In what promises to be a bumper year for the observation of asteroids and dwarf planets, asteroid 2004 BL86 is due for a near miss of Earth on 26 January.
The recent signing by China and the USA to limit climate change was hailed by some in the world’s media as ground breaking. Is it all just hot air?
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC, has issued a stark warning: Many nations, including the US, are extremely vulnerable to climate change.
A new study shows that colours in sunset paintings by famous artists can provide valuable information on atmospheric dust following volcanic eruptions.
Ozone causes skin irritation and respiratory damage; in Hawaii, research shows climate variability increasing the amount of ozone in the lower atmosphere.
In its annual review of major US weather disasters, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration figures now show a possible climate link.
Recent severe weather on both sides of the Atlantic reveal different effects, but both show the influence of the Jet Stream and potentially climate change.
In the National Weather Service’s January 2012 weather forecast for the USA, issued half a month ahead, NWS is anticipating higher-than-average temperatures in the East of the Country, and lower temperatures in the West. The forecast for precipitation is below-average in the South, with above-average or near-normal further North. The three month outlook for January, […]
After extending the conference by 36 hours, the delegates at the UN climate summit in Durban finally reached an agreement, which will not be viewed favourably by all countries affected. Despite the rhetoric of Ms. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, the president for the summit, the meeting exposed some problems on the horizon. Durban Climate Conference: Agreements Reached […]
In 2011 there have been 12 weather-related disasters in the USA, with damage over 1 billion dollars each. By Dec 7, 2011, the total damage from these disasters exceeded $52 billion with additional costs from smaller disturbances. These disasters include blizzards, tornadoes, drought, flooding and wildfires. The Year of Weather Disasters in Brief The list of major […]