Weather & Global Warming
Learn more about how our changing climate affects our weather.
- Is there a correlation between wildfires and droughts? You've probably noticed that certain regions experience them simultaneously — here's why.
Climate Controversy: Meteorologist Cliff Mass Claims Climate Change Doesn't Cause Heat WavesCliff Mass says climate change does not cause heat waves — and the meteorologist is getting flack from climate scientists.
The Palm Oil Industry Is Causing Widespread Deforestation — but What Can Be Done?Humanity’s need for palm oil is causing widespread deforestation in Southeast Asia, but what can be done?
Turkey Wildfires: Why the Country Is Burning, and How to HelpTurkey is currently experiencing an influx of wildfires that are destroying businesses and ecosystems — but what is causing the country's fires?
Wildfires Are Currently Ravaging the Italian Island of SardiniaThe gorgeous Italian island of Sardinia is currently being ravaged by a wildfire, which has forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes.
Canada Is Battling More Than 180 Wildfires: Spots to Avoid If You Plan to Travel ThereThe destructive Canadian wildfires are a clear result of climate change-driven heat waves.
5 of the Worst Wildfires in Modern History — and Their Connection to Climate ChangeWildfires are one of the most destructive natural disasters in existence, and some of the very worst have happened in recent years.
Lungs of the Earth? Two Amazon Regions Now Produce More CO2 Than They AbsorbParts of the Amazon rainforest are actually emitting more CO2 than they’re absorbing — a devastating sign that the climate crisis just keeps getting worse.
Forest Fires Are Raging in Montana, Likely Due to Climate ChangeForest fires in Montana have been raging since the start of summer 2021, but what caused these dangerous disasters in the first place?
The 2021 Northwest Heat Wave: Death Tolls Rise in Canada, Oregon, WashingtonThe heat wave death toll in Canada and the Pacific Northwest is rising alongside temperatures.
Several Western U.S. Cities Impose Bans on July 4 Fireworks to Prevent WildfiresSeveral Western U.S. states have banned fireworks for July 4, in an attempt to prevent wildfires across the state.
Couple In Joshua Tree Fined for Destroying Iconic Desert VegetationWho are Jeffrey Walter and Jonetta Nordberg-Walter? The couple, who recently bought Joshua Tree property, was fined for destroying native vegetation.
What to Know About the Relentless Pacific Northwest Heat WavesWhat is causing the heat waves in the Pacific Northwest? Washington and Oregon's latest heat waves are connected to the effects of global warming.
How Climate Change Affects DroughtsDroughts are ravaging the western half of the U.S. and many believe that climate change is the main culprit.
Worried About the Gas Shortage? What's Happening, Which States Are Affected, and MoreYou've most likely heard about a rumored gas shortage that's affecting drivers nationwide — here's what's causing it, and which states are affected.
Most Wildfires Are Caused by These Human ActivitiesWildfires are often caused by human foolishness, but what other natural phenomena can contribute to their severity?
Are Wildfires Considered Natural Disasters, or Are They Chiefly Caused By Humans?Wildfires have become a dangerously common occurrence these days, but are these deadly tempests of flame natural disasters, or exclusively man-made?
Facts, Causes, and Worrying Trends Related to WildfiresWildfires have been growing in severity for the past few years, and since wildfire season is coming up, here are important facts used by experts.
Did Climate Change Cause Dinosaurs to Go Extinct?Is it possible that some ancient form of climate change caused the extinction of the dinosaurs?
Rainforest Destruction Surged in 2020, at 12 Percent Increase From 2019Rainforest destruction increased by 12 percent from 2019 to 2020, with a total of 12.2 million hectares of tree cover being wiped out in 2020.
What Started the Nepal Fires? Here's What's Happening in the South Asian CountryWhat started Nepal's fires? The South Asian country is currently in flames — and covered in smog and smoke — after a particularly tough dry season.
How Global Warming May Eventually Lead to Global ExtinctionGlobal warming has already affected the environment in a myriad of ways, but will it eventually cause global extinction? Here's what research says.
What Is the Most Dangerous Type of Air Pollution? Experts Say It Could Be Wildfire SmokeWhat is the most toxic type of air pollution? According to a recent study, wildfire smoke may be more dangerous than other forms of air pollution.
Australia Is Experiencing an Influx of Wildfires, Once AgainIs Australia experiencing wildfires in 2021? After a tumultuous 2020, western Australian communities are suffering from devastating fires, once again.
Humans Could Completely Destroy the Amazon Rainforest by 2064The Amazon rainforest could dry up past the point of no return by 2064, and essentially collapse, according to a new study.
What Is Ecological Succession and How Does It Shape the Environment?Understanding ecological succession is not nearly as difficult as it sounds, especially if you understand the basic principles of evolution.
Bushfires Have Burned Half of Australia’s Fraser Island in the Past Six WeeksBushfires have been burning through Australia’s Fraser Island since mid-October, having tragically burned about 50 percent of the island.