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2015 Still Running Away with Record Heat

2015 Still Running Away with Record Heat

Record warm November continues the trend of a record hot 2015.

A Major Milestone: 1°C

A Major Milestone: 1°C

2015 marked the first time since recordkeeping began that the global average temperature climbed to more than 1°C (1.8°F) above pre-industrial levels.

400,000 Years of Carbon Dioxide

400,000 Years of Carbon Dioxide

Atmospheric CO2 has reached a concentration unseen for more than 400,000 years, up 33 percent in the last century.

Why 2015 Will Be the Hottest Year on Record

Why 2015 Will Be the Hottest Year on Record

Increasing greenhouse gases are the overwhelming reason why 2015 will be the hottest year on record.

Strong El Niño Brings Warmer Global Temperatures

Strong El Niño Brings Warmer Global Temperatures

Global average temperatures are generally higher in El Niño years vs. La Niña years.

Record Highs vs. Record Lows

Record Highs vs. Record Lows

Daily record highs are outpacing record lows across the U.S. due to climate change.

Ocean Acidification: Impacts on Sea Life

Ocean Acidification: Impacts on Sea Life

In a more acidic ocean, shellfish, plankton and corals struggle to adapt.

Ocean Acidification: More CO2 = More Acidic

Ocean Acidification: More CO2 = More Acidic

CO2 mixes with seawater to form carbonic acid, making the oceans more acidic.