Our webinars are designed for broadcast meteorologists so they can keep up to date on the current state of climate science. They are free and count 0.25 points toward AMS/CBM recertification.
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 20, 2018
Here are some resources to help you prepare for the upcoming release of Volume II of the Fourth National Climate Assessment.
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.
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.
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.
Nov 3, 2017
The U.S. Global Change Research Program released the Climate Science Special Report.
Sep 13, 2017
From back-to-back landfalling hurricanes in the East to drought and fires in the West, this has been a summer of climate extremes.
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 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.
Oct 20, 2016
NOAA released its Winter Outlook for 2016-17.
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.
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.
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.
May 7, 2015
Warming could bring more downpours like Oklahoma City's.
Mar 11, 2015
Nationwide, spring has warmed an average of 1.9°F since 1970 with the greatest increase seen in southern Nevada.
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.
Apr 9, 2014
Extreme downpours are also on the rise across the continental U.S. comapred to the 1950s, even in areas that are getting drier like the Southwest.
Jun 12, 2013
Since 1900, the average annual precipitation is up 5 percent for the continental U.S.