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These five charts capture the record warm and dry year of 2012 throughout the lower 48 states.
In the New York Times, Climate Central's Ben Strauss says we must take two steps to protect ourselves from sea level rise.
Cutting methane, soot and air pollution can appreciably slow the rate of warming over the next several decades.
A World Bank report urges action on climate change as it examines the impacts of a 7.2°F rise in global temperature.
While it's still technically possible that 2012 won't end up as the warmest year on record for the U.S., but it's not likely.
Global warming almost certainly made Hurricane Sandy worse than it would otherwise have been.
As far as drought-stricken states go, Nebraska is at the top, having seen its driest July-to-Sept. period on record.
Citing record heat & drought, NOAA said the U.S. has experienced its most extreme weather on record so far in 2012.