Dry Weather Boosts Odds of Extreme Heat, Study Finds - Droughts such as the one currently gripping a majority of the U.S. may dramatically increase the odds of extremely hot days, a new study found. The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, explores a dynamic that is playing out right now across the country, particularly in the Great Plains, where the severe drought is priming the atmosphere in favor of an above-average number of extremely hot days.

Dry Weather Boosts Odds of Extreme Heat, Study Finds - Droughts such as the one currently gripping a majority of the U.S. may dramatically increase the odds of extremely hot days, a new study found. The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, explores a dynamic that is playing out right now across the country, particularly in the Great Plains, where the severe drought is priming the atmosphere in favor of an above-average number of extremely hot days.

U.S. completes warmest 12-month period again, record repeat. Is there a link to global warming?

U.S. completes warmest 12-month period again, record repeat. Is there a link to global warming?

Winter Wheat Crop Now Feeling Impact of U.S. Drought - During the past week, drought conditions have improved slightly across the U.S., but the majority of the lower 48 states continue to suffer from what is proving to be a widespread and pernicious drought event, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor statistics, released on Thursday. The drought put a major dent in the U.S. corn and soybean crop, and now it is delaying the emergence of winter wheat

Winter Wheat Crop Now Feeling Impact of U.S. Drought - During the past week, drought conditions have improved slightly across the U.S., but the majority of the lower 48 states continue to suffer from what is proving to be a widespread and pernicious drought event, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor statistics, released on Thursday. The drought put a major dent in the U.S. corn and soybean crop, and now it is delaying the emergence of winter wheat

With Drought Season Off to a Bad Start, Scientists Forecast Another Bleak Year Current climate-induced drought is slipping into a trend that scientists say resembles some of the worst droughts in U.S. history, like the Dust Bowl.

With Drought Season Off to a Bad Start, Scientists Forecast Another Bleak Year Current climate-induced drought is slipping into a trend that scientists say resembles some of the worst droughts in U.S. history, like the Dust Bowl.

Temperature Trends Since 1985

The story of Earth's warmest year on record in 5 charts

Temperature Trends Since 1985

ScienceCasts: The "Sleeping Giant" in Arctic Permafrost Arctic permafrost soils contain more accumulated carbon than all the human fossil-fuel emissions since 1850 combined. Warming Arctic permafrost, poised to release its own gases into the atmosphere, could be the "sleeping giant" of climate change.

ScienceCasts: The "Sleeping Giant" in Arctic Permafrost Arctic permafrost soils contain more accumulated carbon than all the human fossil-fuel emissions since 1850 combined. Warming Arctic permafrost, poised to release its own gases into the atmosphere, could be the "sleeping giant" of climate change.

Sir David Attenborough: 'This awful summer? We've only ourselves to blame...' | The Independent

Sir David Attenborough: 'This awful summer? We've only ourselves to blame...'

Sir David Attenborough: 'This awful summer? We've only ourselves to blame...' | The Independent

Mass bat deaths in record setting Queensland heatwave | Indymedia Australia

Mass bat deaths in record setting Queensland heatwave | Indymedia Australia

COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE DENIAL - November 14, 2012. Brian McFadden of the NY Times has a whole series of amusing comic strips. This one is by far my favorite!

COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE DENIAL - November 14, 2012. Brian McFadden of the NY Times has a whole series of amusing comic strips. This one is by far my favorite!

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