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When Next Hurricane Hits, Storm Surge Will be Mapped

When Next Hurricane Hits, Storm Surge Will be Mapped

The National Weather Service will issue new storm surge maps beginning with the 2014 hurricane season.… Read More

Obama’s State of the Union Climate Mention Fits Pattern

Obama’s State of the Union Climate Mention Fits Pattern

“Over the past eight years, the United States has reduced our total carbon pollution more than any other nation on Earth,” Obama said. “But we have to act with more urgency — because a changing climate is already harming western communities struggling with drought, and coastal cities dealing with floods.”… Read More

Polar Vortex Is Back: Coldest of the Cold En Route to U.S.

Polar Vortex Is Back: Coldest of the Cold En Route to U.S.

Of course, blaming this all on the polar vortex isn’t entirely accurate. The true polar vortex exists at upper levels of the atmosphere, and what’s been causing January’s bitter cold - and soon to be February’s - is a result of the interaction between the vortex and events in the more chaotic lower atmosphere. The polar vortex exists at the upper … Read More

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