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Climate Data Meets the Funny Pages at xkcd

Climate Data Meets the Funny Pages at xkcd

Climate Central's data has appeared online, in newspapers, on TV, in front of Congress and in classrooms. Now we can add a new frontier: web comics. On Friday, xkcd featured Climate Central's analysis of extreme cold events in their Friday release.… Read More

Climate Change Could Double Likelihood of Super El Ninos

Climate Change Could Double Likelihood of Super El Ninos

The question of how global warming will influence El Niño has been a challenging one for scientists to answer. A new study suggests while the overall number of El Niños is unlikely to increase, particularly strong “super” El Niños are likely to occur twice as frequently in a warming world. El Niño refers to a pattern of unusually warm water stretc… Read More

Six Degrees: Emissions, Explosions, Fires & More

Six Degrees: Emissions, Explosions, Fires & More

Six photos show the top climate news from this week around the globe. … Read More

Six Degrees: Deep Freezes, a New Climate Series & More

Six Degrees: Deep Freezes, a New Climate Series & More

A visual tour of the week's top climate news from around the world… Read More

Woods-Placky Joins ‘Geeks’ for White House’s Hangout

Woods-Placky Joins ‘Geeks’ for White House’s Hangout

On Friday, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy invited Climate Central's Bernadette Woods-Placky to hang out with other weather and climate experts to discuss the polar vortex and extreme weather. In the 45-minute discussion, Woods-Placky and others talked about the hotly-contested connection between changes in the Arctic and ex… Read More

Climate Central Duo Talk About the Polar Vortex

Climate Central Duo Talk About the Polar Vortex

With cold weather in the news, Climate Central's Bernadette Woods-Placky and Andrew Freedman were on the air to talk about the climate connection. Woods-Placky appeared on MSNBC's Lean Forward while Freedman was on The Weather Channel's Wake Up with Al. You can see both their interview segments below. And be sure to check out our related content on… Read More

In Much of U.S., Extreme Cold is Becoming More Rare

In Much of U.S., Extreme Cold is Becoming More Rare

The numbers show that overall there is a downward trend in the number of extreme cold nights like we’re currently experiencing — although there are variations in a few cities. This trend is consistent with what climate scientists have been saying: Overall, winters across the contiguous U.S. , and every region has warmed at least somewhat over that … Read More

Polar Vortex in U.S. May be Example of Global Warming

Polar Vortex in U.S. May be Example of Global Warming

Researchers told Climate Central that the weather pattern driving the extreme cold into the U.S. — with a weaker polar vortex moving around the Arctic like a slowing spinning top, eventually falling over and blowing open the door to the Arctic freezer — fits with other recently observed instances of unusual fall and wintertime jet stream configura… Read More