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Why paralysis, systems collapse, chaos happened

PLAYTIME Children in Basey, Samar province, find joy in each other’s company as they play on
a swing. Basey was one of the areas heavily damaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) last year unleashed the full destructive force of a climatic event: Preexisting risks, particularly in coastal communities, were amplified and exacerbated, consistent with the predicted effects of human-induced climate change.

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Scientists: US-China pact won’t slow warming much

Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, gestures to U.S. President Barack Obama as they arrive at a lunch banquet in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Obama is on a state visit after attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Beijing. (AP Photo/Greg Baker, Pool)

WASHINGTON — Don’t expect the landmark U.S.-China climate change agreement to nudge the world’s rising thermostat downward much on its own, scientists say. While they hail it as a start, experts who study heat-trapping carbon dioxide don’t see the deal, announced Wednesday in Beijing, making significant progress without other countries joining in. The math shows that even […]

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record


Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, U.S. meteorologists say.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Study links changing winds to warming in Pacific

Pacific Warming Study

  A new study released Monday found that warming temperatures in Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of North America over the past century closely followed natural changes in the wind, not increases in greenhouse gases related to global warming. The study compared ocean surface temperatures from 1900 to 2012 to surface air pressure, a […]

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Ice in Arctic seas shrinks to 6th-lowest recorded


Ice in Arctic seas shrank this summer to the sixth lowest level in 36 years of monitoring.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »