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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our energy report, which takes into account America's high-carbon electricity grid, illustrates via an interactive roadmap the most climate-friendly cars on the market today and how that list varies depending on where you live.
Our sea level rise analysis, complete with interactive map, allows you to search by city, state, or zip code to see maps, statistics, factsheets, and more for areas below different amounts of sea level rise and flooding.