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6 Degrees: Kinky Rails, Rains, CO2 Emissions & More

6 Degrees: Kinky Rails, Rains, CO2 Emissions & More

Sun kinks warp railroads, CO2 emissions enter space age, rains and floods all top climate news this week. … Read More

Cold U.S. Winter Caused By Warm Tropical Waters?

Cold U.S. Winter Caused By Warm Tropical Waters?

The Polar Vortex got all the blame for the frigid winter that held much of the eastern U.S. in its icy grip this year, but the wild kinks in the jet stream that sent that cold air southward may be due to thunderstorm activity half a world away, one scientist says. The first four months of 2014 in the U.S. were the coldest such period the country… Read More

Here Are 5 National Landmarks Facing Climate Threats

Here Are 5 National Landmarks Facing Climate Threats

Some of the most treasured pieces of American history are facing imminent threats from climate change. A new report released on Tuesday by the Union of Concerned Scientists provides case studies of 25 sites threatened by climate change, particularly rising seas, increased risk of wildfires, and melting permafrost.… Read More

Can We Talk About the New NCA Website?

Can We Talk About the New NCA Website?

This week’s release of the National Climate Assessment, which chronicles in painstaking detail how climate change is affecting the U.S., is a far cry from what most expect when they hear the words “government report.” The NCA represents the first major digital release of a federal report, one that could be a prototype for all future reports. The … Read More

Climate Change in the U.S. in 8 Compelling Charts

Climate Change in the U.S. in 8 Compelling Charts

The newly released National Climate Assessment spans 30 chapters with thousands of references on how climate change is and will impact the U.S. The draft report received over 4,000 comments from the public, which the 300 scientists writing the report were required to address. The message of the report that climate change is already happening in th… Read More

U.S. Climate Change Report Warns of Regional Impacts

U.S. Climate Change Report Warns of Regional Impacts

On Tuesday, the federal government released its third report of climate change in the U.S. The report, called the National Climate Assessment, makes clear that climate change is a present-day issue and a growing threat. While climate change is often viewed as a global problem, the report highlights how impacts vary across all regions of the country… Read More

Climate Central at White House for NCA Launch

Climate Central at White House for NCA Launch

Tuesday marks the release of the latest National Climate Assessment, one of the most comprehensive analyses of climate change in the U.S. To commemorate the launch, the White House is hosting a series of events Tuesday, one of which that will include Climate Central meteorologist Bernadette Woods Placky and a handful of on-air meteorologists that w… Read More

New Ways to Visualize Increasingly Hot Weather in U.S.

New Ways to Visualize Increasingly Hot Weather in U.S.

The portion of days with warm weather in the U.S. have increased by 25 percent over the past 50 years according to a new data analysis. The analysis draws on publicly available data and represents the tip of the iceberg for how publicly available climate and weather data can be accessed and used. New York-based open data firm Enigma unde… Read More