Climate Change

6:00am

Tue February 4, 2014
Agriculture

After Years Of Wild Weather, What Will 2014 Bring?

Still plenty of uncertainty about the 2014 planting season, though the latest drought outlook paints a bleak picture for sections of the Great Plains.
Credit Climate Prediction Center / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

1:04am

Wed January 1, 2014
The Salt

Malawian Farmers Say Adapt To Climate Change Or Die

Originally published on Wed January 1, 2014 9:42 am

Villages in the Lower Shire valley of Malawi, like this one named Jasi, rely heavily on subsistence farming and steady rainfall, and are struggling to produce steady harvests.
Jennifer Ludden/NPR

Rain is so important in Malawi's agriculture-based economy that there are names for different kinds of it, from the brief bursts of early fall to heavier downpours called mvula yodzalira, literally "planting rain." For generations, rainfall patterns here in the southeast part of Africa have been predictable, reliable. But not now.

In the village of Jasi, in the hot, flat valley of Malawi's Lower Shire, farmer Pensulo Melo says 2010 was a disaster.

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6:16am

Thu November 14, 2013
Colorado Flood

Colorado Flood Offers Data Goldmine To Scientists

State Climatologist Nolan Doesken works in his Fort Collins office.
Grace Hood KUNC

The rainfall that led to September’s floods in Colorado has been described as “biblical.” State Climatologist Nolan Doesken is trying to quantify that description.

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10:01am

Mon November 11, 2013
Environment

'Stop This Madness,' Tearful Filipino Pleads At Climate Talks

Originally published on Mon November 11, 2013 10:32 am

  • "Stop this madness," Filipino delegate Yeb Sano says at climate change conference
  • Choking back tears, Yeb Sano speaks of the devastation in the Philippines

His eyes filling with tears and his voice choking with emotion over the disaster inflicted on his country, the delegate from the Philippines pleaded at U.N. climate talks Monday for his colleagues from around the world to agree on ways to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that scientists blame for global warming.

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5:12am

Fri September 27, 2013
Environment

It's Clear Humans Are Changing World's Climate, Panel Says

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 8:56 am

The Larsen B ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula, which is among the places where such ice has been breaking off.
Mariano Caravaca Reuters/Landov

Declaring that "human influence on the climate system is clear," a U.N.-assembled panel of scientists reported Friday that "it is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century."

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