Extreme Weather 101: Drought & Our Changing Climate - Drought has left huge swaths of the United States parched this year. Are these dry conditions simply a fluke, or something we many need to get used to in a warming world? Scientist Mike Brewer and meteorologist Dan Satterfield explain the connection between drought and a changing climate in our series Extreme Weather 101.
Can Extreme Weather Make Climate Change Worse? Devastating drought in the Southwest, unprecedented wildfire activity, scorching heat waves and other extreme weather are often cited as signs of a changing climate. But what if those extreme weather events themselves cause more extreme weather events, fueling climate change?
Extreme Weather 101: Rising Temps & Snowstorms - Can a warming planet really play a role in big snowstorms? In Extreme Weather 101, scientist Jay Lawrimore and meteorologist Dan Satterfield detail how increased temperatures can affect the formation of snowstorms that can blanket and paralyze a city.
Extreme Weather 101: Heat Spikes On the Rise - Heat records tumbled across the country this spring and summer as heat waves and warmer-than-normal temperatures blistered much of the U.S. As scientist Deke Arndt and meteorologist Dan Satterfield explain in this edition of Extreme Weather 101, these heat spikes are likely to become more commonplace as greenhouse gases heat the planet.
How a Wavy Jet Stream Fuels Cold, Hot Weather Extremes
Coverage of mid-June through early July 2012 Heat Wave - A widespread and unusually intense heat wave gripped much of the continental U.S. from mid-June through early July 2012. Triple-digit temperatures began in the West, greatly enhancing the wildfire problems in Colorado, Utah and other states, before expanding eastward into the Plains, Midwest, and eventually reaching the East Coast.