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Program on Sea Level Rise

Program on Sea Level Rise

Search by city, state or zip code to track the risk of flooding in your area.

Climate Matters

Climate Matters

Climate Matters provides meteorologists with data & graphics on local weather events and their link to climate change.

Partnerships Journalism

Partnerships Journalism

Guided by data and science, our journalists collaborate with local newsrooms on compelling climate change coverage.

Climate Matters Highlights

National: 1 day rainfall totals compared to average (2020)

National: 1 day rainfall totals compared to average (2020)

This analysis calculated trends in ½, 1, 2 or 3-inch rainfall events.

Local: Heavy Rain Trends (2020)

Local: Heavy Rain Trends (2020)

More heavy rain is a major impact of climate change—on par with intensifying heat.

Birds: Taking Flight from Climate Change

Birds: Taking Flight from Climate Change

Climate change is impacting the familiar birds that represent our states and often appear in our own backyards.

Local: Earth Day annual average temperature trends

Local: Earth Day annual average temperature trends

We’ve updated our popular city trends package, plotting annual temperatures since the first Earth Day 50 years ago.

National: Earth Day annual average temperature trend for the contiguous U.S.

National: Earth Day annual average temperature trend for the contiguous U.S.

Temperature trends since the first Earth Day, as well as resources for climate solutions reporting and Environmental Education Week.

Sustainable Beer Infographic

Sustainable Beer Infographic

Brewers are pursuing solutions to reduce water usage, encourage more sustainable farming, limit material use, and power facilities with clean energy.

Economics of Local Breweries

Economics of Local Breweries

Beer is a significant contributor to many local economies.

New Webinar Recording

New Tools, New Insights - The Next Generation of Climate Models

New Tools, New Insights - The Next Generation of Climate Models

Featuring Claudia Tebaldi, Special Advisor to Climate Central, December 2019

Special Sections & Tools

CoastalDEM® Coastal Risk Screening Tool

CoastalDEM® Coastal Risk Screening Tool

Improved elevation data indicate far greater global threats from sea level rise and coastal flooding than previously understood.

WeatherPower

WeatherPower

Use WeatherPower to bring wind and solar electricity generation into your forecasts, based on your local installed renewables capacity.

Climate Science

Climate Science

Data-driven research and reporting that makes climate science local and advances understanding of climate change impacts.

WXshift

WXshift

A comprehensive weather site, delivering everything you'd ever want to know about your weather, including the climate context.

Trending Stories

SERIES: Water Ways: Dutch Lessons for a Changing Coast

SERIES: Water Ways: Dutch Lessons for a Changing Coast

The Netherlands’ climate change adaptation strategies could be a model for the Louisiana coast. The series was produced in collaboration with WWNO New Orleans…

Could Kennedy Space Center launch pads be at risk as climate changes? Experts say yes

Could Kennedy Space Center launch pads be at risk as climate changes? Experts say yes

Created to propel humankind beyond the limits of Earth, Kennedy Space Center is now facing a terrestrial threat — the warming of our home…

Climate Central Solutions Brief: Battery Energy Storage

Climate Central Solutions Brief: Battery Energy Storage

Batteries are having a moment. A new Solutions Brief by Climate Central describes the rapid growth of battery storage capacity in the U.S., and…

Report: Flooded Future: Global vulnerability to sea level rise worse than previously understood

Report: Flooded Future: Global vulnerability to sea level rise worse than previously understood

New elevation data show that by midcentury frequent coastal flooding will rise higher than areas currently home to hundreds of millions of people.

Climate Change is Threatening Air Quality across the Country

Climate Change is Threatening Air Quality across the Country

As summers heat up, the air we breathe is increasingly at risk of becoming unhealthy, despite decades of air quality improvements.

In Hot Water: Warming Waters are Stressing Fish and the Fishing Industry

In Hot Water: Warming Waters are Stressing Fish and the Fishing Industry

America’s inland streams, the Great Lakes, and coastal waters are heating up—spelling trouble for fish and the nation’s $46.1 billion dollar recreational fishing industry.

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