While most of the northern US was hit with a polar vortex and record cold earlier this month, Australia and New Zealand were hit with a polar opposite record heat wave (see what I did there?). How hot was it? Australian newspaper, the Star, started off its article with the words “Bats are dropping from
Deadly storms strike the coast, snow blankets the interior, drought cripples rural communities, and flooding inundates the poor. Scientists expect natural disasters such as these — and worse — to grow in magnitude and increase in regularity as global warming takes its toll on the planet, and in many situations there is not much we
Scientists studying the effect of drought and heat waves on grass growth have found that it matters when during the year these events take place, and that each month yields a different effect. “A major challenge in studying climate change is separating the effects of long-term trends from interannual variation,” says Saran Twombly, program director for
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With the country still deep in the middle of a heat wave, some tips to stay cool and energy efficient.
Extremely high temperatures have stricken the Midwest and are certain to persist throughout the week. The extreme discomfort will soon spread to the East Coast. Eighteen states issued heat watches, warnings or advisories. Some states have experienced record high temperatures.
According to new research conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the number of deaths attributed to heatwaves in cities is likely to increase as a result of the intensification of global warming.
New data shows that Russia has recently experienced the largest number of wildfires (bushfires) around its capital this year than in the last 15 years. This according to data collected by sensors aboard the European Space Agency’s observations satellites ERS-2 and Envisat. The forest and peat bog fires which sprang up were the result of
One degree of warming may be too much for some countries, with heat waves possibly commonplace by the year 2039. A new study by Stanford University climate scientists has looked at two dozen climate models to project what could happen in America if carbon dioxide emissions raised the planet’s temperature by 1 degree Celsius between
Climate change is at risk of damaging the unpredictable mountainous regions according to a new study. [social_buttons]Each year we are learning more and more about our climate and the affect that we are having on it. A new study from the University of Exeter and Austrian researchers has analysed the effects of two extreme weather
Hundreds died in India in May due to heat waves with record high temperatures. Meanwhile, a town in Pakistan set the new record for highest temperature ever recorded in Asia! Following the hottest April and hottest January-April on record, monthly heat records have been set for May across the globe again and the 12-month global
It’s not even summer on the calendar yet, and the temperature has already topped 100 degrees on several occasions in New York City. According to the Centers for Disease Control, global warming leads to more heat emergency days. In addition to the discomfort, increased need for air conditioning that strains the electrical grid in any