Noru became a super typhoon in 6 hours. Scientists say powerful storms are becoming harder to forecast

CNN — Residents on the small resort island of Polillo are accustomed to severe weather – their island sits in the northeastern Philippines, on the edge of the Pacific Ocean where storms typically gather strength and turn into typhoons. But even they were stunned by the intensity of Typhoon Noru, known locally as Typhoon Karding, … Read more

Ian makes second official landfall, as Category 1 storm in South Carolina

Recovery efforts continued across Florida and the Carolinas Friday as the massive storm Ian left millions without power throughout the Southeast. The big picture: Hurricane Ian, which pummeled Florida earlier in the week, became a post-tropical cyclone as winds dipped at 70 mph Friday afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center. The latest: The NHC … Read more

Harvard scientists find first definitive proof of the rise of oceans

Mitrovica and colleague David Sandwell from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography noticed the satellite data. Records from this area had often only gotten as far south as Greenland, but in this latest release, the data reached 10 degrees higher in latitude, giving the scientists the opportunity to spot a potential glimpse of the seesaw generated … Read more

1,000-year rainfall: How climate change made Hurricane Ian more destructive

CNN  —  Hurricane Ian slammed into the Gulf Coast of Florida on Wednesday with record-breaking storm surge and devastating winds. But as it tracked inland, extreme rainfall became the most destructive aspect of the storm for central Florida. Radar estimates suggest well over 12 inches of rain fell in just 12 to 24 hours in … Read more

A Life-Size Poop Sculpture Of Ron Johnson Is Touring Around Milwaukee

The human version of Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is in Washington, DC, on Thursday. But back home, a life-sized poop version of him spent the day touring Milwaukee. Activists with the progressive groups NextGen PAC and MoveOn hosted events around the city with a six-foot-tall, 80-pound “scatue” of Johnson made out of dried cow manure. … Read more

Nord Stream gas ruptures could leak ‘unprecedented’ amount of this potent greenhouse gas

CNN — Experts say that the unexplained explosions in the Nord Stream pipelines running from Russia to Europe could release an “unprecedented” amount of the greenhouse gas methane and be enormously damaging to the climate. More than 100,000 metric tons of natural gas are bubbling on the surface of the Baltic Sea over a 1-kilometer … Read more

Climate Expert Says Attack By GOP Lawmaker Is Nothing New: ‘This Is The Playbook’

Raya Salter recently made headlines when a Republican lawmaker who allies himself with the fossil fuel industry launched an offensive tirade at Salter as a Black woman while she tested before Congress about the climate crisis. Salter, an energy justice lawyer and climate expert, stood her ground as Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) launched an attack … Read more