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Warm Waters Fuel Hurricane Patricia’s Record Strength

Warm Waters Fuel Hurricane Patricia’s Record Strength

What we know about hurricanes and climate change.

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.

10-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

10-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina became one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history.

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.

Storm Surge and Sea Level Rise: Advancing Waters

Storm Surge and Sea Level Rise: Advancing Waters

As the climate warms, rising sea levels will mean more damage from hurricane storm surge.

Where’s the Heat? Check the Oceans

Where’s the Heat? Check the Oceans

Greenhouse gases are trapping a lot of heat in the climate system and most of it is ending up in the ocean.

El Niño’s Winter Impacts

El Niño’s Winter Impacts

A look at how El Niño influences global weather patterns.