Superstorm Set to Batter Atlantic Coast

By: Monday October 29, 2012 6:23 am

As many as 50 million Americans living in the Northeast Corridor from Boston to Washington are bracing for the Frankenstorm, the combination of Hurricane Sandy, high tide and a nor’easter, which is likely to create storm surges of up to 11 feet in places that do not normally contend with them. Manhattan, for example. Or [...]

Hurricane Isaac Makes Landfall, Will Pound Gulf Coast Region for Days

By: Wednesday August 29, 2012 11:45 am

Hurricane Isaac has made landfall in Louisiana, but it is basically hovering over the Gulf Coast, moving very slowly. The slowness of the storm and the circulation of much of it over water means that it will probably continue for some time, which means days of rain and more flooding over a broad coastal region. [...]

Isaac Pushes Through Gulf of Mexico, Will Drop Massive Rain, Storm Surge on Gulf Coast

By: Monday August 27, 2012 10:20 am

Tampa has been given the all-clear signal for Isaac, the tropical storm expected to grow in strength to a hurricane over the Gulf of Mexico. But the problems for the GOP as they try to hold their signature unveiling of Mitt Romney to the nation may have just begun. The tropical storm headed through the [...]

July Hottest Month in History of the United States

By: Thursday August 9, 2012 10:15 am

July was the hottest month in the history of the United States, going back all the way to 1895, the beginning of temperature-related record keeping. The average temperature last month was 77.6 degrees — 3.3 degrees above the average 20th-century temperature, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported on Wednesday. July thereby dethroned July 1936, [...]

Hansen: Harsh Weather Shows Evidence of Effects of Climate Change

By: Monday August 6, 2012 1:42 pm

James Hansen, the climate scientist who first alerted the world that we might have a planetary warming problem, noted over the weekend that we’re already seeing the effects. My projections about increasing global temperature have been proved true. But I failed to fully explore how quickly that average rise would drive an increase in extreme [...]

2012 on Track to Become Warmest Year in US History

By: Monday July 9, 2012 1:01 pm

While summer here in Los Angeles has been fairly temperate – especially for those of us by the beach who get the “June gloom” most mornings – in the rest of the country, the heat index has flown off the charts. Record high temperatures have been set with a disturbing regularity in May, June and [...]

Warm Winter Economic Boost Coming Back to Haunt Jobs Picture

By: Monday April 9, 2012 6:55 am

I was waiting for some enterprising conservative to make the argument that global warming improved the jobs landscape, because it turned certain industries like construction into more year-round pursuits. Of course, to make that argument, they’d have to acknowledge the existence of global warming. But they would have been missing what happens after the catch-up [...]

Republican GOTV: Voter Suppression Through Bogus Fraud Claims

By: Tuesday October 26, 2010 12:28 pm

I’ve received some interesting responses from my ground game post. Atrios sees positives in the fact that Republicans seemingly have had no coordinated voter registration strategy this cycle, and have appeared to rely on organic changes in the national environment rather than GOTV. Those organic changes probably mean more overall than turnout, but turnout can [...]

Climate Know-Nothings Seizing On Snowstorms As Evidence Against Climate Change

By: Thursday February 11, 2010 10:32 am

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