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Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021
by Denise Chow, NBC News
Climate change is altering some of the atmospheric and ocean dynamics that power hurricanes. That doesn't mean more hurricanes — but it does mean...
Friday, Aug 27, 2021
by Lauren Rosenthal, The Water Main
Perhaps no place has endured more than Lake Charles, Louisiana. Gabriel Vecchi, a professor of geosciences and director of the High Meadows...
Tuesday, Aug 10, 2021
by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications
The triple-digit temperatures sweeping across the country this summer go far beyond routine weather fluctuations. Indeed, June 2021 was the hottest June in the history of national weather records, and by the end of July, fully 40% of the nation was experiencing drought, which contributed to a western wildfire season whose smoke reached from coast...
Thursday, Jul 8, 2021
by The Department of Geosciences

Gabe Vecchi, Professor of Geosciences, Director of The High Meadows Environmental Institute, and Deputy Director of the Cooperative Institute for Modeling the Earth System, and Wenchang Yang,...

Wednesday, Jul 7, 2021
by Seth Borenstein
The deadly heat wave that roasted the Pacific Northwest and western Canada was virtually impossible without human-caused climate change that added a few extra degrees to the record-smashing temperatures, a new quick scientific analysis found. An international team of 27 scientists calculated that climate change increased chances of the extreme...
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...

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