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Hottest Year on Record Watch Video

Videos - Climate in Context

Hottest Year on Record

2014 set a new mark for the hottest year on record. And while unprecedented heat has become almost common place, it's been a long time since the world set any global cold records.

135 Years of Global Warming in 30 Seconds Watch Video

Videos - Climate in Context

135 Years of Global Warming in 30 Seconds

Thanks to NASA, you only need 30 seconds to see how the world has warmed over the past 135 years.

Extreme Weather More Frequent with Global Warming Watch Video

Videos - On the Media

Extreme Weather More Frequent with Global Warming

Climate Central Chief Climatologist Dr. Heidi Cullen explains in a panel discussion on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos how climate change increases the risks of extreme weather events like heat waves, droughts, and monster storms.

Watch 63 Years of Global Warming in 14 Seconds Watch Video

Videos - Climate in Context

Watch 63 Years of Global Warming in 14 Seconds

Updated to include 2013, this amazing 14-second NASA animation depicts how the globe has warmed since 1950.

Extreme Weather 101: Heat Spikes On the Rise Watch Video

Videos - Extreme Weather

Extreme Weather 101: Heat Spikes On the Rise

In our Extreme Weather 101 video, scientists explain how heat spikes are likely to become more common.

Red Flags of Warning on Record Heat Watch Video

Videos - On the Media

Red Flags of Warning on Record Heat

The year 2012 has become the hottest year in the U.S. since scientists began keeping records. As Climate Central Chief Climatologist Dr. Heidi Cullen tells ABC’s Dan Harris on World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, don’t expect this record to be the last.

March 2012 Becomes Warmest on Record Watch Video

Videos - News and Reports

March 2012 Becomes Warmest on Record

This NOAA animation shows the locations of each of the 7,793 daytime and 7,493 nighttime records (or tied records) in sequence over the 31 days in March.

Adapting to New Normals: The Heat’s On Watch Video

Videos - States of Change

Adapting to New Normals: The Heat’s On

As Dr. Heidi Cullen reports, the suffocating heat comes on the heels of the government's release of the new climate "normals". Every 10 years, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calculate the 30-year averages for temperature and precipitation from thousands of U.S. locations.

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Fall Precipitation Trends Fall precip has changed since the early 1970s, but unlike fall temperatures, the changes form more of a patchwork story.

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