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It’s Official: 2010 in a Statistical Tie for Warmest Year On Record

Both NOAA and NASA reported today that 2010 tied with 2005 for the title of warmest year on record.

Around the World, Small Mountain Glaciers Add to Sea Level Rise

A new study confirms that melting mountain glaciers will contribute more than their fair share to global sea level rise by 2100.

How Do We Know: Shrinking Arctic Sea Ice

Learn how NASA scientists are tracking the melting Arctic sea ice and what less ice means for global warming in the future.

Arctic Sea Ice Hits New December Low, Related to “Arctic Paradox” Weather Pattern

Arctic sea ice extent hit a new low for the month of December as the Arctic stayed unusually warm.

Record Warmth in 2010, Despite Cooling Influences

Despite two key factors that lead to cooler conditions, 2010 will go down in history as one of the warmest years on record.

2010 in Review: The Year Climate Coverage ‘Fell Off The Map’

After spiking upward in response to Copenhagen talks and the 'climategate' uproar, media coverage of climate change plummets to levels last se…

Vietnam Diary: A Day of Common Concern at Ho Chi Minh University

Montana students begin their Vietnam journey by learning about the many different consequences climate change can have, depending on location.…

How Will We Know if 2010 Was the Warmest Year on Record?

Researchers using different techniques have arrived at a similar conclusion: 2010 was a remarkably warm year. But did it set a new record?…

How Do We Know: Tracking CO2 Emissions

Scientist David Crisp explains how NASA tracks regional carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from space.

Freak Pattern Brings Europe Record Cold and Snow

An atmospheric "blocking pattern" is keeping Arctic air locked in over Europe and parts of the U.S., while milder than average conditions flow…

Clean Air Laws Helped California Reduce Key Player in Global Warming, Study Says

According to a new study, California's clean air laws cut soot concentrations, a key cause of global warming, by about 50 percent.

Arctic Paradox: Warmer Arctic May Mean Cold Blasts for Some

Arctic warming and loss of sea ice may be helping to drive cold air southward, into the US and Europe, according to recent studies.

Warmest November on Record, NASA Data Shows

NASA data shows that November was the warmest such month on record globally, with 2010 flirting with the title of warmest year.

Will Clouds Keep a Lid on Climate Change?

A new study suggests that clouds will act to increase global temperatures, rather than offsetting global warming.

Ocean Acidification Process

About half of all the CO2 that has been pumped into the atmosphere since the beginning of the industrial era, 250 years ago, has been absorbed…

More Evidence Accumulates of Record Greenhouse Gases and Warming Temperatures

Three new studies provide evidence of a warming climate.

Got A Computer? Do Some Climate Science

By getting the public to join their modeling efforts, researchers hope to overcome future climate and weather uncertainty.

October 2010 Ranks 8th Warmest, NOAA Reports

October 2010 ranked eighth warmest since instrumental records began in 1880, as La Niña began cooling things off, possibly preventing a recor…

Global Warming’s Potential Impact on Wind Energy

Rising global temperatures may diminish the amount of energy available from wind, a new study says.

Natural Disasters with Costly Consequences

A new report from the UN and World Bank suggests preparedness could significantly reduce the toll from natural disasters in a warming world.…


Greenland Annual Ice Loss 2004-07 Greenland's estimated ice loss each year from 2004 through 2007.

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