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The Star Wars Universe & Planetary Climates

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The Star Wars Universe & Planetary Climates

May the Force be with you! The arid world of Tatooine and the icy world of Hoth from the Star Wars universe show the importance of atmospheres in a planet’s climate.

Globally, 2017 on Track to Be Second Hottest Year

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Globally, 2017 on Track to Be Second Hottest Year

Globally, 2017 is trending as the second hottest year on record, only behind 2016.

2017 on Track to Be Third Hottest Year Nationally

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2017 on Track to Be Third Hottest Year Nationally

2017 is on track to be the third hottest year on record for the U.S.

Warmer Air Means More Evaporation and Precipitation

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Warmer Air Means More Evaporation and Precipitation

Higher temperatures from climate change mean more evaporation, which means more rain.

Hurricanes and Climate Change: What We Know

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Hurricanes and Climate Change: What We Know

Climate change affects hurricanes by energizing them in a few important ways.

Summers Are Getting Hotter

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Summers Are Getting Hotter

Summers are getting hotter across most of the country.

2016 Is Off to a Scorching Start

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2016 Is Off to a Scorching Start

April 2016 was the hottest April on record globally.

The New Normal: Earth is Getting Hotter

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The New Normal: Earth is Getting Hotter

Temperatures we think of as normal are getting warmer.