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Permian Basin oil patch near Midland, Texas. Gas and oil extraction as far as the eye can see. Photo: Barbara Briggs

Climate Risk in the Spotlight of Chevron’s Annual Shareholder Meeting

Stephanie Thomas, , UCS

I journeyed to Midland to attend Chevron’s annual shareholder meeting, held on May 31st, because I wanted to let the company know the importance of planning for a low carbon future. Read more >

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When the Floods are Certain But (NOAA’s) Funds Are Not

, Climate Preparedness Specialist

Did you know? Arriving tomorrow and continuing over the weekend, our coasts can expect some of the highest tides and most extensive flooding of the year (we’ll see these King Tides again in July and August). The number of days with coastal flooding is expected to be 35% above normal this year, and “normal” already includes a steep increase over historic levels, courtesy of sea level rise. Well underway is an extra-active Atlantic hurricane season.

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Photo: Michael Vadon/Wikimedia

7 Things We Expect to See in Rick Perry’s Unnecessary and Biased Grid Study

, director of energy research, Clean Energy

Do you think we’re going to learn anything new in 60 days that these experts and real-world experience haven’t already answered over the past decade? Read more >

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Tropical Storm Cindy approaches the Gulf Coast, June 20, 2017. Photo: NOAA

Tropical Storm Cindy Brings Life-Threatening Flood Risks: Atlantic Hurricane Season Arrives Early and Strong

, senior climate scientist

For the first time in nearly half a century two named storms occurred simultaneously in the Atlantic before July: Bret and Cindy. Here’s what to watch for to stay safe during tropical storm Cindy. Read more >

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October 17, 2016 tidal flooding on a sunny day during the "king tides" in Brickell, Miami, FL that peaked at four feet MLLW. Photo: Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 4.0.

Sea Level Rise and High-Tide Flooding Outlook Make It to NOAA’s Climate Update

, climate scientist

On June 15, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) held its Monthly Climate Update press conference, in which it releases the global temperature for the previous month. The big piece of information in this press conference usually comes on the very first slide of their presentation, which includes the measured global temperature for the month, and how much it deviates from the 20th century average of 58.7°F. Read more >

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