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Mar 20, 2019
Happy World Water Day! We explore how the increased flooding, drought, and heat from climate change are impacting our water supply.
Mar 13, 2019
After the wettest winter on record, we show how extreme precipitation is contributing to an upward trend in the NOAA/NCEI Climate Extremes Index. Also, we look ahead to St. Patrick’s Day and how climate change affects beer.
Feb 20, 2019
Climate change is already fueling disasters and contributing to flooding, heat waves, wildfires, and the spread of disease, with worse impacts ahead.
Feb 20, 2019
Unchecked greenhouse gas emissions could hit some U.S. locations with up to three severe, nearly simultaneous climate hazards by 2050 — but moderate to deep emissions cuts could significantly reduce these dangers.
Feb 6, 2019
NOAA and NASA have released their global and national climate reports for 2018 — showing that last year was the globe’s fourth-hottest on record.
Dec 12, 2018
2018 was another year of weather extremes, as record rainfall fell over much of the East and Midwest — a damaging trend that is getting worse with climate change.
Dec 5, 2018
As the climate changes, we are seeing more extreme weather events with billion-dollar price tags and 2018 is no exception.
Nov 7, 2018
Climate change is impacting the U.S. military, as warming bases here at home are putting additional stress on the Armed Forces.
Oct 24, 2018
Trees do more than showcase beautiful colors — they also improve air and water quality, minimize flood risks, and reduce our carbon footprint.
Sep 12, 2018
As the climate warms, parts of the world have recently seen new records for tropical cyclone intensity.
May 23, 2018
Drought and deluge are both expected to be more common in a warming world.
Apr 11, 2018
The number of days with heavy precipitation is increasing in most locations in the U.S.
Feb 28, 2018
The number of days each year with extreme rainfall is, on average, increasing in every region of the U.S.
Dec 20, 2017
2017 was the year of the billion-dollar disaster. There have been 15 billion-dollar weather-related disasters in the U.S. in 2017, and the year may finish as the costliest on record.
Dec 13, 2017
The phenomenal rain from Hurricane Harvey, which totaled more than 51 inches in parts of southeastern Texas, was made 15 percent heavier and three times more likely because of climate change.
Sep 6, 2017
Climate change can lead to heavier rain from hurricanes and increased risk of coastal flooding due to storm surge.
Aug 23, 2017
Algae blooms can damage aquatic ecosystems by blocking sunlight and depleting oxygen that other organisms need to survive. Climate change could be making them more common.
Aug 8, 2017
This weekend will mark the first anniversary of the devastating Louisiana floods that resulted from more than two feet of rain August 11-14, 2016.
May 10, 2017
The frequency of high streamflows has risen over the past 30 years in the Northeast, Ohio Valley, and the Mississippi Valley, increasing the risk of flooding.
May 3, 2017
A new Climate Central analysis shows an upward trend in the number of heavy precipitation events in the vast majority of the Lower 48 states since 1950.
Apr 3, 2017
The start of April marks the end of the winter wet season in the western U.S.
Sep 21, 2016
Increases in heavy precipitation will threaten to worsen incidents of sewage overflows, especially in cities with aging sewage infrastructure.
Aug 1, 2016
Catastrophic flash flooding hit Ellicott City, Maryland on Saturday night. Ellicott City is several miles west of Baltimore.
May 4, 2016
Inland flooding, or flooding of rivers and streams, is related to water runoff and depends on many factors in addition to rainfall amounts.
Apr 26, 2016
From June through September, the Southwest Monsoon dominates life in much of South Asia and accounts for 75-90 percent of the rainfall in most parts of the region.
Feb 23, 2016
A new Climate Central-led analysis looks at the human-caused influence on the number of coastal flood days across the U.S.
Nov 18, 2015
Using a traditional letter grade, the report identifies each state's level of preparedness for its climate change risks based on scientific analysis of current and future changes in threats and a review of each state’s policies and actions as compared to other states.
Sep 21, 2015
Climate Week 2015 aims to bring together an international group of leaders to discuss and promote a global movement in energy, technology, and business towards a more sustainable world. Events will be held throughout the week in NYC and online.
Aug 24, 2015
Ten years ago this week, Hurricane Katrina became one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history.
May 27, 2015
Our extensive heavy rainfall interactive, When It Rains It Pours, has been released.
May 20, 2015
The analysis indicates heavy precipitation events are increasing nationwide, most dramatically in the Northeast. This is consistent with last year’s National Climate Assessment.
Sep 22, 2014
For this week’s Climate Matters, we're stepping back from our usual analysis of weather and climate trends for an overall, big-picture look at how we really know that climate change is happening.