A hotter Arctic means more extreme weather elsewhere on the globe

This helps us understand how climate change can cause more extreme weather — both hot and cold.

Weather and crime: is there a connection?

When temperature peaks, so does crime.

Climate change will make extreme cold more prevalent — and that’s bad news for some animals

“Extreme” things generally aren’t very healthy.

That cold, gloomy weather you hate? It might give you a heart attack

Bad weather just got a bit worse.

Climate change is affecting national parks much more than the rest of the US

They’re heating up twice as fast as everywhere else.

Man-made climate change makes heatwaves twice more likely

The effects of climate change are way beyond deniabiity, researchers say. It’s time to start acting.

Japan experiences its hottest temperature in recorded history

I’m not saying it’s climate change, but it definitely quacks like climate change.

Mars’ huge dust storm is now a “global” storm

Yarrr, there be a storm a’brewing!

Amazing views of Earth captured by NOAA’s latest weather satellite

The level of detail is exceptional.

What is climate, why it’s not weather, and why it matters

Everything you wanted to know about climate. No — really.

For the first time in 37 years, it snowed in Sahara

Yes, it actually snowed in Sahara.

WMO’s “Global Climate in 2011-2015” report published, proves we need to act now

Hot, droughty, floody, deadly.

New study might explain why winters have been more horrid in recent years

Researchers might have an explanation for why winters have gotten so horrendous.

Huge waves of foam wash over Froggy Beach after last week’s storm

Stormy weather has an unusual upside if you happen to live on Australia’s eastern coasts: giant waves of sea foam.

90-day weather predictions are crap, no matter what Accuweather claims

Weather forecasts have gotten significantly better in recent years – not because we have a much better understanding of weather has gotten much better, but rather because advanced computers allow us to develop more complex models. You can generally predict weather for 2-3 days, and in some cases of up to 7-10 days. Anything that goes beyond that is simply not

All of 2015’s weather, in a stunning 4K time-lapse video.

The European Meteorological Satellite Organization (EUMETSAT) in collaboration with the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a time-lapse 4K video of the weather of 2015 — and it’s awesome.

Map compiled by NASA shows how lightning strikes the Earth

By the time you’ve finished reading this sentence, thousands of lightning bolts had already discharged enormous amounts of energy onto Earth’s surface. Now, a map compiled by NASA using two decades worth of measurements shows which places are hit most often. For instance, land is hit more frequently than the ocean, as is the equatorial region compared to other regions of the globe.

Why does it rain so much in London? Well, it’s not that much really

Did you know it rains more in Miami, Orlando and NYC than in London?

California’s storm depicted in a brilliant animation

What you see above is a rendering of California’s winds, as derived from data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data and rendered in Web developer Cameron Beccario’s “Earth.” The website showcases a brilliant depiction of global winds, and I highly recommend you checking it out. Truly breathtaking!

Most detailed observations of Uranus reveal complex atmospheric patterns

The most detailed observations of the icy world of Uranus, the seventh planet from the sun, show complex weather patterns and other features that scientists have yet to fully describe. Popular belief had Uranus depicted as a bland, pale green world based on the now iconic observations from Voyager’s 1986 flyby of the planet. Its instruments from the time, however,