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2016 Temperatures Already Pushing COP21 Limits

2016 Temperatures Already Pushing COP21 Limits

If the first three months of 2016 are any indication, meeting the 1.5°C challenge will be increasingly difficult.

Global Sea Level Rise by Century

Global Sea Level Rise by Century

A new report constructs a sea level timeline going way back. Hard to miss the human influence in the 20th century.

Natural & Human-caused Coastal Flood Days in the U.S.

Natural & Human-caused Coastal Flood Days in the U.S.

New analysis looks at the human-caused influence on the number of coastal flood days across the U.S.

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.