Bad as Oklahoma was, the next time could be worse if we don’t invest in better forecasting systems — and fast
The meteorologists monitoring the storm system knew they had a monster on their hands
Threatened coastal towns in New Jersey race to build sand walls as another storm looms
Hurricane Sandy has a lot of serious people — including New York’s governor — calling for New York City to follow New Orleans
Bil McKibben has spent his career warning the world about the wages of climate change. Now, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, he’s seeing his fears come true.
Human beings have notoriously bad memories about weather, like just about everything else. We tend to overemphasize extreme events and downplay the dull normal, which is why your Granddad’s stories about walking uphill in the snow, both ways, probably aren’t true.
But if you think that the daily weather has gotten weirder
Water is a fact of life in Thailand and its capital of Bangkok, where one of the easiest ways to get around the traffic-clogged megacity is on water taxis. This is a country, after all, that celebrates a water festival—involving some serious Super Soakers—every year. But weeks of rains have caused the worst floods Thailand has …
Al Gore’s televised, 24-hour PowerPoint extravaganza last month predictably sparked some hot debate – much of it not about the science itself, but about Gore as its mouthpiece (common themes: he’s a hero, he’s become irrelevant, he’s a hypocritical capitalist). But a key message within Gore’s Climate Reality Project was …