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Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies

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Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies

Sea surface temperature anomalies in 2005 and 2010. The area inside the box indicates the 'Main Development Region' where most hurricanes form.

Low-Carbon Power

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Low-Carbon Power

Half of our electricity today comes from carbon-intensive coal. How might an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions be achieved by 2050, when electricity needs might be 50 percent higher than today?

Fuel Used to Make Electricity in US: 2008

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Fuel Used to Make Electricity in US: 2008

Coal was the dominant fuel used to to generate electricity in the US in 2008.

Scenario: Possible Electric Energy Sources in 2050

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Scenario: Possible Electric Energy Sources in 2050

A mix of new electricity sources by 2050 could reduce CO2 emissions by 83 percent.

The Future of Freezing

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The Future of Freezing

High-resolution animated projection maps for how the cold and snowy months will thaw this century.

Like Ice Melting in a Glass

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Like Ice Melting in a Glass

An interactive analogy showing just how fast Arctic sea ice has been thinning.

Accelerated Ice Loss from Greenland

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Accelerated Ice Loss from Greenland

Greenland lost much more ice in the 2000's than the decade before.

Skating on Thin Arctic Ice: Fall

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Skating on Thin Arctic Ice: Fall

Submarine and satellite data since 1980 show steady shrinking.