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Extreme Weather

Rep. Paul Gosar
The climate change schism between Congressional Republicans and Democrats is becoming more visible as deadly weather events increase and hit close to home.
In recent years, U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva has seen his district in southern Arizona ravaged by...
Aug 1, 2013 | Read More
Yarnell Hill wildfire
Experts say it isn't whether media outlets should link extreme weather tragedies like the Yarnell blaze to global warming, but when.
Scientists agree that climate change was very likely one of the underlying triggers for the Yarnell...
Jul 18, 2013 | Read More
Map of Tampa, Fla. if sea levels rose by 5 feet.
Dozens of cities in Florida would be flooded with a 3- to 7-foot rise in sea level—substantially lower than Hurricane Sandy's 9-foot storm surge in NYC.
For much of the Northeast, Hurricane Sandy was a harsh wake-up call to the extreme weather...
Nov 5, 2012 | Read More
NASA Hurricane
A couple of productive storms could go a long way to lessen the impacts of the historic drought. But the outlook remains uncertain, officials say.
The Climate Prediction Center in Camp Springs, Md., will release its updated outlook for the...
Aug 6, 2012 | Read More
Hail storm
Property damage from just two intense hailstorms that pelted large cities recently could exceed $1.5 billion.
While the nation is fixated on the punishing heat and drought gripping the United States, parts of...
Jul 18, 2012 | Read More
Magnolia trees on Broadway, a busy street in downtown San Diego
Why is there a plan in San Diego to rip out 107 shade trees, when most of the valuable services they provide will be lost?
Rip out mature shade trees and put in palms? That's the debate going on now in sunny San Diego—and...
May 31, 2012 | Read More
A flooded vegetable field at Hawthorne Valley Farm
'Climate chaos' led one upstate N.Y. farm to stop planting in fertile flood plains, a practice farmers have followed for thousands of years.
In 2008, Katy Lince watched the vegetables she had nurtured at Hawthorne Valley Farm in upstate New...
May 16, 2012 | Read More
Pier damage from a powerful 2002 storm at San Diego's Ocean Beach
A shift away from this year's La Nina to El Nino could dramatically alter temperature and extreme weather patterns—and global warming may play a role.
Changes are brewing in the equatorial Pacific, and they could profoundly affect weather across the...
May 2, 2012 | Read More
Introducing Weather Insider, a weekly round-up of news you didn’t get in the forecast.
This spring seems to have no end to the tricks up its sleeve. Winter may have gone AWOL in March,...
Apr 25, 2012 | Read More
Rajenda Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC),
The world's leading science panel studied the link between man-made warming and wild weather for the first time. InsideClimate News examines its results.
Record heat waves, drought, floods, thunderstorms, tornado outbreaks—extreme weather battered much...
Nov 22, 2011 | Read More