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More CO2 = More Pollen

More CO2 = More Pollen

Climate change has increased pollen counts and the length of the pollen season, trends that are expected to continue through mid-century.

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 Record Highs vs. Record Lows

2013 Record Highs vs. Record Lows

For the first time in 20 years, the U.S. is on track to set more record lows than record highs in 2013.

2013 Hurricane Season

2013 Hurricane Season

This season was the least active since 1982 and the sixth-quietest since 1950.

Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season

The peak of hurricane & tropical storm activity doesn’t usually come until Sept. 10. And, on average, there tend to be significantly more storms after the peak than before it.

Extreme Weather Trends: What Do We Know?

Extreme Weather Trends: What Do We Know?

The current level of understanding makes it hard to say for certain how climate change will influence Atlantic hurricanes in the future.

Lightning-Caused Wildfires

Lightning-Caused Wildfires

As the graphic shows, people cause most wildfires. But lightning-ignited fires burn by far the most territory.

Record Highs vs. Record Lows

Record Highs vs. Record Lows

Record highs have outpaced record lows by a bigger margin each decade since the 1960s.