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Sunburned in Siberia: Heat Wave Leads to Wildfires

Sunburned in Siberia: Heat Wave Leads to Wildfires

  • Published: Aug 2nd, 2013

A heat wave in Siberia has led to a surge in wildfires, releasing large amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

Mid-July Heat Wave Bakes U.S. From Coast to Coast

Mid-July Heat Wave Bakes U.S. From Coast to Coast

  • Published: Jul 22nd, 2013

A heat wave baked the lower 48 for 10 days in mid-July. Just how hot did things get?

All-Time Heat Records Broken in . . . Alaska?!

All-Time Heat Records Broken in . . . Alaska?!

  • Published: Jun 18th, 2013

After a record cold spring, all-time high temperature records were broken in Alaska as a "heat dome" took control.

Watch 62 Years of Global Warming in 13 Seconds

Watch 62 Years of Global Warming in 13 Seconds

  • Published: May 2nd, 2013

An amazing 13-second NASA animation depicts how the globe has warmed during the period of 1950 to 2012.

Heat and Threat of Wildfires Blaze on in Australia

  • Published: Jan 11th, 2013

One of the worst heat waves on record in Australia has led to massive dust storms and wildfires.

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.

Tell Me Why: The Climate Extremes Index Matters

Tell Me Why: The Climate Extremes Index Matters

  • Published: Jan 4th, 2013

Climate scientist Deke Arndt explains the Climate Extremes Index and the critical information it contains.

Extreme Weather 101: Heat Spikes On the Rise

Extreme Weather 101: Heat Spikes On the Rise

  • Published: Dec 25th, 2012

In our Extreme Weather 101 video, scientists explain how heat spikes are likely to become more common.