weather and climate

Human Dimension Needed in U.S. Climate Research

Human Dimension Needed in U.S. Climate Research

WASHINGTON, DC, February 26, 2009 (ENS) – The U.S. government’s Climate Change Science Program should expand its agenda to integrate research in the natural and social sciences that will enable the nation to tackle problems communities actually face, says a new report from the National Research Council. Climate change already is changing people’s lives with…

Next President Advised to Upgrade Climate Science Budget

Next President Advised to Upgrade Climate Science Budget

WASHINGTON, DC, August 25, 2008 (ENS) – Eight of the top American organizations responsible for weather and climate science and education are calling on the next administration and Congress to better protect the United States from severe weather events and climate change by investing in the basics of better science. They issued five recommendations to…

Extreme Weather Events Predicted for Warming North America

Extreme Weather Events Predicted for Warming North America

WASHINGTON, DC, July 1, 2008 (ENS) – Atlanta is thirsty, New York is sizzling, Des Moines is flooded – all these situations have happened this year, and a new federal government report predicts an increasing frequency of the same kinds of extremes across North America as the planet warms. Droughts, heavy downpours, excessive heat, and…

Meteorological Prize Winner Warns of Accelerating Warming

Meteorological Prize Winner Warns of Accelerating Warming

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 6, 2008 (ENS) – The man who has just won the climate science community’s highest prize, predicts “a higher future global warming estimate than expected heretofore.” Professor Jagadish Shukla has been awarded the 52nd International Meteorological Organization Prize for his contributions to meteorological and hydrological science. The award was presented March 28…