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2018 Global Heat So Far

2018 Global Heat So Far

Just like the past four years, 2018 is on pace to be one of the hottest years globally.

The Star Wars Universe & Planetary Climates

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.

Projected Cherry Blossom Bloom Dates in a Warming World

Projected Cherry Blossom Bloom Dates in a Warming World

Before the end of this century, the cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. may bloom a month earlier on average than they do today.

The 10 Hottest U.S. Years on Record

The 10 Hottest U.S. Years on Record

2017 was the third-warmest year on record in the U.S.

Daily Record Highs are Dramatically Outpacing Daily Record Lows

Daily Record Highs are Dramatically Outpacing Daily Record Lows

Daily record highs are dramatically outpacing daily record lows in the U.S. in the last 20 years.

Globally, 2017 on Track to Be Second Hottest Year

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

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

Warmer Air Means More Evaporation and Precipitation

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