THE NEW YORK TIMES Definitive answers to the big questions. The science of climate change is more solid and widely agreed upon than you might think. But the scope of the topic, as well as rampant disinformation, can make it hard to separate fact from fiction. Here, we’ve done our best to present you with … More The Science of Climate Change Explained: Facts, Evidence and Proof
Forecasts of moisture conduits could aid water managers California has no mighty rivers like the Mississippi, but rivers of a kind are flooding the state. Since the new year, more than a meter of precipitation has fallen in some places, unleashing floods, triggering landslides, and, last week, bringing the emergency spillway of the Oroville Dam, … More California rains put spotlight on atmospheric rivers
Arctic heat waves melt sea ice, which promotes more warming and even more ice loss. In other words, it’s a snowball effect—or in this case, an anti-snowball effect. Listen to the podcast at Scientific American’s 60-Second Science.
Catastrophic floods only occur once or twice a century. This makes it difficult to determine if they are becoming more or less frequent in a changing climate since instrumental flood measurements only go back to the late 1800’s. However, historical hydrologists are digging flood information out of unexpected archives: tax records. Read my interview with … More An upshot of taxes? They document historical floods.