The Beast brought cold air from Siberia to cities unfamiliar with such harsh winter conditions, such as Rome. Image: REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
Arctic scientists aren’t usually afraid of a little cold. Windy conditions don’t usually get us howling. The beasts we pay attention to are usually polar bears. But last week’s “Beast from the East” triggered a few anxious conversations...
COLD SNAP: Dave Throup tweeted this picture of the Beast from the East, predicted to bring cold weather to the county next week. Picture: @DaveThroupEA
While much of Europe is shivering in subzero temperatures, the Arctic and eastern US have basked in unseasonably warm conditions in recent weeks...Read more
Severe flooding in Carlisle, north-west England, December 2015. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters
A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook page during the past week.
Climate change threatens ability of insurers to manage risk.
Extreme weather is driving up uninsured losses and insurers must use investments to fund global warming resilience, says study...Read more
Basic answers to basic questions about global warming and the future climate...Read more
Why the world's wealthiest individuals and corporations are responsible for the escalating global warming emergency and saving us from extinction...
Anne Ward Penguin
In both moral and practical terms the world’s wealthy are responsible to fix our current global warming nightmare...Read more
Coal: it’s not an option. Kym Farnik
Analysis breaks down what it would take—and it’s a lot...Read more
The nuisance flooding that accompanies seasonal high tides in parts of the Miami area will become more common as sea level rises. Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
A new report shows how vulnerable U.S. coastal areas are to rising seas, with some flooding daily by 2100. San Francisco faces a double whammy: it's also sinking...Read more
An aerial view of San Francisco. One of the greenest cities in the US is facing a major threat from global warming. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo
California, Washington and Oregon have led criticism of Trump’s climate policies, but change hasn’t been easier closer to home...Read more
Treasure Island, which sits between San Francisco and Oakland, is sinking fast, at a rate of a third of an inch a year. Frank Ramspott/Getty Images
If you move to the San Francisco Bay Area, prepare to pay some of the most exorbitant home prices on the planet. Also, prepare for the fact that someday, your new home could be underwater—and not just financially...Read more