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5 Charts Help Illustrate 2012 As Warmest Year on Record

  • Published: Jan 9th, 2013

These five charts capture the record warm and dry year of 2012 throughout the lower 48 states.

New York Times Op-Ed: Rising Seas, Vanishing Coastlines

  • Published: Nov 25th, 2012

In the New York Times, Climate Central's Ben Strauss says we must take two steps to protect ourselves from sea level rise.

Cutting Short-lived Pollutant Can Halve Near-term Warming

  • Published: Nov 24th, 2012

Cutting methane, soot and air pollution can appreciably slow the rate of warming over the next several decades.

World Bank Ties Ending Poverty with Climate Change

  • Published: Nov 19th, 2012

A World Bank report urges action on climate change as it examines the impacts of a 7.2°F rise in global temperature.

Only Rare Cold Will Keep 2012 From Being Hottest Year

  • Published: Nov 18th, 2012

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.

Will Sandy Be the Climate Change Wakeup Call We Need?

  • Published: Nov 2nd, 2012

Global warming almost certainly made Hurricane Sandy worse than it would otherwise have been.

A Record Lack of Rain in Drought-Stricken Nebraska

  • Published: Oct 15th, 2012

As far as drought-stricken states go, Nebraska is at the top, having seen its driest July-to-Sept. period on record.

Climate Extremes Index on Rise, As Climate Attitudes Shift

  • Published: Oct 9th, 2012

Citing record heat & drought, NOAA said the U.S. has experienced its most extreme weather on record so far in 2012.