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Monday, Mar 29, 2021
by Morgan Kelly, High Meadows Environmental Institute
The heavy snowfalls and frigid days of this past winter in New Jersey let Princeton sophomore Grace Liu finally experience the Northeastern winter she’d only imagined growing up in her Florida hometown of palm trees and sandy beaches. She was one of the many Princeton students who returned to campus in January in time for traditions of building...
Friday, Mar 26, 2021
by Laura Potts, University of East Anglia
Many tropical cyclone-prone regions of the world are expected to experience storm systems of greater intensity over the coming century, according to an extensive review of existing research published March 26 in Science Brief Review.
Thursday, Mar 4, 2021
by Morgan Kelly ・ High Meadows Environmental Institute
Researchers at Princeton University and the University of Miami found that the latest generation of high-sensitivity climate models do not provide a plausible scenario of Earth’s future climate. These models project that clouds moderate greenhouse gas-induced warming — particularly in the northern hemisphere — much more than climate records show...
Thursday, Dec 10, 2020
by Tina Gerhardt, Sierra, Sierra Club Magazine
The 2020 season also forms part of a pattern that calls into question what even constitutes an “average” season. It is the fifth consecutive year with an above average hurricane season.
Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020
by Andrew Freedman
It all started with Hurricane Hanna, which swirled in from the Gulf of Mexico to Padre Island, Tex., on July 25. Originally forecast to move into South Texas as a tropical storm, with the biggest threat being heavy rainfall, the storm instead intensified quickly, becoming a strong Category 1 hurricane just before landfall. Forecasters didn’t know...
Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020
by Nathaniel Johnson
The National Weather Service has run out of letters for hurricanes in this record-breaking season, which is why tropical storms have started to sound like vengeful Greek demigods. And with Eta and Theta menacing coastlines, any climate-concerned citizen should be wondering: Is climate change the culprit? Well, it’s complicated, but a new study...
Friday, Nov 6, 2020
by Emma Newburger
Key Points During most years, hurricane activity would have long since waned by now. But in 2020, with about a month left of official Atlantic hurricane season, forecasters anticipate even more storms. Hurricane Eta, forecast to redevelop and head toward Cuba and Florida next week, is the 28th named storm and the 12th hurricane during a...
Thursday, Oct 15, 2020
by Princeton University
You can now explore the full scope of Princeton’s latest environmental research – plus the University’s legacy of environmental commitment – through a single portal: "Princeton Environmental Research: A Half-Century at the Forefront." The portal was launched on Thursday, Oct 15, 2020. Users will find a video presenting 50 years of environmental...
Thursday, Oct 8, 2020
Hurricane Delta, gaining strength as it bears down on the U.S. Gulf Coast, is the latest and nastiest in a recent flurry of rapidly intensifying Atlantic hurricanes that scientists largely blame on global warming.
Wednesday, Oct 7, 2020
But that isn’t all the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other scientists have to say about hurricanes and climate change. Focusing only on the number of storms obscures warnings from NOAA and other scientists about the effect of climate change on future storms. "If we are thinking about what to expect in the coming century,...

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