Here's Why This Year's Cold Winter Doesn't "Disprove" Climate Change

The latest scientific report on the state of climate change spells out a warmer, doom-filled future, yet for many, this has been the coldest winter in recent memory. Unfortunately, weather isn't climate, and a regional cold winter isn't a counter-argument to decades of data. » 4/07/14 4:30pm 4/07/14 4:30pm

Water On Earth: Floods, Droughts And Prediction

Today is World Water Day, a time to think about how water interacts with the environment. Too much water leads to floods and landslides; too little water results in droughts. Better predictions of when either situation is going to occur will reduce risk through better disaster preparation, in turn making everyone safer … » 3/22/14 7:19pm 3/22/14 7:19pm

New research suggests geohacking would be a catastrophically bad idea

In order to get our warming climate under control, some forward thinkers say we should deploy any number of geoengineering schemes. But as the latest computer models show, these efforts would not only be futile — they'd probably result in a complete disaster. » 2/25/14 2:40pm 2/25/14 2:40pm

Are you a "Global Warming Nazi"? Probably (according to this man).

Roy Spencer – a climate-scientist-cum-climate-denier who does not believe in anthropogenic climate change – says that people who label climate deniers "climate deniers" will "kill far more people than the Nazis ever did," and should be labeled, accordingly, "global warming Nazis." Because that all sounds pretty reasonable,… » 2/23/14 2:00pm 2/23/14 2:00pm

The United States' weird January weather, summarized in a single map

January was a month of extremes for the continental United States. Pretty much everywhere east of the Rockies endured unusually cold conditions, while most regions west of the range experienced record-breaking warmth (most notably in California, where a devastating drought recently extended into its 13th month). » 2/16/14 9:55am 2/16/14 9:55am

This graph of Boulder's year-to-date rainfall is just staggering

In Colorado, rainfall characterized by the National Weather Service as "biblical" has left thousands homeless, hundreds missing and at least eight people dead. Among the hardest-hit cities has been Boulder, which last week catapulted from a dry spell into its wettest year on record in the span of just five days. » 9/18/13 10:40am 9/18/13 10:40am

Drought-stricken Kenya is sitting on 250-trillion liters of groundwater

With the world as thoroughly mapped and monitored as it is, it's easy to forget the Earth still harbors its fair share of secrets. Case in point: yesterday, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization announced that Kenya's drought-striken Turkana County sits, rather ironically, atop a… » 9/11/13 1:42pm 9/11/13 1:42pm