Yearly Carbon Dioxide Peak

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Yearly Carbon Dioxide Peak

  • Published: May 12th, 2021

Peak atmospheric carbon dioxide reached another record this year, and a new way to look at CO2 trends over the last 800,000 years—the Carbon Skyscraper—captures how pronounced human influence has been on the CO2 record.

2021 New Normals

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2021 New Normals

  • Published: May 5th, 2021

Updated U.S. Climate Normals from NOAA help us put weather in the context of our “normal” climate, but also illustrate how warming is accelerating with climate change.

Covid-19 and Climate Change

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Covid-19 and Climate Change

  • Published: Apr 28th, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic created an initial drop in greenhouse gas emissions as millions of people worldwide stayed home to prevent the spread of the virus. Impacts on air quality were positive but limited. Are there lessons from the pandemic to help us combat climate change?

WeatherPower, Renewables, and Solutions Journalism

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WeatherPower, Renewables, and Solutions Journalism

  • Published: Apr 21st, 2021

Discover and share how much wind and solar energy is already being generated in your area using Climate Central's online WeatherPower tool—now available in Spanish! And hear from Solutions Journalism Network about telling effective and engaging solutions-based stories.

Earth Day Trends

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Earth Day Trends

  • Published: Apr 14th, 2021

Happy Earth Day! Since the first Earth Day celebration in 1970, yearly temperatures have warmed significantly across the U.S. Explore the fastest-warming cities in our handy Earth Day toolkit.

Brood X Cicadas

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Brood X Cicadas

  • Published: Apr 8th, 2021

As waves of "Brood X" (pronounced “Brood 10”) cicadas emerge this spring after 17 years underground, chances are they’re arriving earlier than their parents.

Drought and Western Snowpack

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Drought and Western Snowpack

  • Published: Apr 7th, 2021

Drought conditions are intensifying across much of the United States, especially in the West — impacting agriculture and recreation, as well as energy generation and natural ecosystems.

Opening Day

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Opening Day

  • Published: Mar 31st, 2021

With Opening Day just around the corner, Climate Central looks at how rising temperatures play into America’s favorite pastime—baseball.