The contiguous U.S. suffered the largest number of disaster-related deaths in a decade, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said this week.
By Isabella Isaacs-Thomas
In the aftermath of last Friday’s deadly tornado outbreak, federal emergency officials say they are bracing for more severe and more frequent weather disasters, raising questions about whether there’s a link between climate change and tornadoes. While scientists are confident…
By John Yang, Claire Mufson
Climate models can’t see tornadoes yet, but they can recognize the conditions for tornadoes to form. An atmospheric scientist explains what that means for forecasting future risks.
By John Allen, The Conversation
Private companies rate all kinds of investments, from stocks to used cars. Now, they’re starting to analyze climate risks to local real estate – but how reliable are their findings?…
By Matthew E. Kahn, The Conversation
By Lisa Baumann, Associated Press
The extreme weather was caused by an atmospheric river, a huge plume of moisture extending over the Pacific and into Washington and Oregon. About 158,000 electrical customers had no power on Monday.
By Drew Costley, Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
In some parts of the U.S., the risks from climate change have intensified enough to raise a startling question: Should some populated places simply be abandoned to nature?…
By Shelley Inglis, The Conversation
A former UN adviser explains what happens at climate summits like COP26 and why people fear this one won’t meet its goals.
By John Yang, Frank Carlson, Leah Nagy
Much of the U.S. is dealing with powerful storms that brought extreme winds and rain that triggered floods and mudslides. Governors of New Jersey and New York declared emergencies over the storms. Americans in the Midwest are also recovering from…
By Associated Press
Drenching rains and strong winds accompanied the weekend arrival of an atmospheric river — a long plume of Pacific moisture — into the drought-stricken state.
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