needs right now.
The 2022 Hurricane Season Outlook Predicts "Above-Average Hurricane Activity"Hurricane season typically lasts between June through November. Here's what you can expect in the 2022 hurricane season outlook from meteorologists.
Miami-Dade County Issues a No-Swim Advisory, Thanks to Sewer OverflowResidents of Miami-Dade County are facing widespread no-swim advisories, after serious flooding led to sewer overflow across the region.
How Climate Town Is Bridging Humor and Climate Education on YouTube (Exclusive)Climate Town is a YouTube channel, hosted by Rollie Williams, filled with episodes that make climate education hilarious.
Tropical Storm Alex Is Currently Making Its Way Through the CaribbeanThe map of tropical storm Alex shows its path through the Carribean — after slamming Cuba and Florida, it's making its way through Bermuda.
Finland’s Climate Goals Are Ambitious but Hopefully AchievableFinland recently set a new climate goal to achieve net zero emissions by 2035, and carbon negativity moving forward — here's how that works.
Climate Change Could Completely Consume the Siberian Tundra by 2050, Studies ShowUnfortunately, the Siberian Tundra could be completely destroyed by 2050.
Here’s What You Need to Know About Hurricane Agatha 2022Hurricane Agatha 2022 is a major storm that's made landfall in Mexico — here's what you need to know about the storm's path, and sustained damage so far.
Ahead of Fire Season, Australia Surpasses Several Rainfall RecordsAlthough Australia tends to be dry and prone to wildfires this time of year, the land down under is seeing record amounts of rain, thanks to La Niña.
Hurricanes Could Be Worse This Season, With the Gulf of Mexico’s Loop CurrentA loop current in the Gulf of Mexico could make for an extra intense hurricane season — here's why.
The Pros and Cons of Using Water Pipelines to Mitigate DroughtsA proposed water pipeline would carry water from the Pacific Ocean into Utah's almost-dried up Great Salt Lake, which has been facing a major shortage.
New Tool Determines the Probability of Your Home Facing WildfiresWhether you're in an area vulnerable to fires, or if you're situated in an area saturated by rain, using Risk Factor could be good when buying a home.
Derecho Slams South Dakota, Creating Mass DestructionSouth Dakota, and other parts of the midwest, were slammed by a massive derecho, which created mass chaos in the region.
When Exactly Did Climate Change Start? Inside the History of Climate StudiesWhen did climate change start? The Anthropocene Epoch, an "unofficial interval of geologic time," began in 1950. What about climate change?
These Shocking Facts About Climate Change Might Be a Wake-Up CallThe climate crisis is ever-looming, but how much do you really know about what's happening? Here are a few shocking facts that could serve as a wake-up call.
Rising Sea Levels Are Causing Homes in North Carolina’s Outer Banks to CollapseBecause of rising sea levels and erosion, which are triggered by climate change, houses in North Carolina's Outer Banks are collapsing into the ocean.
How Climate Change Caused the Great Barrier Reef's Latest Mass Coral Bleaching EventWhat is happening to the Great Barrier Reef, exactly? New data from the Australian government show that climate change has caused coral bleaching across most of the Great Barrier Reef.
Acid Rain Has Been Wreaking Havoc on Our Planet for DecadesAcid rain, which is a side effect of global warming, is wreaking havoc on planet Earth in more ways than one.
Biden Declares the 2022 New Mexico Fires a "Disaster"Ecosystems and communities across the state of New Mexico are in danger, as rampant wildfires scorch much of the already-dry southwestern state.
John and Ann Doerr's $1.1 Billion Donation Will Start a Climate School at StanfordJohn Doerr and Ann Doerr just donated $1.1 billion dollars to fund a new climate change school at Stanford University.
Devastating Heat Wave in India and Pakistan Highlights Need for Clean EnergyWhat is the reason for this heat wave in India and Pakistan? As you could probably imagine, the climate crisis and global heating are at play here.
One-Fifth of Reptiles Could Go Extinct Thanks to Climate Change, New Research SaysAre reptiles about to go extinct? New research says that one fifth of species worldwide could face extinction, with the ongoing climate crisis.
'Youth v Gov' Documentary, About Youth-Led Climate Lawsuit, Is Coming to NetflixThe newest documentary coming to Netflix is 'Youth v Gov,' about the 'Juliana v. The United States of America' lawsuit and the youth involved in it.
Climate Activist Wynn Alan Bruce Has Died After Protesting Outside the Supreme CourtClimate activist Wynn Alan Bruce self-immolated outside of the Supreme Court, and unfortunately has died, in protest of the ongoing climate crisis.