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Heidi Cullen’s Senate Testimony on Climate Science Watch Video

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Heidi Cullen’s Senate Testimony on Climate Science

Climate Central's chief climatologist Heidi Cullen testified before the Senate committee on Environment and Public Works on the facts and impacts of climate change.

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

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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.

ClimateCenter: The New Normals Watch Video

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ClimateCenter: The New Normals

What we’ve known as “normals” for our climate during the past decade will very likely change soon.

Adapting Miami to Climate Change Watch Video

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Adapting Miami to Climate Change

Some in Florida who lived through Katrina now are preparing for climate change-related disasters they fear could be more damaging than a hurricane.

Washington: Warming and Wildfires Watch Video Science Behind the Story

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Washington: Warming and Wildfires

Wildfires are on the rise in the State of Washington, as they are in much of the American West—and climate change looks at least partly responsible. This report explores the connections between rising temperatures, melting snows, multiplying beetles and the increase in wildfires as well as the toll fires are taking on forests and the people who live in and around them.

Carbon Counter Launched Watch Video

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Carbon Counter Launched

A massive new billboard was installed in midtown Manhattan on June 18. It's a first-ever carbon counter that gives an up-to-the minute reading of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere—like a debt clock for the climate.

Georgia: Coal and Carbon Watch Video Science Behind the Story

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Georgia: Coal and Carbon

Coal generates carbon dioxide when combusted, which is causing the world to warm. In Georgia, a state that gets over 60 percent of its electricity from coal, some coastal residents are connecting the dots between coal and changes in the local ecology and economy attributed to global warming. Recognizing the need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, engineers are exploring "clean coal" technology. What is this technology? Will it work?

Iowa: Corn and Climate Watch Video Science Behind the Story

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Iowa: Corn and Climate

Congress helped bolster the corn ethanol business in Iowa by mandating the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2005. But scientists are concerned about the unexpected consequences of putting more of Iowa's land into corn production — consequences that may make corn ethanol a bigger source of climate-warming gases than regular gasoline.