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2015 Still Running Away with Record Heat

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2015 Still Running Away with Record Heat

Record warm November continues the trend of a record hot 2015.

November 2015 Global Temperatures

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November 2015 Global Temperatures

Globally, November was the hottest November on record.

A Major Milestone: 1°C

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A Major Milestone: 1°C

2015 marked the first time since recordkeeping began that the global average temperature climbed to more than 1°C (1.8°F) above pre-industrial levels.

400,000 Years of Carbon Dioxide

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400,000 Years of Carbon Dioxide

Atmospheric CO2 has reached a concentration unseen for more than 400,000 years, up 33 percent in the last century.

Why 2015 Will Be the Hottest Year on Record

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Why 2015 Will Be the Hottest Year on Record

Increasing greenhouse gases are the overwhelming reason why 2015 will be the hottest year on record.

State-level Preparedness Report Cards

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State-level Preparedness Report Cards

The first-ever national analysis of state level preparedness for climate-driven, weather-related threats in all 50 states.

Potential El Niño Winter Impacts

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Potential El Niño Winter Impacts

With the current El Niño, there is some hope of such an extreme drought easing this winter.

Rain Needed to Bust the Drought

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Rain Needed to Bust the Drought

Parts of the West need more than 20 inches of rain to erase the drought.