UN: 'The era of global boiling has arrived'
United Nations leaders say human-driven climate change is to blame for the hottest month in recorded history.LEARN MORE
In this Scripps News special report, we investigate the new realities of extreme weather and the work we will need to do to adapt.
Extreme weather has been front and center this summer, from scorching high temperatures stretched across the Southwest to raging wildfires that destroyed whole communities in Hawaii.
And it's not just in the U.S. — this was the hottest northern hemisphere summer in recorded history. According to one analysis, 4 out of 5 people worldwide felt the heat of climate change-driven warming this summer.
Where do we go from here? How do we recover? Will our power grids keep up in a hotter future? In this special presentation, Scripps News investigates not just how bad it's become, but how to make things better.
We speak with President Biden's chief climate adviser Ali Zaidi on how the administration wants to prepare communities for a future of more extreme weather.
"There is a root cause to the climate crisis," said Zaidi. "We know what that is. If you put CO2 — carbon dioxide — into the atmosphere, if you raise the atmospheric concentration of CO2, you're going to see more warming. You're going to see more supercharged storms. You're going to see more extreme disasters. So we have to get at that root cause, and we do it by deploying clean energy."
The head of NASA said "Americans are right now experiencing firsthand the effects of the climate crisis" as temperatures soared in July.LEARN MORE
And we go into the field with biologists and expert divers, on an unprecedented mission to save corals off the Florida coast from unsurvivable high ocean temperatures.
You probably felt it: The number of people who say they've personally experienced direct effects from climate change jumped this summer.
Customers in Seattle have been asked to conserve water due to continuously dry conditions in the state of Washington.
Gov. Josh Green talks exclusively with Scripps News about the unprecedented wildfires on Maui, and the need to address climate change.
Republican lawmakers met early in the morning on Saturday with just hours to go before a midnight deadline to fund government operations.
The Republican leader on Saturday worked to push a 45-day funding bill through the House that would require Democratic help.
U.S. Central Command said it conducted the successful mission capturing a facilitation official during an operation, with no civilian casualties.