Global temperature rise

All three major global surface temperature reconstructions show that Earth has warmed since 1880. Most of this warming has occurred since the 1970s, with the 20 warmest years having occurred since 1981 and with all 10 of the warmest years occurring in the past 12 years. Even though the 2000s witnessed a solar output decline resulting in an unusually deep… Read More »

Sea level rise

Global sea level rose about 17 centimeters (6.7 inches) in the last century. The rate in the last decade, however, is nearly double that of the last century.

Extreme Weather, Natural Disasters Led To $45 Billion In Insurance Losses In 2013

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Natural Disaster Costs Have Quadrupled In Past 3 Decades, European Official Says

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Disaster Housing Gets A Surprising Makeover In New York City

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Earthquake Shakes Southern Mexico

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Exo units: the shelters redefining emergency housing

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Haiti Demolition Unleashes New Wave Of Homelessness After Poor Renters Given Minutes To Leave

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Woodward, OK Tornado 2012: Warnings Saved Lives In Deadly Midwest Storms

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