Tornado Activity Is Shifting
By Daniel Cusick and Thomas Frank | Mar 5, 2019
The timing and frequency of tornadoes has changed, and events are becoming costlier.
Why Climate Change Pundits Aren't Convincing Anyone
By David Ropeik | Mar 14, 2019
David Wallace-Wells' recent climate change essay in The New York Times, published as part of the publicity for his new book "The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming," is, sadly, like a lot of writing on climate change these days: It's right about the risk, but wrong about how it tries to accomplish the critical goal of raising public concern.
Here's what a "very likely" sequel to California's 1862 megastorm would look like
By Eleanor Cummins | Mar 14, 2019
Dale Cox isn't your typical prophet of the apocalypse. But in his work at the U.S. Geological Survey, the bald, bearded, and technically-precise project manager spends an inordinate amount of time on catastrophe.
What we know about tornadoes and climate change
By Jeff Berardelli | Mar 6, 2019
The deadliest tornado to hit the U.S. in six years touched down in Alabama Sunday with winds of 170 mph and a path of 27 miles.
Oh, the Places Mosquitoes Will Go!
By Linda Poon | Mar 7, 2019
Because of climate change, Aedes aegypti and Asian tiger mosquitoes will move north in large numbers, a new study finds.
A World Without Clouds
By Natalie Wolchover | Feb 25, 2019
On a 1987 voyage to the Antarctic, the paleoceanographer James Kennett and his crew dropped anchor in the Weddell Sea, drilled into the seabed, and extracted a vertical cylinder of sediment.
How one Australian region kicked the coal habit
By Amy Harder | Feb 22, 2019
Canberra, Australia - A decade ago, coal supplied 90% of this national capital region's electricity. By next year, it will be 0%, and renewable energy will be 100%.
NASA: Climate change: How do we know?
The Earth's climate has changed throughout history. Just in the last 650,000 years there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat, with the abrupt end of the last ice age about 7,000 years ago marking the beginning of the modern climate era - and of human civilization.
The Companies Most Exposed to Climate Change Risk - and What They're Doing About It (h/t Maryam Haji)
By Leslie P. Norton | Jan 25, 2019
Since taking over the global supply chain for Merck in 2012, Craig Kennedy has handled tornadoes, droughts, and powerful storms.
If Climate Change Forms a New Normal, Bet on Chubb, Progressive and Berkley, Analysts Say (h/t Maryam Haji)
By Russell Hubbard | Feb 20, 2019
With P&C carriers facing almost three years of exceptional weather, leading industry analysts are looking at which ones are best equipped to handle further wildfires, hurricanes and hail storms.