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2010-04-01 08:19:55

New Climate Central projection map shows local and national retreat of freezing temperatures in March On March 31, Climate Central published an interactive animated map showing what we might expect in Marches to come as the climate warms. Developed by Climate Central scientists, the map uses special high-resolution projections covering the Lower 48 states to show where average March temperatures are expected to be above or below freezing each decade this century. The map also compares...

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2009-09-14 13:43:09

Climate Central's climate characters: Now appearing on TIME.com Many people worry about the link between rising bark-beetle infestations and an increase in western wildfires. But Dr. Susan Prichard, a Research Scientist at the University of Washington, adds another concern: what happens after the fires go out? Prichard's story is the latest in a series of video shorts featured on TIME.com and produced by Princeton, NJ-based nonprofit Climate Central, an authoritative, non-advocacy source for...

2009-09-02 22:28:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blaming a specific forest fire on the impact of climate change could be asking for trouble; but so too is ignoring obvious trends. That was clear last night from The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS when Climate Central, an emerging authority on global warming, explored the dramatic increase in forest fires in Washington State over the past few decades. Correspondent Dr. Heidi Cullen, Climate Central's Senior Research Scientist,...

2009-08-20 11:53:08

If you think this summer's U.S. temperatures have been uncomfortably high, scientists say one day your children may view summer 2009 as the cool old days. Researchers at the non-profit organization Climate Central say they reached that conclusion after analyzing current climate change projections made with global climate models. They said scientific literature based on the models anticipates much more frequent occurrences of hot days, heat waves and extremely warm summer seasons. The...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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