Rebecca Hersher

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The 2024 Atlantic hurricane season will be 'extraordinary,' forecasters warn

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Forecasters are predicting the largest number of storms ever for the Atlantic hurricane season, putting tens of millions of Americans at risk.


Another hotter-than-normal summer lies ahead for the U.S., forecasters say

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Forecasters say most of the U.S. is set to have a hotter summer, and 2024 will be one of the five hottest years ever recorded. Meanwhile, hot water in the Atlantic means more fuel for hurricanes.


Why Europe is the fastest-warming continent on Earth

Monday, April 22, 2024

Heat-related deaths in Europe have increased at least 30% in the last 20 years, according to a new report by the European Union's climate and weather service.


How climate change impacts atmospheric rivers

Monday, February 05, 2024

California is in the grips of an atmospheric river that's causing flooding all over the state. Climate change might be intensifying storms like it —but scientists are still working out the details.


2023 was the hottest year on record – by a large margin

Tuesday, January 09, 2024

2023 was the hottest year on record by a significant margin, according to official European Union temperature data.


Scientists study emotional reactions to 2023 being the hottest year ever recorded

Friday, December 22, 2023

2023 was the hottest year ever recorded. That might make you feel sad, or angry. Or perhaps anxious, or guilty. Those feelings are normal, and you have a few options for how to react to them.


Remembering Saleemul Huq, the man who changed the conversation about climate change

Saturday, December 09, 2023

Saleemul Huq influenced U.N. climate talks immensely over the years, by spotlighting what wealthy countries owe to less-developed nations. He died at 71, shortly before this year's COP28 talks began.


Since 2015, the world has cut projected global warming. But not enough, experts say

Friday, December 01, 2023

The planet is on track for less warming now than it was when the Paris climate agreement was signed in 2015, but it's still not enough to avoid catastrophic impacts.


This is how far behind the world is on controlling planet-warming pollution

Monday, November 20, 2023

Global emissions of greenhouse gases are rising, according to an annual accounting by the United Nations. It warns development of new oil, gas and coal is incompatible with meeting climate targets.


Climate change affects your life in 3 big ways, a new report warns

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Climate change costs tens of billions of dollars each year, hurts Americans' health and disrupts everyday life, including how we work, eat, play and mourn, according to a major new assessment.


Climate changes issues force areas to consider if people shouldn't live there anymore

Friday, November 10, 2023

New Jersey offers a potential blueprint for densely populated states that are grappling with increased flooding due to climate change.


3 cities face a climate dilemma: to build or not to build homes in risky places

Monday, November 06, 2023

Towns across the U.S. want to stop building homes that are vulnerable to climate-driven disasters, like wildfires, floods and droughts. It's easier said than done.


It's unlikely that humans will achieve global warming goals. But all is not lost

Monday, October 30, 2023

A study in Nature suggests the amount of carbon that humans can still emit and still keep warming to 1.5 °C may be exhausted within the next 6 years.


It's unlikely, but not impossible, to limit global warming to 1.5 Celsius, study finds

Monday, October 30, 2023

Humans are still pumping enormous amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. That puts this decade's climate goals further out of reach.


Antarctica is melting and we all need to adapt, a trio of climate analyses show

Friday, October 27, 2023

West Antarctica is headed for decades of rapid melting no matter how quickly humans cut greenhouse gas emissions, and 2023 shattered records for missing sea ice around the continent.


Here's how Americans feel about climate change

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

The majority of Americans think climate change will kill and displace a large number of people in the U.S. in the next 30 years, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center.


Climate change exacerbates deadly floods worldwide

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Climate change makes deadly floods, like what happened in Libya, more likely. Floods in China, Greece and Brazil in recent weeks underscore the growing danger.


Residents of four states will get more information about flood risk to their homes

Friday, September 08, 2023

Four states are strengthening rules that require home sellers and landlords to disclose information about whether a home has flooded in the past, or is likely to flood in the future.


Forecasts for dangerous storm surge see a big upgrade this year

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

The Atlantic hurricane season begins Wednesday. This year, the National Hurricane Center is making a big upgrade to its forecasts, especially when it comes to storm surge.


There has been a lot of extreme weather lately. What's the cause?

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Temperature records are falling left and right. Wildfires, hurricanes, heat waves and droughts are exacerbated by human-caused climate change.