"The effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans," and the world is mostly "ill-prepared" for the risks that the sweeping changes present, a new report from the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concludes.

Kentucky state climatologist Stuart Foster who directs the Kentucky Climate Center and the Kentucky Mesonet at WKU has been named the new president of the American Association of State Climatologists.