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Annual CO2 Peak & Day of Prayer

Annual CO2 Peak & Day of Prayer

May 1, 2019

Atmospheric CO2 concentrations are nearing this year’s peak above 413 ppm — the highest level in millions of years. We also connect with the National Day of Prayer, analyzing the houses of worship at risk from sea level rise.

Heavy Rain, Climate Extremes, and Beer

Heavy Rain, Climate Extremes, and Beer

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.

Your Climate If a Green New Deal Went Global

Climate Matters in the Newsroom

Your Climate If a Green New Deal Went Global

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.

Local Climate Hazard Pile-Up

Local Climate Hazard Pile-Up

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.

2018 Year in Review: Temperatures & Billion-Dollar Disasters

2018 Year in Review: Temperatures & Billion-Dollar Disasters

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.

Billion-Dollar Disasters of 2018

Billion-Dollar Disasters of 2018

Dec 5, 2018

As the climate changes, we are seeing more extreme weather events with billion-dollar price tags and 2018 is no exception.

Under Fire

Climate Matters in the Newsroom

Under Fire

Nov 7, 2018

Military sites across the United States have seen a striking warming trend — and that warming contributes to damaging extreme weather events, from storms to droughts.

High Water

Climate Matters in the Newsroom

High Water

Oct 4, 2018

October is “king tide” season, bringing the highest high tides of the year for much of the U.S. coastline.

Rising Tides

Rising Tides

Oct 4, 2018

Tidal flooding on the U.S. coast is getting more common, and the number of days with flooding will substantially increase in the coming decades. As the highest astronomical tides of the year approach, the coming weeks will bring a glimpse into a more regularly flooded future for much of the U.S.

Tropical Cyclone Records & Rainfall Extremes

Tropical Cyclone Records & Rainfall Extremes

Sep 12, 2018

As the climate warms, parts of the world have recently seen new records for tropical cyclone intensity.

Rapidly Intensifying Hurricanes

Rapidly Intensifying Hurricanes

May 30, 2018

Rapid intensification, usually found in major hurricanes, has likely increased in the Atlantic basin since 1970 and may become more common in a warming world.

Increasing Climate Extremes

Increasing Climate Extremes

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.

Hurricanes & Climate Change

Hurricanes & Climate Change

Sep 6, 2017

Climate change can lead to heavier rain from hurricanes and increased risk of coastal flooding due to storm surge.

U.S. Coastal Water Temperature Trends

U.S. Coastal Water Temperature Trends

Sep 7, 2016

Over the past several decades, U.S. coastal water temperatures have increased during the warmest part of the year.

Hurricane Season Preview

Hurricane Season Preview

May 31, 2016

June 1 marks the first day of meteorological summer and the first day of the Atlantic hurricane season.

10-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

10-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Aug 24, 2015

Ten years ago this week, Hurricane Katrina became one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history.

Climate Week 2014

Climate Week 2014

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.

Atlantic & Pacific Hurricane Season

Atlantic & Pacific Hurricane Season

Sep 10, 2014

September 10 marks the statistical peak of the Atlantic hurricane season.

Hurricane Sandy: One Year Later

Hurricane Sandy: One Year Later

Oct 28, 2013

Superstorm Sandy — part hurricane, part fearsome nor’easter — battered the Eastern U.S. in October 2012.

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.