Weather & Global Warming
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- Many 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.
The IPCC Climate Change Report Sheds Light on How Wind Patterns Could Change DrasticallyIn 2021, the IPCC published a climate change report documenting the ways wind patterns will change for the worse. Here's what you need to know.
Climate Scientist Asks Twitter Users to Describe the Climate Crisis in One WordNASA Climate Scientist, Peter Kalmus, polled Twitter users on what one word they would use to describe the ongoing climate crisis.
Obama Channels David Attenborough in Netflix's 'Our Great National Parks'Barack Obama serves as the narrator for a new documentary series on Netflix, 'Our Great National Parks,' which debuted on April 13, 2022.
On Neptune, Dramatic Temperature Changes Leave Scientists PuzzledOn Neptune, dramatic temperature changes were observed as part of a new study, leaving scientists puzzled.
Billionaire Bill Gates Has Been Invested in Climate Change Research for Many Years Now — DetailsAmerican businessman Bill Gates is best known as the founder of Microsoft, but what are his thoughts on climate change? Here's the scoop on his beliefs.
Bill Gates' New Doc, 'Solving for Zero,' Showcases Climate Change Solutions That Could Actually WorkThe upcoming documentary 'Solving for Zero' and subsequent educational series, are based on Bill Gates' book, and feature him, too.
Here’s Why California’s Low Snowpack Is Setting off Alarms for Climate ScientistsWhy is the snowpack in the state of California alarmingly low? The Golden State is unfortunately experiencing an ongoing drought, due to the snowpack.
Global Warming Is Wreaking Havoc On the El Niño/Southern Oscillation CycleChanges in the El Niño/Southern Oscillation cycle are intensifying the effects of global warming and vise versa, creating more widespread damage.
Climate Change Will Affect Humanity in Many Significant Ways — Here's What You Need to KnowClimate change is a universal issue that will deeply affect humanity for many years to come. Here's how climate change will affect us if left unaddressed.
Madeleine Albright Passes Away at 84 — Where Did She Stand on Climate Issues?Madeleine Albright passed this week away at 84. Where did the former secretary of state stand on climate change issues?
Severe Storms in Houston Trigger Flash Flood and Tornado WarningsHouston, Texas is under tornado watch and many residents have received flash flood warnings, after a major storm slammed southeast Texas.
Antarctica Reaches Record-Breaking Temperatures, Weighing in at 70 Degrees Hotter Than AverageSome parts of Antarctica measured at over 70 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) hotter than average.
'The Race to Save the World' Documentary Highlights Everyday People Fighting Against Climate Change (Exclusive)Director Joe Gantz opens up exclusively to 'Green Matters' about his documentary 'The Race to Save the World,' which highlights climate change activism.
Sinkholes Are Forming on the Arctic Seafloor, Due to Rising TemperaturesWhy are sinkholes forming on the Arctic seafloor? Because of climate change, permafrost is melting about 500 feet below the ocean's surface.
Famous 'Migrant Mother' Photograph Evidently Has a Climate-Related BackstoryYou've likely seen the iconic "Migrant Mother" photograph that was snapped in 1936 by Dorthea Lange — evidently, it has a climate-related backstory.
Smoke From Argentina’s Wildfires Is Currently Suffocating ParaguayWhat is creating the smog in Paraguay? The South American country is filled with suffocating smoke, as a result of the wildfires in Argentina.
Avalanche Warnings Across the U.S. Endangering Mountainside CommunitiesAvalanche warnings across the U.S. are currently a major concern for mountainside communities — but what causes avalanches in the first place?
UN Climate Change Report Is "An Atlas of Human Suffering," With Bleakest Prognosis YetIs it just us, or is it starting to feel like the UN climate change reports never bring good news?
Where SCOTUS Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson Stands on Climate IssuesWhere does Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson stand on climate change issues?
Facebook Broke Its Promise to Properly Label Climate Denial PostsAlthough Facebook promised to label its climate denier information, whistleblowers and a recent study found the company broke its promise.
The Meat Industry Uses Over 100,000 Tons of Pesticides Annually, New Study ShowsThe meat industry has a larger impact on the environment than we've realized, as a new study shows it uses over 100,000 tons of pesticides annually.
New Study Pinpoints When the Sea Levels First Started RisingWhen did the sea levels start rising? Although global warming was only first officially noticed within the last century, a new study pinpoints the year.
A Restaurant Accidentally Spilled 50,000 Gallons of Sewage Into Newport Beach's WatersA massive sewage spill in Newport Beach has forced beaches to shut down.
Argentina’s Wildfires Are Getting Worse, Having Burned Over 500,000 HectaresWhat's going on with the wildfires in Argentina? The South American country is experiencing some of the worst wildfires in decades, which are wiping out wildlife.
February 2022’s Full Moon Is Valentine’s Day Week — So Expect RomanceThe February 2022 full moon, aka the Snow Moon, will be making an appearance this week — here's how to see it, what it represents, and more.