Vignesh Gowrishankar, Staff Scientist (Sustainable Energy), New York
U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA) introduced a bill today that seeks to catalyze the nation’s action on “climate super-pollutants” – non-car… Continue reading →
Long-term droughts in the Southwestern North America often mean failure of both summer and winter rains, according to new tree-ring research. For the severe, multi-decadal droughts that occurred from 1539 to 2008, both winter and summer rains were spar… Continue reading →
Researchers used more than 1,400 climate-sensitive tree-ring chronologies from multiple tree species across North America to reconstruct the Palmer drought severity index (PDSI), a widely used soil moisture index. Continue reading →
Dan Lashof, Program Director, Climate & Clean Air, Washington, D.C.
“Tonight, there is much progress to report,” the President said last night at the beginning of his State of the Union address.
When it comes to combatin… Continue reading →
The world produced 2,241 million tons of grain in 2012, down 75 million tons or 3 percent from the 2011 record harvest. The drop was largely because of droughts that devastated several major crops. Continue reading →
An area of the Amazon rainforest twice the size of California continues to suffer from the effects of a megadrought that began in 2005, finds a new NASA-led study. These results, together with observed recurrences of droughts every few years and associ… Continue reading →
Economics 101 says that, all else being equal, when the supply of something goes down, the price should go up. That’s exactly what has been happening with hay in drought and wildfire-afflicted areas of the United States. Continue reading →
Peter Lehner, Executive Director, New York City
According to The Economist Intelligence Unit, nine out of ten companies have suffered weather-related disruptions in the past three years, and most of them say these impacts are becoming m… Continue reading →
Rachel Fried, Program Assistant, Lands and Communications, Washington, D.C.
You know it’s summer in Washington D.C. when you walk outside at 8:00am and begin to sweat. The heat hit me like a ton of bricks one Friday in early July … Continue reading →
Carolina Herrera, Latin America Advocate, Washington DC
The final Rio+20 negotiated text is out and it’s underwhelming to say the least, but there’s still time for world leaders to act and inspire us and themselves. The urge… Continue reading →
Jake Schmidt, International Climate Policy Director, Washington, DC
If you are the leader of a small island state – like the Maldives – and every day you are faced with the threats posed by global warming what would you do? … Continue reading →
If you’re like me, you probably know someone who views this winter’s crazy blizzards as evidence that global warming obviously doesn’t exist. If you do, you might want to show that person the two studies appearing in this week&r… Continue reading →