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100 Days of Climate: Week 6

Addressing climate change using sound science is crucial not just for the U.S., but for the world. Unfortunately, that appears unlikely over the next four years under the Trump administration, which has shown signs of being apathetic if not outright hostile to climate science and science-based policies to rein in carbon pollution.

Trump has promised to rid the country of Obama’s climate policies while simultaneously propping up coal and oil, the two biggest energy sources of carbon pollution. That’s despite the fact that climate science indicates now is the time when more urgent action is needed to address climate change.

With an anti-climate agenda likely in Trump’s first 100 days, Climate Central is going  to underscore the value of science and rational approaches to policy making over that span. We’ll be tweeting facts, stories and videos that provide key scientific context of the choices humanity faces and what policy actions (or inactions) mean. We’ll be chronicling them all right here, so check back every day to see what science tells us about our warming world and what we should be doing about it.

Feb. 24-March 2

Day 36, Feb. 24: Winter storms like #Quid have increased in intensity since 1950 #climate100    

Feb. 17-Feb. 23

Day 29, Feb. 17: Here’s how climate change may alter “critical” atmospheric rivers #climate100    
Day 30, Feb. 18: Climate change means more winter precipitation falling as rain #climate100    
Day 31, Feb. 19: The 10 hottest years ever recorded have all occurred since 1998 #climate100    
Day 32, Feb. 20: With climate change, spring is coming an average of 3 days earlier across the U.S. #climate100    
Day 33, Feb. 21: More heavy downpours are consistent with what climate scientists expect in a warming world    
Day 34, Feb. 22: NASA helps us understand our own planet (while discovering others!) #climate100    
Day 35, Feb. 23: NOAA data show that record highs are outpacing record lows 116-to-1 this February #climate100    

Feb. 10-Feb. 16

Before and after satellite imagery show an iceberg breaking off the calving front of the Pine Island Glacier.
Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

Day 22, Feb. 10: Our warming world could lead to individual storms that produce heavier snow #climate100    
Day 23, Feb. 11: The Dakota Access pipeline has been greenlighted. Here’s what that means for carbon emissions    
Day 24, Feb. 12: NOAA lets the public create climate visuals with the click of a button #climate100    
Day 25, Feb. 13: The planet is losing sea ice. This winter is a dramatic sign of that trend #climate100    
Day 26, Feb. 14: The U.S. is more than 1/3 of the way toward meeting its commitment to the Paris Agreement    
Day 27, Feb. 15: Satellites reveal how our world is changing. Here’s what they just saw in Antarctica #climate100    
Day 28, Feb. 16: January 2017 continued the trend of planetary heat #climate100    

Feb. 3-Feb. 9

Day 15, Feb. 3: The language on EPA climate pages is starting to change (and disappear in some cases) #climate100    
Day 16, Feb. 4: These maps show what’s at risk along the U.S. coast from sea level rise  #climate100    
Day 17, Feb. 5: January was the 27th consecutive month the U.S. set more high temp records than low temp records #climate100    
Day 18, Feb. 6: Our infrastructure will get more vulnerable as extreme heat events increase #climate100    
Day 19, Feb. 7: Unprecedented Arctic warmth is an example of how carbon pollution is reshaping the planet    
Day 20, Feb. 8: Snow cover in North America is on the decline in part due to climate change #climate100  
Day 21, Feb. 9: Coastal cities could flood three times a week by 2045 as seas rise #climate100  

Jan. 27-Feb. 2

Day 8, Jan. 27: The group @500womensci brought together women researchers advocating for equality #climate100    
Day 9, Jan. 28: New research shows we’re even closer to the 1.5°C warming threshold #climate100    
Day 10, Jan. 29: This new NOAA satellite will dramatically improve weather forecasts #climate100    
Day 11, Jan. 30: Syria's worst drought in 900 years helped spark a refugee crisis #climate100    
Day 12, Jan. 31: One of the nation’s biggest climate polluting power plants could close this year #climate100    
Day 13, Feb. 1: Warming winters pose serious economic consequences in states reliant on winter tourism #climate100    
Day 14, Feb. 2: Limiting methane emissions, like from natural gas pipes, is key to curbing climate change #climate100    

Jan. 20-26

Credit: Anthony Quintano/flickr

Day 1, Jan. 20: Data is the bedrock for all we know about climate change. Here's why we need to save it #climate100    
Day 2, Jan. 21: Women are the true face of climate change #climate100 #womensmarch    
Day 3, Jan. 22: Outbreaks with more tornadoes are becoming more extreme #climate100    
Day 4, Jan. 23: NASA & NOAA have declared 2016 to be the hottest year in 137 years of record keeping #climate100    
Day 5, Jan. 24: Trump has frozen EPA funds at a time when climate research is more important than ever #climate100    
Day 6, Jan. 25: The EPA has reportedly been told to kill their climate change webpage via @Reuters #climate100    
Day 7, Jan. 26: Scientists have proposed a #ScienceMarch to advocate for evidence-based policies #climate100    

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