climate

Flood-Risk Figures Get Friendlier

A new approach to assessing changes in U.S. flood risks in the past 30 years reveals a progressive rise in risk in the northern U.S. and a drop in much of the southern U.S. And the risk is expressed in elevation measures that make sense to non-scientists rather than in cubic meters per second.

Just Warming Up

Scientists say the stakes for climate research have never been higher. But by questioning employees of the Department of Energy and installing climate skeptics and fossil fuel executives to lead the EPA and serve as Secretary of State, Donald Trump’s administration is gearing up to rally against it.

Mimicking Climate Change

As temperatures around the world continue to set records, many climate scientists use computer models to understand the changes that are coming. But more and more are creating micro-environments to mimic rising temperatures and decreased rainfall to see what the planet’s future might actually look like.

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