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Carbon Dioxide on the Rise

Carbon Dioxide on the Rise

Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels continue to climb, averaging 400 parts per million for the month of February — the earliest in the year Earth has hit this global warming milestone on record.

Highest Levels in 800,000 Years

Highest Levels in 800,000 Years

This is the first time in at least 800,000 years, and possibly as long as 2 million, that atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have been this high.

2014 is Hottest Year on Record Globally

2014 is Hottest Year on Record Globally

2014 topped both 2005 & 2010 as the hottest since record keeping began, continuing the trend that the top 10 years have all occurred since 1998.

El Niño’s Winter Impacts

El Niño’s Winter Impacts

A look at how El Niño influences global weather patterns.

Climate Change Indicators

Climate Change Indicators

A graphical look at the top indicators of a warming world.

Record Highs vs. Record Lows - Current Cold Stretch in Perspective

Record Highs vs. Record Lows - Current Cold Stretch in Perspective

Record lows are outpacing record highs since last year. This is becoming rarer in a warming world.

Rising Global Temperatures and CO2

Rising Global Temperatures and CO2

The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has a strong correlation with rising temperatures.

Winter Olympics in a Warming World

Winter Olympics in a Warming World

If global warming continues unabated, only 6 of the 19 previous host cities could host the Winter Games again by the 2080s.