extreme-weather Subscribe to Feed

What Is Causing the Climate to Unravel?

7/3/2012 // By Jeremy Symons

Answer: One Trillion Tons of Carbon Pollution 40,000 heat records have already been broken this year across the United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Here in Fredericksburg, Virginia, the signs of an unbalanced climate system have been […] Read more >

Whitewater-Baldy Fire, New Mexico on June 6, 2012. Credit: Kari Greer, USFS Gila National Forest.

Connecting the Dots: How Climate Change is Fueling Western Wildfires

6/15/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

Western wildfires are dominating headlines in June – but the media coverage focuses only on effects while ignoring a major cause. Read more >

View from Forest Road 141, with the old Bear Fire scar in the foreground.

Whitewater-Baldy, Extreme Fire and Wildlife in the West

6/6/2012 // By Avelino Maestas

It’s been hard to watch from afar as my beloved Gila Wilderness burns. The Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire–which has already charred 260,000 acres–is threatening wildlife after forcing the evacuation of an historic ghost town. Some estimates indicate the fire might not be […] Read more >

Brown pelicans rescued in January 2010 (photo courtesy of Tri-State Bird Rescue)

Connecting the Dots for Critters: More Weather and Climate Extremes Affect Wildlife Too

5/3/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

On Saturday May 5, 350.org is holding a worldwide Climate Impacts Day to draw attention to how climate change is causing more extreme weather and climate events, often with devastating consequences. We all have experienced or read news accounts of […] Read more >

Extreme Weather cover

Share a Photo to Help Connect the Dots on Climate

4/26/2012 // By Jennifer Janssen

On May 5th, join the NWF, 350.org and partners across the globe in connecting the dots between climate change, changes in extreme weather, and the impacts to local habitats and wildlife. With your help, we will begin collecting images that […] Read more >

Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee (NWF photo)

How Climate Change is Jolting Our Electric Grid: Live Blogging Today’s Senate Hearing

4/26/2012 // By Miles Grant

This hearing is one of the only ones related to climate change that Congress has held this year, so in that sense, it’s an important chance to talk about global warming, a major threat to America but one that Congress refuses to address. Read more >

Photo credit: Flickr (koocbor)

Climate Change Jeopardizes Our Energy Systems

4/18/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources is holding two interesting hearings related to climate change and energy infrastructure. First, on Thursday April 19, the committee will hear from several experts about the impacts of rising sea level […] Read more >

"Wu" the WuShock Mascot

March Madness Mascots Impacted by Climate Change

3/20/2012 // By Jenny Kordick

We’re on to the Sweet Sixteen. For me, this means my bracket is mostly busted (please don’t lose UNC!) and I start looking at March Madness from another angle. Preferably in a way that overlaps with my job–watching basketball counts […] Read more >

NOAA House Flood

Climate Change Costs U.S. Big Time

1/5/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

As NWF has highlighted recently, climate change is turbo-charging our weather and causing increasingly catastrophic thunderstorms, floods, and wildfires. Behind the headlines of these extreme weather events are the real costs to families and communities as they face the financial […] Read more >

courtesy thecroc.org

Obama Commits to Tackle Carbon Pollution in 2012

11/18/2011 // By Joe Mendelson

Yesterday, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson announced plans for establishing new carbon pollution limits on the nation’s power plants.  This is good news. Just last month NWF had voiced serious concerns that these efforts were going to be delayed indefinitely.  Significantly, the […] Read more >