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New forecasting tools may help predict impact of marine heatwaves on ocean life up to a year in advance

Scientists may have figured out a way to forewarn how acute ocean warming events will affect whale and sea turtle habitat up to a year in advance, giving fishers time to avoid catastrophic human-wildlife conflicts.

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Hurricanes are changing with the climate. Our words about them may need to change, too

Although scientists have fine-tuned their forecasts, dramatically slicing hurricane track errors in half since the days of Hurricane Andrew, and more recently enlisting social science teams to tailor-make forecast graphics, our language and terminology are miring communications in the past.

What would happen if Category 5 Hurricane Andrew hit Florida today

What would happen if Category 5 Hurricane Andrew hit Florida today

Despite advances in forecasts and safety measures, Andrew would remain a tough-to-predict storm. Thirty years later, far more people are also in harm’s way.
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Canadian television weather presenters change upbeat tune due to climate change

Weather forecaster Warren Dean is among several Canadian on-air weather personalities who say they've been shifting their tone and approach in light of worsening climate change.

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Record-shattering events spur advances in tying climate change to extreme weather

Record-shattering events spur advances in tying climate change to extreme weather

Critics complain that extreme event attribution, as the effort is known, overemphasizes public communications and underestimates uncertainty. But new approaches promise to increase the field’s rigor and more precisely capture the relationship between climate change and extreme weather.

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Climate change adds new variables to forecasting the monsoon

The monsoon season starts officially across the Southwest this week. But even as it unfolds, what that will mean for Arizona this year is still pretty much anyone's guess.

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Rising temperatures could make weather harder to forecast longer into the future

New research raises the uncomfortable possibility that climate change will not only make weather more severe but also harder to predict, potentially giving us less time to prepare for extreme floods, storms and heat waves in the years to come.

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