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Countries That Set New Record Highs in 2010

Countries That Set New Record Highs in 2010

More countries have set new record high temperatures in 2010 than during any other year since instrumental records began.

New York: July Days Over 90 Degrees

New York: July Days Over 90 Degrees

By mid-century in New York, the sweltering heat of July 2010 may be thought of as cooler-than-average conditions, as more days above 90°F routinely occur.

Philadelphia: July Days Over 90 Degrees

Philadelphia: July Days Over 90 Degrees

By mid-century in Philadelphia, the sweltering heat of July 2010 may be thought of as cooler-than-average conditions, as more days above 90°F routinely occur.

Boston: July Days Over 90 Degrees

Boston: July Days Over 90 Degrees

By mid-century in Boston, the sweltering heat of July 2010 may be thought of as cooler-than-average conditions, as more days above 90°F routinely occur.

Washington, DC: July Days Over 90 Degrees

Washington, DC: July Days Over 90 Degrees

By mid-century in Washington, DC, the sweltering heat of July 2010 may be thought of as cooler-than-average conditions, as more days above 90°F routinely occur.

Cape Verde Hurricanes

Cape Verde Hurricanes

Hurricanes that form in the Cape Verde region have a long trajectory over warm oceans — which are ideal conditions for hurricane intensification.

Low-Carbon Power

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

Fuel Used to Make Electricity in US: 2008

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