According to a new research published Monday, extreme weather events over summer are all driven by climate change and are worse than expected.
A study, conducted by NASA's top climate scientist James Hansen and his team, reveals extreme hot summers have covered 11 percent of Earth's land area from 1981-2010, 10 percent higher than the period from 1951-1980.
TheStreet (June 24, 2014) A new study on the economic risks of climate change in the U.S. says the nation stands to lose billions of dollars due to rising seas, increased damage from storm surge and more frequent bouts of ... watch video
Reuters - US Online Video (July 20, 2015) Mayor Bill de Blasio warns New York City residents about the extreme heat, telling them to drink plenty of water and to visit cooling centers if needed. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Reuters - News Video Online (June 23, 2015) Extreme heat in Karachi, Pakistan has left more than 400 people dead although forecasters say rain and cooler temperatures are on their way. Vanessa Johnston reports.
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TheStreet (Oct. 7, 2014) Cooler temperatures should cut heating bills this winter, as few expect the same harsh weather that chilled much of the nation last year. Low temperatures across the Midwest, South and East forced ... watch video
July 31, 2015 Resettlement projects in the Amazon are driving severe tropical deforestation, according to new research. Widely hailed as a socially responsible and 'innocuous' strategy of land redistribution, ... read more
July 31, 2015 The humble butterfly could hold the key to unlocking new techniques to make solar energy cheaper and more efficient, pioneering new research has shown. By mimicking the v-shaped posture adopted by ... read more
July 30, 2015 China needs to reduce its dependence on coal and improve the range of fuels it uses if it is to have long term energy security, according to new research. The study looks at the future of electricity ... read more
July 30, 2015 North of the Aleutian Islands, submarine canyons in the cold waters of the eastern Bering Sea contain a highly productive 'green belt' that is home to deep-water corals as ... read more
July 30, 2015 New findings have implications for questions regarding how animals and plants grow minerals into shapes that have no relation to their original crystal symmetry, and why some ... read more
July 30, 2015 A new study addresses an important question in climate science: how accurate are climate model projections? Climate models are used to estimate future global warming, and their accuracy can be ... read more
Nov. 5, 2014 Scientists have developed a new index to measure the magnitude of heat waves. According to the index projections, under the worst climate scenario of temperature rise nearing 4.8pC, extreme heat ... read more
Oct. 22, 2013 The increased temperatures caused by ongoing climate change in Stockholm, Sweden between 1980 and 2009 caused 300 more premature deaths than if the temperature increase did not take place. In Sweden ... read more
Aug. 6, 2012 A new statistical analysis by NASA scientists has found that Earth's land areas have become much more likely to experience an extreme summer heat wave than they were in the middle of the 20th ... read more
Oct. 11, 2011 Floods, tornadoes, droughts and wildfires: They are all weather-related, but blaming the latest meteorological disaster on climate change has always been a tricky matter that climate scientists have ... read more