Emily Movsessian

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Unusual past dry and wet rainy seasons over Southern Africa and South America from a climate perspective

Abstract<p>Southern Africa and Southern South America have experienced recent extremes in dry and wet rainy seasons which have caused severe …

As Droughts, Floods, Die-Offs Proliferate, “Climate Trauma” a Growing Phenomenon

According to recent polling, climate change is seen as the single most threatening international challenge around the world, and there’s evidence …

Climate Change

Global warming, climate change and its impact on weather -- science or myth?

DENVER, Colo. - Extreme drought, destructive wildfires, tornado warnings at night in Denver, the devastating floods of last September, a new record …

Climate change could bring twice as many big El Niños

CLOSE<p>El Niño explained. (July 10, 2015)<p>Scientists have long wondered whether rising global temperatures will lead to an increase in intense El Niño …

Climate Change

Extreme weather events linked to climate change, study says

Does global warming make extreme weather worse? When there's a catastrophic flood, tornado or hurricane, people want to know if a warming world has contributed to the disaster.<p>A paper out Monday says yes, weather events are becoming more severe due to man-made climate change. (The science of this …

Single extreme weather events can’t be linked to climate change: scientist

Scientist Andrew Solow doesn’t dispute that humans are contributing to climate change, but he doesn’t believe it’s possible to link single extreme …

The crucial difference between weather and climate

Countries struggling to cope with extreme weather are not helped by being touted as victims of climate change.

Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters: Overview | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

The National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) is the Nation's Scorekeeper in terms of addressing severe weather and climate events in …

National Climate Assessment

Ashley, S. T., and W. S. Ashley, 2008: Flood fatalities in the United States. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 47, 805-818, …

New report finds human-caused climate change increased severity of 2013 heat waves in Asia, Europe and Australia

September 29, 2014<p>The report, "Explaining Extreme Events of 2013 From a Climate Perspective," can be viewed online. (Credit: <i>Bulletin of the American</i> …

The Rising Cost of Natural Hazards

The Impact of Climate Change on Natural Disasters<p>Climate change may not be responsible for the recent skyrocketing cost of natural disasters, but it …

Study: Global warming 'doubles risk' of extreme weather

<b>Extreme weather arising from a climate phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean will get much worse as the world warms, according to climate modelling.</b><p>Parts of the world will have weather patterns that switch between extremes of wet and dry, say scientists.<p>The US will see more droughts while flooding will …

Researchers say heatwaves that previously occurred once every three years are now happening every 200 days thanks to global warming<p>Extreme heatwaves and heavy rain storms are already happening with increasing regularity worldwide because of manmade climate change, according to new research.<p>Global …

Climate Change