Australia's Wildfires Are Carrying Smoke Around The Globe

NASA released a radar animation that shows smoke from the fires 6,800 miles away in Chile. The skies over Chile have turned grey and hazy. Argentina has also seen sunsets tinged with red from the smoke. 

Australia had its hottest and driest year on record

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has released its annual climate statement for 2019, and found that last year was both the hottest and driest on record for the continent.

Australian bushfires point to an ominous pattern

Apocalyptic scenes are playing out across Australia as bushfires have burned millions of acres and ravaged more than 1,000 homes in New South Wales alone. The new normal is not only more lethal, it's also harder to predict.

Koalas are "functionally extinct" after 1,000 killed in bushfires

If we combine all of the estimated deaths of koalas in Australian bushfires, there could be 1,000 koalas that have been killed in the last two months. The extent of the blaze means large tracts of the tree-dwelling koalas’ habitat has been destroyed.

Climate change is California's recipe for intense wildfire

The growing intensity of present day wildfires is a sobering reminder that greenhouse gas emissions and the global carbon footprint must be curbed, lest our planet be faced with irreversible climate consequences.

Indonesian forest fire chokes millions of people, animals

Since August, forest fires have erupted in Riau, Jambi, South Sumatra, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, and South Kalimantan, and produced smog that has choked millions of people in those provinces, several neighboring regions and even Malaysia and Singapore.

230 global investors warn firms linked to deforestation

Prompted by the Amazon fires in Brazil and Bolivia, 230 global investors have issued a statement warning hundreds of unnamed companies to either meet their commodities supply chain deforestation commitments or risk economic consequences.

Satellite Images Show Vast Swathes of the Arctic On Fire

Hot weather has engulfed a huge portion of the Arctic, from Alaska to Greenland to Siberia. Yet another symptom of an Arctic transitioning into a more volatile state as the planet warms. 

Climate change helped make California wildfires more devastating

Climate change, Los Angeles fire chief Daryl Osby said, was undeniably a part of why the fires burning in northern and southern California, US, were more devastating and destructive than in years past.

NASA Image Shows How Much of Earth Is on Fire

The red points in the picture above are areas around the world with fires actively burning, accurate as of Thursday. It doesn't look great.

Nearly two million acres on fire in the United States

The West Coast of the United States is shrouded in smoke from the 110 large fires (this does not include smaller fires within each complex of fires) that have erupted across the region during this fire season.

Climate Change Causes Extreme Weather

The wildfire raging through California has led to seven deaths already. A wildfire in Greece killed at least 91 people. In Sweden, fires have been so out of control that the government temporarily banned man-made fires.

The global heat wave 2018

A heat wave is ravaging countries around the world. Although many celebrate sunny days, wildfires, wasted crops and health problems are some of the many disastrous consequences hot weather can have.

'Historic' Bad Weather Cost US a Record-Breaking $306 Billion Last Year

From Texas to Puerto Rico, here’s how much damage extreme weather caused last year.

California US Climate Emergency

Fires continue to burn Southern California, and climate scientists have warned us for years that the region was entering a year-round fire regime.