By mid-century in Boston, the sweltering heat of July 2010 may be thought of as cooler-than-average conditions, as more days above 90Ã‚Â°F routinely occur.
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 90Ã‚Â°F routinely occur.
Hurricanes that form in the Cape Verde region have a long trajectory over warm oceans Ã¢Â€Â” which are ideal conditions for hurricane intensification.
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?
Coal was the dominant fuel used to to generate electricity in the US in 2008.
A mix of new electricity sources by 2050 could reduce CO2 emissions by 83 percent.
An interactive analogy showing just how fast Arctic sea ice has been thinning.
Greenland lost much more ice in the 2000's than the decade before.