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How record cold can be caused by ‘global warming’

January 8th, 2014

Our current blast of extreme cold weather doesn’t seem to fit into the “global warming” story, except that it’s quite likely that the polar vortex visitation is a function of the warming Arctic circle.

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Arctic ice melt will bring more severe winters, according to Cornell scientists

June 6th, 2012

ITHACA, N.Y. – The dramatic melt-off of Arctic sea ice due to climate change is hitting closer to home than millions of Americans might think.That’s because melting Arctic sea ice can trigger a domino effect leading to increased odds of severe winter weather outbreaks in the Northern Hemisphere’s middle latitudes – think the “Snowmageddon” storm that hamstrung Washington, D.C., during February 2010.

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NASA map depicts unusual warm stretch across much of U.S.

March 21st, 2012

A new NASA map of temperature anomalies recorded across the U.S. in mid-March illustrates just how unusual the recent stretch of warm weather has been, particularly in Midwestern states where thousands of
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How many heatwaves before we can call it climate change?

August 11th, 2011

I woke up this morning to a strange event. A cloud had appeared. Really, it was a patchy constellation of nearly transparent little puffs loosely moving as a group. It was nothing that could contain any rain.

Still, it was indisputably a cloud. It broke the sun’s rays into shafts of light that created a faint dappling effect on our parched plants and yard.

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13 ways you’ll experience global warming

January 29th, 2010

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Global warming is making hot days hotter, rainfall and flooding heavier, hurricanes stronger and droughts more severe. This intensification of weather and climate extremes will be the most visible impact of global warming in our everyday lives. Here are 13 ways you’ll experience climate change, according to the National Wildlife Federation:

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A cold winter in a warming world

January 12th, 2010

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

You’d think in the era of the Weather Channel and 24-hour-news, Americans would be well informed about the difference between “the weather” and “the climate”.

And yet, people seem genuinely befuddled. This winter especially, with the Midwest up to its window sashes in snow and Texas through Florida experiencing protracted periods below freezing, people can be heard questioning climate change and global warming.

How can a warming world be so cold? they ask.

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Weather, more weather, and wind power

April 13th, 2009

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

Talk about wild weather. This spring we’ve seen Fargo battling flooding of historic proportions. Last week, brush fires ran wild in Texas and Oklahoma, and tornadoes blasted residences in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee and South Carolina. The weather’s been warm, then cold, then warm, then cold. Frost nipped budding trees. In some spots, drenching rains. In others, drought.

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NOAA Report: Climate Change Causes Wacky Weather

June 20th, 2008

By Barbara Kessler It may not be news to riverside residents of flooded Iowa and Missouri, or to many climate scientists, but the government made it official this week: Climate change means wilder weather.

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