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Call to Action on Weather and Climate Extremes

11/18/2011 // By Amanda Staudt

Just in case you hadn’t already figured out that something crazy is happening with our weather, the world’s top climate scientists today issued a report detailing exactly what we know.  Early this morning, the Nobel-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change […] Read more >

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5 Delicious Foods Threatened By Climate Change

11/7/2011 // By Amanda Staudt

Chocolate, peanut butter, bread, cheese, wine, coffee, and raspberries.  That’s my desert island list.  You know, the foods I would choose to have with me if stranded on a desert island. But recent reports are indicating that climate change threatens […] Read more >

Photo by NWF Staff

My Fling with the Chevy Volt (Video)

10/24/2011 // By Amanda Staudt

I recently bid adieu to our Chevy Volt. We had a lovely weekend romance, but now it’s back to my minivan. Like any relationship, we had our ups and downs. But, when all is said and done, I’m eagerly awaiting […] Read more >

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Living at the Center of the Bulls Eye: Drought, Heat, and Wildfire Ravage Abilene, Texas

10/20/2011 // By Amanda Staudt

It’s been a hot and dry year for people living in Abilene, TX, and the surrounding West Texas countryside. The region was scorched during its hottest summer on record, from June to July.  At a record-setting 80 days with temperatures […] Read more >

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Climate Change and Hurricanes: Not Just a Concern for Coastal Communities

9/15/2011 // By Amanda Staudt

The 2011 hurricane season may well be remembered most for flooding along the eastern seaboard, especially from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The impacts were felt in places that typically don’t have to worry about hurricanes. That’s because some […] Read more >

Flooded commuter parking lot in Reston, VA (September 2011 by Flickr's Courtlyn McHale)

Global Warming Hits Home for NWF Climate Scientist

9/9/2011 // By Amanda Staudt

As I stood in a torrential downpour waiting for my son’s bus to arrive, I couldn’t help but think how this was yet another sign of climate change hitting home.  Literally. It was only his third day riding the bus […] Read more >

Climate Science: My Own Mountain of Evidence

3/31/2010 // By Amanda Staudt

How much has this body of work grown since the first projections were made? Let’s compare three efforts to assess our best understanding of future warming – dating from 1979, 1995 & 2007: Read more >

Clearing the Air on Climate Science

3/9/2010 // By Amanda Staudt

What’s critical to understand is that since that 2007 IPCC report, the science has only grown more urgent, the evidence more clear. Read more >