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Climate Image of the Year: Hurricane Patricia

Climate Image of the Year: Hurricane Patricia

It’s been a year marked by hurricane records. The northern hemisphere saw 31 major cyclones, crushing the old record of 23 storms. Yemen got hit by two rare cyclones while the U.S. saw another year pass — that’s 10 years and counting now — without a major hurricane making landfall. That includes Hawaii, which dodged not one or two, but 15 named … Read More

Two Charts Show December’s Crazy Warmth

Two Charts Show December’s Crazy Warmth

If you live in the eastern half of the U.S., you probably don’t need anyone to tell you that it has been ridiculously warm this month. Just how warm is illustrated by two eye-popping charts that show there have been more than 20 times as many daily heat records as cold ones this month and that nearly a third of the Lower 48 has seen temperatures… Read More

Climate Chart of the Year? Record Heat, Of Course

Climate Chart of the Year? Record Heat, Of Course

The world is getting hotter. And hotter, and hotter. As 2015 comes to a close, it will be the hottest year on record, besting the former record holder of 2014 (also known as last year). Nine of the 10 hottest years on record have come since 2005. So let us repeat: The world is getting hotter. You know it. I know it. But maybe your Uncle Peter … Read More

The 7 Most Interesting Climate Findings of the Year

The 7 Most Interesting Climate Findings of the Year

At Climate Central, we love climate research (but really, who doesn’t?). We cover it relentlessly and a lot of findings have come through our inboxes this year. All those studies are crucial to shaping both what we know about the world we currently live in as well as what we’re in store for in the future depending on how we respond to climate … Read More

The Biggest Energy and Climate Stories of 2015

The Biggest Energy and Climate Stories of 2015

The months leading up to the historic climate deal in Paris in December were filled with news about advancements in both energy policy and technology that will help cut greenhouse gas emissions. Here’s a look at the five of the biggest energy stories of 2015.… Read More

The 8 Biggest Climate Storylines of the Year

The 8 Biggest Climate Storylines of the Year

We’re coming to the end of arguably the most influential year ever when it comes to climate change. The agreements struck at the Paris climate talks gave the world hope that nations could finally get their acts together to cut carbon emissions and with them, the risks climate change poses. And talk about a good timing. On top of being the hottest … Read More

Glacial Melt Causing Subtle Slowing of Earth’s Rotation

Glacial Melt Causing Subtle Slowing of Earth’s Rotation

The melting of glaciers caused by the world's rising temperatures appears to be causing a slight slowing of the Earth's rotation in another illustration of the far-reaching impact of global climate change, a study in the journal of Science Advances said. The driving force behind the modest but discernible changes in the Earth's rotation measured… Read More

Africa Could Lead World on Green Energy

Africa Could Lead World on Green Energy

Africa could be the first region in the world to power its economic development on renewable energy rather than fossil fuels such as coal, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) says. “I’m very excited about this,” said Fatih Birol as he launched the World Energy Outlook 2015 last month. “When we look at the history of… Read More