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Carbon Dioxide Passed Critical Threshold in 2015

The world just had its first year where carbon dioxide averaged more than 400 ppm around the globe.

This is What It’s Like To Be a Young Climate Scientist

Now is one of the most interesting times in history to enter the climate science field.

The World’s Poorest Most at Risk From Drought, Conflict

New research shows that drought is likely to stoke conflicts in the world's poorest countries.

The Shum Show: Spreading Like Wildfire

Wildfires take the spotlight this week on The Shum Show.

Record Warmth Helps Shrink U.S. Carbon Emissions

Energy related carbon dioxide emissions hit their lowest point since 1991 during the first six months of 2016.

191 Countries Strike Deal to Cut Aircraft Emissions

An agreement struck Thursday could allow airlines to grow without also growing their impact on the climate.

GOES-R Will Revolutionize U.S. Weather Satellites

Weather forecasts are about to get a major upgrade next month with the launch of the GOES-R satellite.

Climate Letters to the Future That Should Inspire You Now

DearTomorrow is archiving letters to the future about climate change to inspire action in the present.

Greenhouse Gases From Reservoirs Fuel Climate Change

Reservoirs are responsible for 1.3 percent of global man-made greenhouse gas emissions, a study says.

Appeals Court Mulls Challenge to Clean Power Plan

The legal challenge to the Clean Power Plan was argued in federal appeals court on Tuesday.

The Biggest Loser in Last Night’s Debate? Climate Change

Climate change was a missed opportunity during the first presidential debate on Monday night.

The World Passes 400 PPM Threshold. Permanently

Carbon dioxide just hit its annual minimum at Mauna Loa Observatory and failed to dip below 400 ppm.

What 2 Million Years of Temps Say About the Future

New findings indicate the planet could be in for nearly double the global warming as previously thought.

Obama Just Tied Climate Change to National Security

Climate change poses a national security risk, but the Obama administration has a plan to deal with it.

When it Rains it Pours, and Sewage Hits the Fan

Increasing heavy downpours, fueled by climate change, cause millions of gallons of sewage overflows nationwide.

Climate Central’s ‘Pulp Fiction’ Wins National Award

Climate Central’s groundbreaking series Pulp Fiction won the Online News Association award for explanatory journalism.

Climate Change, Explained in One Simple Comic

Nerdy web comic xkcd has an amazing look at what "the climate has changed before" actually means.

CO2, Climate Change Seen As Waste Disposal Challenge

Some scientists are increasingly looking at global warming as a waste disposal problem.

Obama Administration Unveils Vision for Offshore Wind

The federal government on Friday unveiled its vision for wind farms off of nearly every U.S. coastline.

Federal Rule Set to Speed Renewables on Public Lands

The Obama administration is expected to finalize a rule this fall aiming to fast-track renewables on federal land.


Rise in Global Temps Since 1880 Since the advent of modern recordkeeping in 1880, the global average temperature has risen 1.6°F.

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