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Climate ScienceThe scientific community is certain with near unanimity that man-made global warming is disrupting Earth’s climate and that remedies are urgently needed. But public opinion and political rhetoric do not mirror the prevailing scientific consensus. We report here on continuing climate research and the controversies which surround the empirical findings.
Fifteen percent of historic El Niños would have been wet enough to lift California out of its current drought.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday said again that El Niño, a warming...
Jul 10, 2014 | Read More
'Even if the [average] forecasts for sea level rise come true, much of the state will be in trouble, areas will be wiped out and communities evacuated.'
Florida, the most vulnerable state in the country to climate change, faces a key election this...
Mar 13, 2014 | Read More
First-in-the-nation ruling requires New York's biggest utility to integrate climate science into all of its planning, construction and budget decisions.
New York regulators are requiring the state's biggest electric utility to armor the grid against...
Mar 12, 2014 | Read More
FEMA ignores climate change
The agency has needed Congress to approve extra disaster relief funds every year over roughly the past decade to handle mounting climate-related damage.
Thanks to climate change, extreme weather disasters have hammered the United States with increasing...
Jan 27, 2014 | Read More
Aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in New Jersey
The 'tidal wave of interest' in building climate-resilient cities is expected to snowball next year as various initiatives pick up speed.
The debate about tackling climate change has long revolved around the twin challenges of mitigating...
Dec 31, 2013 | Read More
After years of silence, the climate conversation is now happening on many levels—from the White House to Wall Street and classrooms to the streets.
Frustrated by years of waiting on politicians to reduce American dependence on climate-changing...
Dec 30, 2013 | Read More
Gov. Chris Christie
Separated by less than a mile, political leaders in New Jersey and New York diverge on the issue of climate change.
In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a series...
Dec 19, 2013 | Read More
'Resiliency has risen to one of the top subjects that we talk about now in the sustainability world.'
American cities on the frontline of climate action are quietly but dramatically shifting their...
Dec 18, 2013 | Read More

American cities on the frontline of climate action are shifting their approach from primarily limiting man-made global warming to coping with it. Now, a new global initiative aims to make nearly a...

Dec 18, 2013 | Read More
The Bloomberg administration has done what it can to require future mayors to deal with global warming. But will Bill de Blasio follow Bloomberg's lead?
Global warming experts around the world say New York City's plans to reduce its greenhouse gas...
Nov 22, 2013 | Read More