Washington Post: “Temperatures like those seen across the Lower 48 this past February are becoming more and more common as cold winter months are getting rarer,” said Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, lead author of the analysis and researcher at the Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), in a news release. “The observations show a clear trend and climate models confirm it is caused by greenhouse gases.”
Climate Central: "There have been 3,146 record highs set for the month-to-date compared to only 27 record lows, ensuring February will go down as the 27th month in a row with more highs than lows. The astonishing 116-to-1 ratio of highs to lows would easily set a record for the most lopsided monthly ratio in history. There have also been 248 monthly record highs and no monthly record lows."
CBS News: 2016 was a milestone year in the continued warming of the planet. From unstable agriculture to the drought in California to melting ice sheets to extreme weather events and heat waves, climate change has disrupted virtually every corner of the world.
US News and World Report: Reversing the increase in global temperatures is therefore an imperative not just for the environment but for human health, too.
USA Today: This year’s catastrophic wildfire season -- with more than 7.6 million acres already burned -- could be just a glimpse at what the future holds.
The risk of so-called “very large wildfires” could increase as much as six times in the U.S. by mid-century as a result of man-made global warming, researchers concluded in a study announced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Wednesday.
WGN: Hurricane Sandy, killer floodwaters, and raging wildfires. Scientists from all over the world, including Dr. Don Wuebbles, say our changing climate may be impacting these extreme weather events. “So we have a lot of concerns about what those changes in climate can mean to us. It’s virtually certain that human activities are responsible for the changes in climate that we’ve been seeing over the past 50 years.”
NPR: When it comes to climate change, Americans place great trust in their local TV weathercaster, which has led climate experts to see huge potential for public education...
This American Life: After years of being stuck, the national conversation on climate change finally started to shift — just a little — last year, the hottest year on record in the U.S., with Hurricane Sandy flooding the New York subway, drought devastating Midwest farms, and California and Colorado on fire. Lots of people were wondering if global warming had finally arrived, here at home. This week, stories about this new reality...
NPR: We often associate climate change with too much water — the melting ice caps triggering a rise in sea levels. Now a new World Bank report says we also need to think about too little water — the potable sort.