Many researchers and climatologists are getting asked this same question ad nauseum. Most are quick to say that ‘Yes, this storm could have formed without any relating effects from rising CO2 levels, BUT, most likely climate change did play an exacerbating role.’ Ultimately, many elements went in to creating this deadly and damaging storm, so
With a little more than a month to go, 2012 is likely to come in as the warmest year on record for the lower 48 States. Of the past 14 years, 4 have had annual average temperatures that have either set or approached record values. Such warmth over a short time period has not been
We know drought brings food shortages, but social unrest? The drought of Summer 2012 is set to reduce harvest from some of the top wheat and grain producers around the world. The question lingers, as the harvests start to come up short, will there be social unrest if the price of grain goes too high?
A new study shows that Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has lost more than 50% of its coral cover in the past 27 years. Researchers attribute the decline to bleaching, coral-feeding starfish, and storms–all linked to climate change. The findings were drawn from the world’s largest reef monitoring project which involved 2258 separate surveys over 27