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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.

Scenario: Possible Electric Energy Sources in 2050

Scenario: Possible Electric Energy Sources in 2050

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

Like Ice Melting in a Glass

Like Ice Melting in a Glass

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

Accelerated Ice Loss from Greenland

Accelerated Ice Loss from Greenland

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

Skating on Thin Arctic Ice: Fall

Skating on Thin Arctic Ice: Fall

Submarine and satellite data since 1980 show steady shrinking.

Skating on Thin Arctic Ice: Winter

Skating on Thin Arctic Ice: Winter

Submarine and satellite data since 1980 show steady shrinking.