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September Arctic Sea Ice

September Arctic Sea Ice

2014's Arctic sea ice minimum isn’t going to be as low as the record set in 2012, but it will be well below the 1981-2010 average.

Antarctic Ice: What’s Going On

Antarctic Ice: What’s Going On

September marks the end of winter when the sea ice that surrounds Antarctica swells to its maximum extent.

Spring Snow Cover

Spring Snow Cover

While this has been a snowy winter, the past 50 years have shown a trend of less overall spring snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere.

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.

2013 Arctic Sea Ice Loss

2013 Arctic Sea Ice Loss

Compared with the median ice cover from 1981-2010, 2013's Arctic sea ice loss comes out to approximately 1.74 times the land area of Texas.

Rising Seas

Rising Seas

Global sea level rise since 1880.

Top 10 Weather and Climate Events of 2012

Top 10 Weather and Climate Events of 2012

From Hurricane Sandy to record heat, here is our list of the top 10 extreme weather and climate events of 2012.

Warming Winters in the U.S.

Warming Winters in the U.S.

A graphical look at the way winters have changed in the United States between 1895 and 2010.