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Taking it to the Extreme: 2011’s Off the Charts Weather and Climate Stats

What is of concern, though, is that climate change is bound to make droughts like this more severe than they otherwise would be, pushing temperatures higher and thereby drying out the soil even more.… Read More

Interactive: Climate Wizard Projects Future Warming

Explore the future temperature and precipitation changes projected by climate models. … Read More

Hot Summer of 2011 Rewrites Record Books

Using our record temperature tracker (see below), we found that June, July, and August saw more warm temperature records tied or broken than any other summer in the past decade.… Read More

Atlantic Hurricane Season Heats Up

As Climate Central's "hurricane scorecard" shows, so far this hurricane season there have been numerous tropical storms that never made it to hurricane strength, with winds greater than 74 mph.… Read More

The Damaging Impact of Roy Spencer’s Science

Friday that truth became apparent. Kevin Trenberth received a personal note of apology from both the editor-in-chief and the publisher of "Remote Sensing."… Read More

New York’s One-Inch Escape From Hurricane Irene

This is how coastal places everywhere will experience sea level rise: previously rare floods will become common — soon — and the new rare floods will be outside of anyone’s experience.… Read More

Raging Rivers: Track the Aftermath of Irene

The flooding isn't only the result of Irene. The tropical storm storm struck a region that was already waterlogged after record August rains.… Read More

Globe Records its Seventh-Warmest July on Record, Arctic Melt Speeds Up

According to data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center, the average Arctic sea ice extent during July was the smallest since satellite monitoring began in 1979, at 21.6 percent below average.… Read More