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Previewing the National Climate Assessment

Previewing the National Climate Assessment

Nov 20, 2018

Here are some resources to help you prepare for the upcoming release of Volume II of the Fourth National Climate Assessment.

Military Bases of Warming

Military Bases of Warming

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.

Summer of Extremes

Summer of Extremes

Aug 29, 2018

From deluge to wildfires, summer 2018 was one of extremes in the U.S.

Heat Streaks & Summer Sports

Heat Streaks & Summer Sports

Aug 1, 2018

The number of consecutive hot summer days, or heat streaks, is increasing in much of the U.S., impacting sports camps and events such as the Little League World Series.

More Extremely Hot Days

More Extremely Hot Days

Jul 25, 2018

The number of extremely hot summer days is increasing in much of the U.S., and with it, the risk of heat-related illness.

Heat Review — Halfway through 2018

Heat Review — Halfway through 2018

Jul 18, 2018

The first half of 2018 has been the 4th warmest on record globally, and despite a cold start to spring, the U.S. is having its 14th warmest year on record.

Report: The High Cost of Hot

Report: The High Cost of Hot

Jul 11, 2018

Summers are getting hotter, with warming nights driving the rise in average summer temperatures. This increase comes with costs, both financially and to human health.

More Hot Summer Days

More Hot Summer Days

Jun 20, 2018

Summer begins this week, and the number of summer days hotter than normal is climbing in most of in the U.S.

Climate Change on the Golf Course

Climate Change on the Golf Course

Jun 13, 2018

Golf courses are adapting to climate change by researching, developing, and installing turfgrasses that are more tolerant of extremes.

New Normals

New Normals

May 16, 2018

The 30-year average temperature, known as the meteorological normal, is rising in most locations in the U.S.

Flowers & Hummingbirds

Flowers & Hummingbirds

May 9, 2018

A family of key pollinators— hummingbirds — are at risk from climate change.

Global Temperature Update: November 2017

Global Temperature Update: November 2017

Dec 18, 2017

Over land and ocean surfaces combined, it was the 5th warmest November on record, tied with 2016. Records go back to 1880.

Record Highs Reign

Record Highs Reign

Dec 6, 2017

Daily record highs are dramatically outpacing daily record lows in the U.S. in the last 20 years.

Warming Winter

Warming Winter

Nov 29, 2017

Winters are warming across the U.S., and in some locations, the warming is dramatic. The Northern Plains, Great Lakes, and the Northeast are warming the fastest, while warming is taking place at a slower rate in the western U.S.

Wildfires & Air Quality

Wildfires & Air Quality

Nov 7, 2017

A Climate Central analysis reveals that wildfire pollution is getting worse in the western U.S., which is having an effect on public health.

2017 National Climate Assessment — Resources

2017 National Climate Assessment — Resources

Nov 3, 2017

The U.S. Global Change Research Program released the Climate Science Special Report.

California Wildfire Resources

California Wildfire Resources

Oct 12, 2017

Wildfires continuing to ravage California, and the worsening wildfire trend in the western U.S. is a sign of a changing climate.

State of the Climate

State of the Climate

Aug 10, 2017

The 2016 State of the Climate Report was released today from the American Meteorological Society. This is the 27th annual report, which was led by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (formerly NCDC). The report represents the work of nearly 500 scientists from more than 60 countries.

Western Wildfires

Western Wildfires

Jul 26, 2017

The number of large wildfires is trending upward in the western U.S. Higher temperatures from increasing greenhouse gases are making conditions more conducive for the spread of fires.

Global Shifting Cities

Global Shifting Cities

Jul 5, 2017

Find out how much summers in cities around the world could warm this century, and how those higher temperatures compare to other cities today.

Tick Migration

Tick Migration

Jun 28, 2017

Lyme disease is spreading in the Northeast, with more deer ticks there in a warming world.

The Season of Extreme Heat

The Season of Extreme Heat

Jun 14, 2017

Thanks for partnering with us on The Season of Extreme Heat, our special Climate Matters project raising awareness about the impacts of increasing extreme heat with climate change.

Meteorological Summer & Temp Trends

Meteorological Summer & Temp Trends

May 31, 2017

Summers are getting hotter across most of the country.

Record Sea Ice Melt

Record Sea Ice Melt

Mar 22, 2017

The National Snow and Ice Data Center announced today that Arctic sea ice hit a record low maximum extent for 2017 on March 7 at 5.57 million square miles.

February Heat Attribution Study

February Heat Attribution Study

Mar 8, 2017

Human-caused climate change made the extremely warm February in the U.S. at least three times more likely than in the past.

Maple Syrup Season

Maple Syrup Season

Feb 22, 2017

Maple tapping season is beginning earlier in the year. The area suitable for tapping operations is also migrating farther north as the climate warms.

2016: 2nd Hottest Year in the U.S.

2016: 2nd Hottest Year in the U.S.

Jan 9, 2017

2016 was the second hottest year on record in the U.S. and 8 of the 10 hottest years on record have come since 1998.

Winter Warming Trends

Winter Warming Trends

Jan 4, 2017

Average temperatures in winter are trending upward in most parts of the country.

North Pole Warming: Attribution Analysis

North Pole Warming: Attribution Analysis

Dec 21, 2016

Climate change playing a critical role in record heat at the North Pole.

Future Warming in the National Parks

Future Warming in the National Parks

Aug 24, 2016

Most parks have seen their average temperatures rise in their first century, and as greenhouse gas emissions continue to climb, more warming is expected during the next century.

Stagnant Summer Air

Stagnant Summer Air

Aug 17, 2016

66% of the U.S. is experiencing an increase of 5+ stagnant air days over the past 40 years.

Hottest Trending Cities

Hottest Trending Cities

Jul 19, 2016

We analyze what cities in the U.S. have warmed the most in the last 50 years, both nationally and regionally.

Summer Heat Toolkit

Summer Heat Toolkit

Jul 13, 2016

Extreme heat is the clearest indicator of global warming.

Western Wildfires: Hotter Years, More Fires

Western Wildfires: Hotter Years, More Fires

Jun 28, 2016

The average number of large wildfires burning across the Western U.S. each year has tripled from the 1970s to the 2010s.

Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Oct 20, 2015

Average temperatures have been climbing over the last 30 years.

Year to Date Temperature Trends

Year to Date Temperature Trends

Oct 1, 2015

Places that started the year with temperatures much below normal have rebounded, now with year-to-date temperatures close to normal, or even above normal.

Fall Temp & Precip Trends

Fall Temp & Precip Trends

Sep 9, 2015

Nationwide, fall is warming at a rate of 0.43°F per decade – that’s 1.9°F since 1970.

2015 Summer Review

2015 Summer Review

Sep 2, 2015

Heat was the dominant player this season, especially in the West, with several cities having their hottest summer on record.

Record Highs vs. Record Lows

Record Highs vs. Record Lows

Aug 19, 2015

Without climate change, the number of daily record highs should approximately match the number of daily record lows over time.

Dangerous Heat & Summer Sports

Dangerous Heat & Summer Sports

Aug 12, 2015

Exercising in the summer heat raises the risk of heat-related illnesses, as it is more difficult for the body to cool itself.

Heat Stress Index

Heat Stress Index

Aug 5, 2015

The combination of temperature and humidity is measured nationally through the Heat Stress Index (similar to the Heat Index).

Mosquitoes & Ticks

Mosquitoes & Ticks

Jul 29, 2015

Disease-carrying pests, such as ticks and mosquitoes, depend on warm, humid environments for survival.

More Hot Days

More Hot Days

Jul 8, 2015

The number of extremely hot days continues to rise across the U.S.

European Heat Wave & Climate Change

European Heat Wave & Climate Change

Jul 2, 2015

A team of international scientists, using observational data, weather forecasts and climate models, says it is virtually certain that climate change increased the likelihood of the ongoing heatwave stretching across much of Europe.

Spring Trends: Temperature & Precipitation

Spring Trends: Temperature & Precipitation

Mar 11, 2015

Nationwide, spring has warmed an average of 1.9°F since 1970 with the greatest increase seen in southern Nevada.

2014 on Pace for Hottest Year

2014 on Pace for Hottest Year

Oct 20, 2014

2014 is on pace to become the hottest year globally in more than 130 years of record keeping.

Urban Heat Islands

Urban Heat Islands

Aug 20, 2014

Cities tend to be warmer than the surrounding countryside, a phenomenon known as an urban heat island (UHI).

Hottest Days of Summer

Hottest Days of Summer

Jul 30, 2014

The hottest time of year in the continental U.S. statistically comes in mid-July, but the timing of peak heat varies across different parts of the country.

Air Quality

Air Quality

Jul 7, 2013

Heat waves make air quality worse. Global warming means we will see more heat waves in the future, so we are likely to see more days with bad air quality.

Top 10 Weather & Climate Events of 2012

Top 10 Weather & Climate Events of 2012

Jan 3, 2013

Many of these events served to highlight the growing role that global warming is playing in tipping the odds in favor of high-impact weather events.