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The Latest in Climate Change Attribution and the Law

A new paper provides a comprehensive overview of our understanding of how humans are affecting the global climate system, and its application in legal settings.

by Michael Burger, Jessica Wentz, and Radley Horton |February 7, 2020
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Will Climate Change Cause More Glacial Lake Outburst Floods?

When glacial lakes burst, the sudden and intense flooding can be catastrophic for nearby communities. A new study looks at what role climate change plays in these events.

by |May 21, 2018
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How Will Scientists Find Out Whether Climate Change Made Hurricane Harvey Worse? [Video]

It’s too soon to say there’s a connection, but searching for the fingerprints of climate change shouldn’t take too long.

by |September 1, 2017

NYC’s Heat Waves: A Harbinger of Things to Come?

As global temperatures rise and heat records are broken, many wonder if New York City’s heat waves this summer were a result of climate change, and if we will experience more of them in the future.

by |September 27, 2016