Global Warming

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U.S. Forest Fires Are Likely to Get Yet More Frequent and Nightmarish

Development and climate change are creating the perfect conditions for widely destructive infernos.

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The U.S. Faces Longer Summers of Worsening Ozone Pollution

Scientists have linked a warmer climate to a 70 percent increase in unhealthy summertime ozone levels.

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The U.S. Could Get More and More Super-Freezing Winters

The eastern part, anyway; in the West it will be hotter and drier, predict scientists.

How the U.S. Corn Belt Is Helping Us Understand Climate Change

The large swath of corn running through the United States "boasts more photosynthetic activity than any other spot on Earth," says NASA.

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What Famous Old Paintings Can Tell Us About Climate Change

Scientists hope to improve the study of climatology by looking at sunsets in centuries-old landscape portraits.

A Map of History's Biggest Greenhouse Gas Polluters

A select few countries have been responsible for the majority of the world's CO2 emissions since the '70s.

NASA

Don't Get Used to the Idea of a Global Warming 'Slowdown'

A recent decline in the rate of increased worldwide temperatures is masking the brow-sweating temperatures of the future.

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America Could Soon Face More Days of 'Extreme Rainfall'

The warming climate is predicted to bring punishing rainstorms.

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Believe It or Not, January Was Full of Big, Warm Climate Anomalies

Here's a primer to last month's significant floods, droughts, and overall hotter-than-average temperatures.

Reuters

Hot Weather Fatalities in the U.K. Could Double by 2050

Humanity should brace itself for the searing and deadly weather of the future, say British scientists.

University of Washington

Climate Change Is Directly Responsible for Killing Baby Penguins

Torrential downpours and abnormal heat could kill nearly half of penguin chicks in a single year, say researchers.

Watch the Earth Warm Since 1880 in This Fascinating Animation

Nine of the 10 hottest years on record all occurred after 2000, says NASA.

Reuters

Australia Should Probably Get Used to These Devastating Heat Waves

Climate change will mean more frequent and more powerful El Niños, say researchers.

Concordia University

This Warped Map Shows Global Warming's Biggest Offenders

International boundaries look a lot different when you judge a country by its greenhouse-gas emissions.

Beefing Up Population Density Won't Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A new map showing the carbon footprint for nearly every zip code indicates that suburbs are powerful greenhouse-gas emitters.

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Climate Change Is Creating Anxious Fish

Acidic oceans are stressing out fish, say researchers, and that's not good for global food security.

Reuters

The Immediate Climate Threat Isn't Rising Sea Levels, It's Water Scarcity

A billion people could lose easy access to water by the end of the century, triggering mass migrations, food shortages, and wars.

NASA

Entrancing NASA Model Reveals the Feverish Future of Climate Change

Hotter, wetter weather and new droughts are shown in this weirdly undulating simulation of Earth's atmosphere.

Reuters

The Warming Climate Could Scorch America's West

Globe-spanning belts of moisture are gradually moving north, spelling droughts for a bunch of new regions, say researchers.