Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Climate Log In Log In Today’s Paper Climate | How Has Climate Change Affected Hurricane Dorian? Advertisement Supported by ByJohn Schwartz Sept. 3, 2019, 3:37 p.m. ET The links between hurricanes and climate change are complex, but some aspects are getting clearer. Tropical storms draw their energy from ocean heat — and more than 90 percent of the heat trapped by greenhouse gas emissions is being stored in the ocean. Storms that survive the cradle of formation can intensify quickly and become immensely powerful. While it’s common to hear the question, “Was it caused by climate change?” scientists argue that this is an unhelpful way to look at the issue. As Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist at Texas Tech University, put it recently on Twitter, “that’s the wrong question. The right one is, ‘how much worse did … [Read more...] about How Has Climate Change Affected Hurricane Dorian?
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The Chesapeake Bay was swamped by record rainfall last year. Across the vast watershed, streams swelled with churning water that picked up sediment and chemicals and rushed into the bay, one of the most vibrant and important ecosystems in the country. And oysters suffered. Watermen say they've been pulling up dead oysters when they fish near rivers. They blame a sudden influx of fresh water that wasn't salty enough for the oysters to survive. Other possible culprits could be what was in the water: a smothering blanket of sediment or nutrients from lawn fertilizer or septic systems that can contribute to algae sucking oxygen from the water. DC Heads to 100% Renewable Energy, a Symbolic Move for the Country "It's the largest amount of rain that's ever been recorded. I mean, how do you predict that?" said Robert T. Brown, Sr., president of the Maryland Watermen's Association. Yet climate scientists are predicting more storms. Due to climate change, storms will likely hit the … [Read more...] about ‘Wetter and Wilder’: How Climate Change Could Muck Up the Chesapeake’s Recovery, and What’s Being Done About it
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Climate Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Climate | White House Panel Will Study Whether Climate Change Is a National Security Threat. It Includes a Climate Denialist. Supported by ByCoral Davenport Feb. 20, 2019 Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd: , our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — President Trump is preparing to establish a panel to examine how climate change affects national security, to include a White House adviser whose views are sharply at odds with the established scientific consensus that human-caused global warming poses a threat to the nation’s economy, health and security. According to a White House memo dated Feb. 14, Mr. Trump’s staff members have drafted an executive order to create a 12-member Presidential Committee on Climate Security that will advise Mr. Trump about “how a … [Read more...] about White House Panel Will Study Whether Climate Change Is a National Security Threat. It Includes a Climate Denialist.
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By Neil Irwin Published 7:07 pm PST, Saturday, January 19, 2019 A flooded car along Kuykendahl Road after Hurricane Harvey swept through through Houston. A flooded car along Kuykendahl Road after Hurricane Harvey swept through through Houston. Photo: Edmund D. Fountain / New York Times 2017 Photo: Edmund D. Fountain / New York Times 2017 Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 A flooded car along Kuykendahl Road after Hurricane Harvey swept through through Houston. A flooded car along Kuykendahl Road after Hurricane Harvey swept through through Houston. Photo: Edmund D. Fountain / New York Times 2017 How to think about the costs of climate change 1 / 3 Back to Gallery By now, … [Read more...] about How to think about the costs of climate change