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.
Globally, 2017 is trending as the second hottest year on record, only behind 2016.
2017 is on track to be the third hottest year on record for the U.S.
Higher temperatures from climate change mean more evaporation, which means more rain.
Climate change affects hurricanes by energizing them in a few important ways.
April 2016 was the hottest April on record globally.
Temperatures we think of as normal are getting warmer.
If the first three months of 2016 are any indication, meeting the 1.5°C challenge will be increasingly difficult.