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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

2020 Summer Package

2020 Summer Package

In the second installment of our new seasonal packages, we’re updating popular summer analyses that will help you in explaining the connections between weather and our changing climate.

Global Temperatures Near Hottest on Record

Global Temperatures Near Hottest on Record

The numbers are in for the first half of 2020’s global temperatures—and they are nearly the hottest on record once again.

Humid Heat Extremes on the Rise

Humid Heat Extremes on the Rise

As the climate warms, the frequency of extreme heat and humidity has already doubled in most U.S. locations.

2020 Mets Unite

2020 Mets Unite

Thursday, June 18th is the third year of Mets Unite and the iconic “warming stripes” image—a simple visual that has inspired climate communicators around the world.

2020 Smoke Waves

2020 Smoke Waves

Wildfire smoke will worsen lung health this year, increasing susceptibility to COVID-19.

2020 Hurricane Season

2020 Hurricane Season

Rising temperatures are causing hurricanes to become more intense, produce more rainfall, and create higher storm surges.

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.

Trending Stories

Warming Brings Muggier Weather to Jacksonville, Threatening Most Vulnerable

Warming Brings Muggier Weather to Jacksonville, Threatening Most Vulnerable

This article, produced in partnership with WJCT, examines the increasing threat of extreme heat faced by Jacksonville residents

The Push To Turn NYC’s Polluting Peaker Plants Into Publicly-Owned Solar Power

The Push To Turn NYC’s Polluting Peaker Plants Into Publicly-Owned Solar Power

"This should be the last summer we have to stress about our lives being on the line over peaker plants."

‘Give us a break, Lord’: Amid active hurricane season, pandemic halts recovery in Florida two years after Michael

‘Give us a break, Lord’: Amid active hurricane season, pandemic halts recovery in Florida two years after Michael

With federal money running out, slow rebuilds, and a lack of affordable housing, many Panhandle residents are vulnerable to this year’s storms.

Tear Gas, Pollution, Wildfire Smoke: A Triple Threat to Your Lungs

Tear Gas, Pollution, Wildfire Smoke: A Triple Threat to Your Lungs

The one-two punch of tear gas and wildfire smoke, coupled with ever-present air pollution from fossil fuels, is set to worsen suffering related to…

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…

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.

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