Category Archives: Extreme Events

Arctic heat transformations

The great frozen (for now) expanse of the Arctic is both a linchpin of climate change and a signifier of the effects of climate change. For the latter, look to…

The heat is rising – as is fossil fuel’s toll on fresh water

May, June and July were the hottest on record for the continental United States. No surprise to those of us living here. From Joe Romm’s summation of NOAA’s report on…

The temperature of climate change inequality, part two

We got another lesson in warming-equals-volatility this week. A climate model reported in a paper in Science Advances shows that southern hemisphere countries, particularly those in Amazonia and Southern Africa,…

The temperature of climate change inequality

It’s clear that poorer people in the developing world are going to bear the brunt of climate change. A report presented at the European Geosciences Union meeting this month adds…