extreme weather

Media Proves Gore Right on Climate Coverage

Al Gore’s Rolling Stone essay spent four times as much space comparing the news media to pro wrestling referees than it did urging President Obama to act on the climate crisis. So what did media coverage of Gore’s piece exclusively focus on?

Cats shouldn't watch too much TV, either (via Flickr's kim & amy)

Reporters Link TV Watching to Obesity. Why Not Climate Change to Extreme Weather?

Few reporters are connecting Western wildfires to global warming despite overwhelming scientific evidence. But do other fields of research treat connections so gingerly?

Fire truck at Arizona's Wallow Fire, June 2011 (US Forest Service, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests)

Science Connects Climate Change and Wildfires. Why Won’t the Media?

One of the least-controversial impacts of the climate crisis is more frequent, severe and damaging wildfires in America’s West. Why won’t reporters say so? As my National Wildlife Federation colleague …

2011 Wildfire Season: A Glimpse of What’s to Come?

When most people think of spring, they picture refreshing April showers, beautiful blooming gardens, outdoor barbeques and pleasant temperatures. For people in the southwest, however, spring often means gusting winds, …

Evacuations in Dakota Dunes, SD

Hitting Home: Floodwaters Force Relocations in Several States

  |   June 7, 2011

As major flooding events continue on the northern central Plains, my parents, other family members, and friends have been working non-stop the last few days to help evacuate people in neighboring towns now threatened by the rising river.

Flooding in downtown Memphis, May 2011 (via Flickr's Chris Wieland)

Climate Crisis Fueling Mississippi River’s Historic Floods

The Mississippi River is experiencing its second “500-year flood” since 1993. That’s no freak occurrence – it’s a result of man-made carbon pollution changing our climate. “All extreme weather events …

Flood in London, England

New Evidence Global Warming Fueling Extreme Weather

As polluter allies in Congress continue efforts to blindfold the Environmental Protection Agency from the realities of global warming, two new studies are confirming that changes in our climate are …

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This Just In: GAHHH THUNDERSNOW!

Are you a weather geek like me? Then you have to watch this video of the Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore absolutely losing his mind with excitement about thundersnow in Chicago …

Midwest snowstorm (via Flickr's NASA Goddard Photo & Video)

18-Foot-High Ice Waves Pound Chicago: Totally Normal?

Update 3:02pm: My colleague Patrick Fitzgerald points out this post is now inaccurate – the forecast has now been upgraded to call for 25-foot ice waves. Hey Iceman, surf’s up! …

Via Flickr's Mark Abel

NWF@AMS: Connecting Climate, Weather & Wildlife

What role do meteorologists have to play in educating Americans about the climate crisis?

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