Extreme Weather

Pence Slammed for Offering ‘Prayers’ While Dismissing Climate Action at RNC as Hurricane Laura Ravages Gulf Coast

Just hours before Hurricane Laura made made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 storm with wind speed surpassing that of Katrina, Vice President Mike Pence delivered a Republican National Convention speech Wednesday night in which he mentioned climate action once only to reject it, continuing the GOP event’s ignoring or downplaying of an emergency …

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Threat of Devastating Hurricane Laura Highlights a GOP With ‘Absolutely No Plan to Deal With the Climate Crisis’

Climate action advocates in the U.S. amplified the urgency needed for political leaders from both major parties—including Republicans in the middle of their 4-day national convention this week—to address the planetary climate crisis as Hurricane Laura, upgraded to a potentially catastrophic Category 4 earlier in the day, barreled toward the Gulf Coast. “It is terrifying …

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Climate Activists and Scientists Raise Alarm After Death Valley Endures Potentially Record-Breaking 130ºF

The temperature in eastern California’s Death Valley, one of the hottest places on the planet, hit a potentially record-breaking 130ºF on Sunday, according to a preliminary reading—an event that led alarmed activists and scientists to reiterate calls for urgent global action to combat the climate crisis. “Please understand: it will get hotter, and hotter, and …

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Climatologist Michael Mann on 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season: “Hate to Say, ‘We Told You So'”

“Hate to say, ‘We told you so.’” That comment came in a Monday tweet from climatologist Michael E. Mann, responding to a pair of meteorologists who noted the warm waters along the East Coast of the United States, which “means trouble for any tropical cyclones coming up the coast” for the next several weeks of …

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‘Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm’ Amphan Barrels Towards India, Bangladesh

India and Bangladesh are facing “catastrophic storm surge potential” from Cyclone Amphan as the major storm triggers mass evacuations a day before it’s expected to make landfall on the Bengal coast. The India Meteorological Department classified Amphan on Tuesday as an “extremely severe cyclonic storm” that would likely carry maximum sustained wind speeds of 155-165 …

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