Weather & Global Warming
Learn more about how our changing climate affects our weather.
- A new study frames mask mandates as the cause of increased PPE litter — but it's the system that's at fault.
Southern California’s Heat Wave Could Affect 2022 Super Bowl SpectatorsSouthern California — specifically the Los Angeles area — is about to face a serious heat wave, only a few days ahead of the 2022 Super Bowl.
Italian Constitution Edited to Protect Environment From Ongoing Climate CrisisThe Italian government has officially rewritten part of its constitution to include something about protecting the environment from climate change.
Tropical Cyclone Batsirai Has Displaced More Than 60,000 Madagascar ResidentsTropical Cyclone Batsirai slammed the island of Madagascar with torrential rain and winds, displacing about 55,000 residents and killing at least 20.
Thanks to Climate Change, Trees in Texas Are Legitimately ExplodingWhy are trees exploding in Texas right now? Because of the shockingly cold weather, many have lost power and sap-filled trees are exploding.
Constant Marine Heat Waves Are Triggering “Squid Blooms” Along the West CoastWhat are squid blooms? Marine heat waves along the west coast are causing the squid population to increase rapidly.
Sure, We Can Keep Fossil Fuels… If We End This One Other IndustryGovernment and corporate reluctance to stop drilling for fossil fuels has inspired some scientists to try and shift the focus to ending another industry that massively contributes to climate change: animal agriculture.
Texas Faces a Winter Storm Warning, With a Possible Power Outage in the Next Few DaysThe Lone Star State is currently in a panic, as winter storm warnings foreshadow quite a bit of snow, and yet another potential power outage.
More Than 20 Are Reported Dead After Floods Trigger Landslides in São PauloWhat's happening in Brazil? Floods and landslides have slammed the city of São Paulo, killing more than 19 residents and displacing families.
The 2022 Fridays for Future Global Climate Strike Is Coming Up — Here's What You Should KnowWhen is the next Global Climate Strike? Fridays For Future is hosting its next event in a few months — here's what you should know in advance.
How Climate Change Is Endangering Winter Olympic SportsAs global heating continues to get worse, in the near future, we could find ourselves without anywhere cold and snowy enough to host humanity’s favorite winter event: the Winter Olympics.
While Nepal’s Rhinos Are Resilient, They're No Match for Climate ChangeAlthough rhinoceroses in Nepal have dodged poachers for years, it seems as though the dwindling population is feeling the effects of climate change.
The Earth May Be Warming — but Its Core Is Cooling Faster Than We ThoughtEarth’s core is cooling faster than previously thought, a new study finds.
Here’s How Much Show We’ll Get From Winter Storm IzzyWhat is winter storm Izzy's path? Several parts of the U.S. are expecting to receive snow, high winds, and cold air from the Arctic this week.
In 'Don't Look Up' Fashion, Two Massive Asteroids Are Heading in Planet Earth’s DirectionDo asteroids relate to climate change? A massive asteroid is expected to almost hit planet Earth in 2029, though it's expected to hopefully miss us.
60 Percent Less Seeds Are Being Spread, Because Animals and Pollinators Are DyingWhich plants will go extinct? Climate change is first wiping out several animal species, before moving onto plants — but which ones are at risk?
2021 Was Officially One of the Hottest Years on RecordThe hottest years on record have all been in the past decade — that's not a good sign.
What Caused the Colorado Wildfires? Of Course, Climate Change Is at PlayWhat caused Colorado's Marshall and Middle Fork Fires?
Leo DiCaprio’s Advice for ‘Don’t Look Up’ Viewers Who Are Ready to “Stop Freaking Out & Start Doing Something”The meaning of Don’t Look Up is the same one that climate scientists have been trying to tell the public for decades — here’s how you can get involved.
Post-Christmas, 24 U.S. States Are Under “Extreme Weather Alerts” Thanks to Climate ChangeJust after Christmas, extreme weather alerts have been issued to 24 U.S. states, which experts are attributing to the ongoing climate crisis.
Chile’s Constitution Looks to Address Economic Concerns, SustainablyShortly after Gabriel Boric won Chile's election, a new constitution is being written to address economic strife as well as environmental issues.
California’s Wildfire Season Lasted For 75 Days This YearWhen does California's wildfire season end? This year, it seems as though the Golden State is facing a longer dry season due to climate change.
Climate Change Is Wreaking Havoc on Champagne Piot-Sevillano VineyardOn Sunday, Dec. 26, the owners of Champagne Piot-Sevillano Vineyard are going on '60 Minutes' to discuss how climate change affects vineyards.
Here’s What Causes Super Typhoons, Like the One That Slammed the Philippines Last WeekWhat causes a super typhoon? On Dec. 16 and 17, several islands in the Philippines were slammed by super typhoon Rai, which has an major death toll
The Ongoing Supply Chain Shortages: Are They Linked to Climate Change?The ongoing supply chain shortages are related to climate change for a number of reasons.
Tornadoes Killed Dozens in the Midwest This Weekend — Was Climate Change a Factor?Can climate change affect tornadoes?
Here’s Why Fog FormsWhy does fog form? Although the mysterious cloud formations are somewhat spooky, there's a science behind their
Earth’s “Black Box” Will Outlive Humankind, Gathering Climate Data and ResearchWhat is Earth's Black Box? Scientists have created an indestructible structure located in Tasmania that will collect all climate research and data.
Climate Change to Blame for Recent Flash Flooding — and Even Snow — in HawaiiAlthough Hawaii generally tends to experience tropical weather year-round, December 2021 has brought flooding and even some snow to the islands.
Arctic Ocean Has Been Warming Longer Than Scientists ThoughtA new study has found that the Arctic Ocean has been warming longer than scientists had previously thought, due to the escalation of global warming.
The Vancouver Floods Have Separated the City From the Rest of CanadaWhat is happening in the British Columbian city of Vancouver? Unfortunately, major ongoing floods have separated the city from the rest of Canada.
Hundreds in Egypt Injured After Major Storms Summon Scorpion AttacksWhy did storms in Egypt cause massive scorpion attacks? Hundreds of people were injured and at least three have been killed as of publication.
The Pacific Island Country of Tuvalu Is Sinking Due to Climate ChangeThe Pacific Island country of Tuvalu is sinking due to the effects of climate change, and many worry that it won't be long before it's underwater.
Yikes — Alpine Glaciers Are Melting So Much That WWI Tunnels Are Being ExposedHistorians are excited — yet terrified — that melting alpine glaciers are revealing previously buried WWI tunnels, and other artifacts from the time.
Here’s Which State Will Be the Least Ravaged by Climate Change by 2050Which U.S. states are being least affected by the climate crisis? According to a recent study, Michigan may be the safest place to live by 2050.
‘Burning’ Doc Sheds Light on the Destruction Caused by the Australian Bushfires and Climate ChangeAmazon Prime’s 'Burning' documentary delves into the cause behind the blazing Australian bushfires that destroyed millions of acres of land in 2020.
Brazil Wildfires: Where They Are, What's Causing Them, and MoreWildfires are currently ravaging Brazil's rainforests, its wildlife, and the economy — drought, climate change, and deforestation are to blame.
Biden Addresses Extreme Heat, the Leading Weather-Related Cause of Death in the U.S.On Monday, Sept. 20, President Joe Biden addressed the dangers that come with extreme heat, which is a result of climate change. It's now the leading weather-related cause of death.
Why Climate Change Might Not Be Important to YouScientists have often highlighted the many ways that climate change is important, but should we really be so concerned?
What's Going on With the Caldor Fires? Here's What You Should KnowWhat's going on with the Caldor Fires? Wildfires are currently tearing through the Lake Tahoe area, and so far, thousands have had to evacuate.
Will Climate Change Kill Off Humanity?Climate scientists believe that we are rapidly heading past the point of no return, but does that mean that we’re all doomed?
How Wildfire Smoke Caused 19,700 Additional COVID Cases, According to New Harvard StudyWildfire smoke is linked to COVID-19 cases and even deaths in several states, according to new research.
How Wildfires, Droughts, and Climate Change Are All RelatedIs 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.