2013 Arctic Sea Ice Loss

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2013 Arctic Sea Ice Loss

  • Published: Sep 13th, 2013

Compared with the median ice cover from 1981-2010, 2013's Arctic sea ice loss comes out to approximately 1.74 times the land area of Texas.

Lightning-Caused Wildfires

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Lightning-Caused Wildfires

  • Published: Jul 30th, 2013

As the graphic shows, people cause most wildfires. But lightning-ignited fires burn by far the most territory.

Record Highs vs. Record Lows

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Record Highs vs. Record Lows

  • Published: Jul 10th, 2013

Record highs have outpaced record lows by a bigger margin each decade since the 1960s.

Annual Number of Big Wildfires is on the Rise

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Annual Number of Big Wildfires is on the Rise

  • Published: Jul 8th, 2013

The number of big fires has shot up since 1970, with the largest number occurring during the years with the highest temperatures.

Sea Level Rise and Population Impact

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Sea Level Rise and Population Impact

  • Published: Jul 8th, 2013

By 2100, sea level may be as high as six-and-a-half feet above 1992 levels, putting the homes of 7.8 million Americans at risk of being flooded.

Global Warming: It’s Not the Sun

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Global Warming: It’s Not the Sun

  • Published: Jul 8th, 2013

Climate change can be natural, but what’s happening now can’t be explained by natural forces.

Rising Seas

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Rising Seas

  • Published: Jul 8th, 2013

Global sea level rise since 1880.

It’s Official: 2012 is Hottest U.S. Year on Record

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It’s Official: 2012 is Hottest U.S. Year on Record

  • Published: Jan 9th, 2013

A snapshot of how 2012 stacks up against the five other warmest years ever recorded in the U.S.