The small Indian town of Leh was struck by flash flooding on the night of August 5, 2010, which left 193 dead, hundreds missing, thousands homeless, and caused severe damage throughout the town. During the 24 hour period of the flash flooding the rainfall in the area measured 8 inches, when the average for the whole
Heavy monsoon rains over the course of August 2011 have caused widespread flood damage in Pakistan. The southern province of Sindh was hit especially hard. The horrendous flooding has effected close to 5 million people, destroyed millions of homes, killed at least 361 people and displaced 600,000 who are currently living in refugee camps because of the continually rising waters.
Last week, Zach reported on the announcements made by NOAA and NASA concerning the year 2010 and its place in the list of warmest years on record. The statistics placed 2010 as tying with 2005 as the warmest year in the 131-year instrument record. NASA’s Adam Voiland, a member of the Earth Science News Team,
How many times have you heard that climatologists can’t predict climate because weathermen can’t predict the weather. Plenty if you follow the issue like I do. But just as some prominent climatologists predicted, 2010 was the hottest year on record. That’s what NOAA’s data, the first to come out for the 2010 calendar year, show…
North-Eastern Australia is currently suffering floods which are displacing thousands of people from their homes throughout Queensland and northern New South Wales. The likely culprit for these life-altering floods is the La Niña weather phenomenon, which has brought heavy rain and eased drought conditions throughout the east of Australia. In their Annual Australian Climate Statement
This is a difficult list to come up with when you cover these topics every day. There are so many big stories, many of which never even hit the mainstream media. Well, I know these are popular (I’m drawn in to them, too) and it’s always useful to reflect a little… So, here’s my Top
Over the past decade, the world has actually warmed more than previously thought, according to a new report out by the Met Office. And as I hinted in a recent post — Top 10 Climate Science News of 2010 — there are a lot of scientific findings from the past year that show even stronger evidence
NASA has reported that January-October 2010 was the hottest January-October on record. It now seems pretty certain 2010 will outpace 1998, which currently ties for fourth hottest year in the NASA dataset (though it is technically described by NASA folks as tied for the second hottest year with 2005 and 2007). Outpacing 2005, the hottest year
Get out and vote today if you haven’t done so yet! And while you may be a little disappointed with the politicians in office, and with slow progress getting out of a horrible economic recession, 8 years of Republican-dominated government is what put us there in the first place — it takes awhile to clean
America’s winter just passed might be melting in the current heat, but the snow that fell was not affected by climate change or a warming planet. New research published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters found that the heavier than normal snows that fell along the east coast of America, making it the snowiest winter
NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) posted its State of the Climate, Global Analysis report for June last week. The news? It was hot, hotter than it should be, hotter than anyone (who doesn’t believe in climate change) could have ever guessed it would be, and it continued to break major heat records.
NASA and NOAA have both confirmed now that April 2010 is the hottest April on record and January-April 2010 is the hottest January-April on record. [social_buttons] NASA just reported that this April was the hottest April on record. This followed the hottest March on record and the hottest January-February-March on record. So, is the hottest
[social_buttons] We know that it is actually a positive thing these days to care about the environment. It is not a fringe, weirdo concern. For this reason, we now even have the problem of corporate greenwashing — companies (or politicians, people, etc.) trying to convince people they are green when they are not. As we