Heat stress could affect more than 1 billion people by 2100

"We need to pay particular attention to combined extremes of heat and humidity, which are especially dangerous to human health."

Todd Bates-Rutgers
March 12, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine climate-change temperature weather

Floodwater tool could boost first responder efforts

A new algorithm that predicts almost real-time flow of floodwater during hurricanes could improve emergency response and planning.

Texas A&M University
March 3, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment science-and-technology algorithms floods hurricanes weather

Extreme weather could push the U.S. into recession

Financial markets aren't taking into account the effects extreme weather and climate change could have on the future of the economy, a researcher warns.

Karen Nikos-UC Davis
Feb. 18, 2020 | futurity

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Tags: earth-and-environment society-and-culture climate-change economics money natural-disasters weather

New Orleans is vulnerable to growing storm surges

As the climate warms, the Gulf Coast will become even more susceptible to extreme storm surges, research finds. That's especially true for New Orleans.

Mari Jensen-Arizona
Feb. 12, 2020 | futurity

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Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change floods sea-levels storms united-states weather

AI learns to predict extreme weather the old-school way

A new AI system taught itself to predict extreme weather 5 days ahead of time. It uses methods that have been outdated since the 1950s.

Jade Boyd-Rice
Feb. 6, 2020 | futurity

~9 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology artificial-intelligence machine-learning prediction weather

Space ‘super-storms’ may be more common than we thought

"Don't be misled by the stats, it can happen any time, we simply don't know when and right now we can't predict when."

U. Oregon
Jan. 29, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology magnetic-fields space storms sun weather

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

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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

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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

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