Daily weather shows climate change’s ‘fingerprints’

While weather and climate are different, researchers now say they can detect signs of climate change in daily global weather data.

Peter Rüegg-ETH Zurich | Jan. 2, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured climate-change weather

Climate change made Hurricane Florence bigger

Scientists knew human-induced climate change would cause Hurricane Florence to be bigger and wetter, even before the storm hit. Here's how.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook | Jan. 2, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured climate-change hurricanes natural-disasters rain weather

Save your New Year’s resolutions for spring

"January is probably the hardest month of the year to change behaviors." Here's the case for swapping New Year's resolutions for "spring renewal."

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL | Dec. 20, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture goals holidays motivation seasons weather

Rain gets worse after hurricane winds die down

Hurricane rains that come once winds subside may actually have more intensity than when the storm is at its strongest.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara | Dec. 3, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment hurricanes rain weather

Corals show intense El Niño swings during Industrial Age

Stronger El Niño events are part of a strange climate pattern that appears unique to the Industrial Age, according to coral records spanning millennia.

Ben Brumfield-Georgia Tech | Nov. 26, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change corals el-nino la-nina pacific-ocean temperature weather

Climate change will magnify weather ‘blocking events’

Stalled weather patterns, or "blocking events," have already produced some of the 21st century's deadliest heat waves.

Jade Boyd-Rice | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change temperature weather

‘Waves’ from the tropics slowed Arctic sea ice melt

"...in the near future, we should keep an eye on the tropics if we want to better predict conditions in the Arctic."

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara | Oct. 22, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment science-and-technology arctic climate-change oceans sea-ice weather

Climate change is coming for fishing, too

In the future, far fewer people could be fishing for fun at the shore. Why? Climate change.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Oct. 7, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change fishing weather

How to prep for (and recover from) natural disasters

"More than half of all Americans do not prepare for disasters." Are you one of them? Here's what you can do.

Rachel Harrison-NYU | Sept. 17, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine climate-change hurricanes natural-disasters volunteers weather

‘Superbolts’ have 1000X the energy of regular lightning

Superbolts, which are far more powerful than regular lightning, strike over oceans between November and February. A new map shows where they hit most.

Hannah Hickey-UW | Sept. 10, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology lightning weather

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