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Michael Lemonick
Mike Lemonick is the senior science writer at Climate Central. He has covered science and the environment for TIME magazine for nearly 21 years, and has also written for Discover, Scientific American, Wired, New Scientist and The Washington Post. Lemonick is the author of four books and a cover story for TIME that was featured in the anthology “Best American Science and Nature Writing 2007.” He has taught science and environmental journalism at Princeton, Columbia, Johns Hopkins and New York Universities. He holds a masters of science in journalism from Columbia University.
Stories by Michael Lemonick
April 10, 2013
Better pack an extra barf bag ... scientists find turbulence might get worse with climate change.
September 25, 2012
Global warming brought strange weather last winter and devastating drought this summer. Will it ruin autumn, too?
June 20, 2012
There are two main reasons why sea level is rising as the world gets warmer. First, as ice sheets and glaciers melt, they send ice and water pouring into the oceans.  But another reason is that water, like most... read more >
April 9, 2012
After Al Gore, James Hansen is probably the man climate skeptics most love to hate. Unlike Gore, Hansen is an actual scientist, at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York (it’s located above the restaurant... read more >
March 19, 2012
It’s that wonderful time of year again, and no, I don't mean March Madness. March 20 marks the first day of spring, which means newscasters and TV meteorologists and The Weather Channel will be making their usual fuss. But ... read more >
March 2, 2012
Gas prices are in the news, as the average cost for a gallon of unleaded regular keeps rising toward $4. Politicians and the general public have been increasingly vocal in their demand that President Obama do something... read more >
February 8, 2012
As it does every month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released U.S. weather stats for the month just ended, and the results will come as a huge shock -- if you've been hiding in a... read more >
October 24, 2011
Richard Muller is a man climate scientists love to hate. Among other things, the Berkeley physicist has questioned the professional integrity of people like Penn State's Michael Mann, one of the creators of the so-called "... read more >
August 26, 2011
We're now a day out from Hurricane Irene’s projected landfall in the Outer Banks of North Carolina (or near-miss, and it doesn’t make a lot of difference which it is). A day later -- sometime Sunday, that is -- the storm’... read more >
July 5, 2011
Some popular myths about climate change are like zombies. You can stab them, shoot them, beat them about the head with a baseball bat, and they just get up and keep going. One such undead notion is the idea that if humans... read more >
June 3, 2011
Beekeepers love yellow starthistle. "It makes fantastic honey," says Jeffrey Dukes, an ecologist at Purdue University. "But for ranchers, it’s a real problem." That’s an understatement. Since its accidental introduction... read more >
May 5, 2011
The late House Speaker Tip O'Neill once observed famously that "all politics is local." The same, it turns out, goes for sea level. Overall, the world's oceans have been rising over the past century -- at about 2... read more >
April 22, 2011
One need only look to the worst nuclear disaster in history to see that Japan's current crisis is unlikely to end any time soon.
March 9, 2011
New research shows that the melting of the ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica is accelerating, and seas are rising accordingly.