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Limiting Methane Leaks Critical to Gas, Climate Benefits

Limiting Methane Leaks Critical
to Gas, Climate Benefits

Report and interactive graphic explores the global warming impact of switching U.S. power generation from coal to natural gas.

Hurricane Sandy’s Untold Filthy Legacy: Sewage

Hurricane Sandy’s Untold Filthy Legacy: Sewage

A look into one of the larger, less discussed infrastructure failures from Hurricane Sandy.

Interactive: Short-Lived Pollutants and Sea Level Rise

Short-Lived Climate
Pollutants and Sea Level Rise

An in-depth look at how the rate and amount of sea level rise would be greatly reduced - benefitting the lives of millions of Americans - by the immediate mitigation of short-live climate pollutants, such and methane and soot.

Warming Winters: U.S. Temperature Trends

Warming Winters:
U.S. Temperature Trends

While the U.S. as a whole has seen a warming trend that has raised annual average temperatures by 1.3°F over the past 100 years, warming varies seasonally, and it’s winter that has seen the fastest warming.

Book It: 2012, The Hottest U.S. Year on Record

2012: The Hottest U.S. Year on Record

Climate Central did the math, and the numbers don't lie: 2012 will be the hottest U.S. year ever recorded, pushing 1998 into second place, followed by 2006, 1934 and 1999.

Report: Can U.S. Carbon Emissions Keep Falling?

Can U.S. Carbon
Emissions Keep Falling?

An analysis illustrating how the current downward trend in U.S. carbon emissions is unlikely to continue without major departures from the ways energy is currently produced and used.

The Age of Western Wildfires

Western Wildfires

A scientific review of the observed link between climate change and wildfires in the western U.S. shows how the massive burn of 2012, and all of its risks, is likely to be the normal in the not-too-distant future.

The Heat is On: U.S. Temperature Trends

The Heat is On:
U.S. Temperature Trends

Our temperature report shows how global warming isn't uniform across the nation and uses a state-by-state interactive map to illustrate where the U.S. has warmed the most, and the least, over the past 100 years.