Climate change could shift summertime hail to simply rain on the eastern flank of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado by 2070, NOAA scientists find.
In a forum on the risks of climate change on California agriculture, experts discussed the potential for complete crop failure—especially among fruit—as winter lows continue to rise, according to the Contra Costa Times.
A new study soon to be published in Geophysical Research Letters finds a previously unknown multi-decade drought in the southwestern U.S. during the second century A.D.
The Department of Energy’s Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center estimates that 2010 was a record year for global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion and cement manufacture. The increase is about 5.9% above the 2009 global estimate. Emissions in the U.S.
New studies both confirm global warming and warn there is little time left to keep warming below 2˚C from pre-industrial levels, the target needed to avert dangerous climate change. Berkeley Earth has submitted four papers for peer review that confirm the amount of warming determined by earlier studies.
A new study in Journal of Climate determines that the urban heat island effect may contribute only 2-4% of global warming.
In a September 7 press conference, experts from the nonprofit Climate Communication project discussed the connection between global extreme weather and climate change. In recent decades, as the climate has warmed, extreme weather has become more frequent. This extreme weather (which the U.S.
Authors of a recent article in Climatic Change determined how a 1.2˚C global-mean temperature increase relative to present would affect the frequency of temperature extremes in the future.
NOAA and the National Climatic Data Center recently released the State of the Climate overview for August and the entire summer, and the verdict is in: this was the second warmest summer on record for the U.S. It was also dry, with precipitation averaging 1.0 inch below the long-term average.