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Closing 2021

Our hearts are with those in Kentucky and the multi-state region impacted by this past weekend’s tornadoes and storm events. Here in Minnesota, we received over a foot of snow and then saw extreme warm up a few days later, with rain and thunderstorms. Climate-related natural disasters and extreme weather variations like these events are […]

Climate Change is Hitting Home

Last week Climate Generation was invited by Climate Power, a national organization building support for bold climate action, to join a press conference in Washington D.C. on extreme weather fueled by climate change. A week earlier our team was excited to read news about U.S. Senator Tina Smith (MN-D) who has championed a groundbreaking Clean […]

Book of the Month: Ship Breaker

Note:  This is the third in a monthly series of posts focused on integrating literacy and climate science and energy issues.  The posts are based on discussions in the “Not So Serious Climate and Energy Book Club,” last Friday.  The book club evolved out of some informal virtual discussions between a number of us involved […]

Is it hot enough for you? Climate News Round-up

Is it hot enough for you? Extent of surface melt over Greenland’s ice sheet on July 8 (left) and July 12.[Via Climate Central] Summer 2012 has proved a landmark time in climate history, with record heat, rainfall, wildfires, floods and droughts throughout the country and across the globe. Recent reports came in that global CO2 […]

Duluth Flooding, Climate Adaptation, and Extreme Weather

An article in the Star Tribune this week discussed the recent flooding in Duluth and the fact that “Duluth is maybe in the firstwave of cities to adapt to climate change,” said University of Minnesota Extension climatologist Mark Seeley.  The article is nice starting point for a discussion about adaptation to climate change, the role […]

What Does Extreme Weather Mean for Climate Change Educators?

Over the last month it has been hard to miss the news reports, blogs and editorial commentary on the extreme weather events that have been sweeping the country.  Tornadoes, flooding, and above normal temperatures have caught the media and the nation’s attention and looking for answers, inevitably the question has risen, “is THIS climate change?”, […]