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Jul 7, 2021
As our climate continues to change, we are experiencing more extremely hot days, increasing the risk of heat-related illness and hospitalizations.
Aug 12, 2020
It’s a vicious cycle: higher temperatures create a greater demand for air conditioning, which drives energy consumption and fossil fuel burning, which in turn leads to higher temperatures.
Jul 13, 2020
The numbers are in for the first half of 2020’s global temperatures—and they are nearly the hottest on record once again.
Jul 8, 2020
As the climate warms, the frequency of extreme heat and humidity has already doubled in most U.S. locations.
Jul 1, 2020
This week, we take a look at July warming and July 4th climate extremes.
Jun 24, 2020
A new Climate Central report examines how heat and a warming climate endanger the health of an aging U.S. population, a threat made even more worrisome during the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 27, 2020
In the second installment of our new seasonal packages, we’re updating popular summer analyses that will help you in explaining the connections between weather and our changing climate.
Climate Matters in the Newsroom
Aug 21, 2019
Extreme heat index days—when heat and humidity make it difficult for the body to cool itself off during workouts—have been increasing in cities across the country.
Aug 21, 2019
A new Climate Central report finds an increase in days with an extreme heat index, which greatly impact outdoor sports and the risk of heat illnesses.
Aug 7, 2019
Summer minimum temperatures are warming fast across the U.S. — leading to added health risks and higher energy costs.
Climate Matters in the Newsroom
Jul 31, 2019
As summers heat up, the air we breathe is increasingly at risk of becoming unhealthy, despite decades of air quality improvements. This Climate Central reporting bulletin provides local data, charts and reporting suggestions to help you cover air quality and warming in your area.
Jul 31, 2019
Despite major air quality improvements since the Clean Air Act, pollutants like ground-level ozone can still reach unhealthy levels. Analysis of EPA data reveals an “ozone problem” in 54 of 244 cities analyzed, which threatens to get worse in the future with climate change.
Jul 24, 2019
Hotter summers often lead to more stagnant air—trapping air pollutants that can cause health problems. This release is the first of two on the links between heat and air quality; next week will focus on ground-level ozone.
Jul 18, 2019
The first half of 2019 has been one of the hottest on record globally, while the U.S. continues to deal with record rainfall.
Jul 10, 2019
Climate change is making local heat extremes all the more extreme, heightening health risks.
Jun 12, 2019
Climate change means more hot summer days — leading to health risks and more persistent insects.
Jun 5, 2019
We kick off meteorological summer with the first of two releases on warming summers, which are affecting health, farming, water resources, recreation, and energy costs.
May 8, 2019
A warming climate means more spring days with above-normal temperatures, leading to impacts like more pollen and pests.
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.
Jan 9, 2019
For most places in the U.S., the hottest year on record has come during the current decade.
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.
Aug 29, 2018
From deluge to wildfires, summer 2018 was one of extremes in the U.S.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jun 13, 2018
Golf courses are adapting to climate change by researching, developing, and installing turfgrasses that are more tolerant of extremes.
May 16, 2018
The 30-year average temperature, known as the meteorological normal, is rising in most locations in the U.S.
May 9, 2018
A family of key pollinators— hummingbirds — are at risk from climate change.
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.
Dec 6, 2017
Daily record highs are dramatically outpacing daily record lows in the U.S. in the last 20 years.
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.
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.
Nov 3, 2017
The U.S. Global Change Research Program released the Climate Science Special Report.
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.
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.
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.
Jun 28, 2017
Lyme disease is spreading in the Northeast, with more deer ticks there in a warming world.
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.
May 31, 2017
Summers are getting hotter across most of the country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dec 21, 2016
Climate change playing a critical role in record heat at the North Pole.
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.
Aug 17, 2016
66% of the U.S. is experiencing an increase of 5+ stagnant air days over the past 40 years.
Jul 19, 2016
We analyze what cities in the U.S. have warmed the most in the last 50 years, both nationally and regionally.
Jul 13, 2016
Extreme heat is the clearest indicator of global warming.
Oct 20, 2015
Average temperatures have been climbing over the last 30 years.
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.
Sep 9, 2015
Nationwide, fall is warming at a rate of 0.43°F per decade – that’s 1.9°F since 1970.
Sep 2, 2015
Heat was the dominant player this season, especially in the West, with several cities having their hottest summer on record.
Aug 19, 2015
Without climate change, the number of daily record highs should approximately match the number of daily record lows over time.
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.
Aug 5, 2015
The combination of temperature and humidity is measured nationally through the Heat Stress Index (similar to the Heat Index).
Jul 29, 2015
Disease-carrying pests, such as ticks and mosquitoes, depend on warm, humid environments for survival.
Jul 8, 2015
The number of extremely hot days continues to rise across the U.S.
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.
Mar 11, 2015
Nationwide, spring has warmed an average of 1.9°F since 1970 with the greatest increase seen in southern Nevada.
Oct 20, 2014
2014 is on pace to become the hottest year globally in more than 130 years of record keeping.
Aug 20, 2014
Cities tend to be warmer than the surrounding countryside, a phenomenon known as an urban heat island (UHI).
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.
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.
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.