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American Meteorological Society Report Confirms 2016 Was Warmest Year on Record

A new State of the Climate report released today by the American Meteorological Society has confirmed that 2016 surpassed 2015 as the warmest year in 137 years of recordkeeping. The report was compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s …

Report: Climate Change May Pose Threat to Nation’s Electric Grid

Climate change may pose a serious risk to the nation’s electric grid, according to a new report. The report was prepared by Johns Hopkins University with help from Swiss Re. “Lights out: The risks of climate and natural disaster related …

5.4M U.S. Homes at Risk from Sea Level Rise, Report Using Census Data Shows

Nearly 10 million people living in 5.4 million homes have a high risk from rising sea levels and will be adversely impacted by climate change, according to a new report that takes data from U.S. Census tracts near the ocean …

12 States Call Out California’s ‘Affront to Sound Insurance Regulation’

It’s difficult to decide whether Dave Jones is underdog prize fighter Rocky Balboa or reigning champ Apollo Creed. He’s the insurance commissioner of the most populated state in the nation and that makes him a powerful figure. But with a …

Climate Change Advocates Galvanized by Trump Decision

You’d think climate change activists now living under a new reality created by a U.S. president making good on his promise to withdraw the nation from the Paris accord on global warming would feel at least a bit vexed or …

Report: Climate Change to Increase Insured Losses from Windstorms in the U.K.

Climate change will drive up wind losses in the U.K. in coming years, according to a recent report from the Association of British Insurers, the Met Office, and Boston, Mass.-based catastrophe modeler AIR Worldwide. The report shows that temperature increases …

Global Temps Could Hit 1.5°C Target in 9 Years: Research

Believe it or not, the planet could be much warmer in the next few years, according to new research. The research, published this week in Geophysical Research Letters, indicates that Earth could be 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 C) warmer than …

Report: Climate Change Could Cause Mass U.S. Migration

Migration to escape sea level rise could radically reshape the U.S. population landscape, and not just in coastal areas, according to a recent study. The author, Mathew Hauer, an applied demographer with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the …

What Could be Hotter than Phoenix? The Answer Might Just Be Phoenix

Can you imagine an even hotter, drier Phoenix? Certainly not if you’ve been to the sun-drenched Arizona capital in the summer. Such an inconceivable scenario is being proposed by the LA Times. “Today, Phoenix is a horizon of asphalt, air …

It Could Be Trump or the Weather, But More People Think Climate Change Is Real

You can blame it on the weather, or you can blame it on Trump. A record number of Americans are concerned about global warming, believe it is occurring and consider it a serious threat that is caused by human activity. …