The Oceans


Scientists have long understood the key role that oceans play in regulating the Earth’s climate. Oceans cover 70 percent of the globe and store a thousand times more heat than the atmosphere does. . . . → Read More: The Oceans

Heat Waves


It’s impossible to pin a single weather event on global warming, since weather fluctuates naturally. Trends, however, are a different story. Climate models predict a trend of more wild weather. Global warming loads the dice to roll “heat waves” or “intense rainstorms” more often than milder “warm days” or “gentle rains.” . . . → Read More: Heat Waves

The Arctic is warming up

arctica north pole view form space

The Arctic is critical to the globe’s climate and influence temperatures everywhere. It sounds counter-intuitive, but the Arctic plays a primary role in distributing heat around the world through what is known as the “heat pump.” . . . → Read More: The Arctic is warming up

Diseases Spread as Climate Changes


Hantavirus outbreak in the Southwest U.S. suggests how global climate change can lead to rapid spread of disease. (CDC)

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