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Cooling Degree Days

  • Published: Aug 4th, 2021

As our global temperature rises, so does our need for air conditioning. The increased demand will pose several challenges like emitting more greenhouse gases, straining our aging power grids, and inflating our energy bills.

Climate Extremes

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Climate Extremes

  • Published: Jun 23rd, 2021

Climate extremes, like drought, heavy rain, and extreme heat are becoming more common—and more costly—as the climate changes.

#ShowYourStripes & Realtime Climate Launch

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#ShowYourStripes & Realtime Climate Launch

  • Published: Jun 16th, 2021

It’s time to #ShowYourStripes to inform people about climate change. And it’s time to roll out Realtime Climate, the new alert system for local climate connections to weather and news.

Solutions Series: Electric Vehicles

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Solutions Series: Electric Vehicles

  • Published: Jun 9th, 2021

The latest installment in our climate solutions series investigates the role that electric vehicles may play in transporting us to net zero emissions.

2021 Summer Package

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2021 Summer Package

  • Published: Jun 1st, 2021

Summertime is here and so is our Summer Package. This year's installment includes trends related to summer average and night temperatures as well as the number of days with extreme heat.

2021 Hurricane Season Preview

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2021 Hurricane Season Preview

  • Published: May 26th, 2021

Next Tuesday, June 1st, marks the start of the Atlantic hurricane season. Read on to see the state of the science on the impacts of climate change on hurricanes.

Solutions Series: Wind Energy & Brief

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Solutions Series: Wind Energy & Brief

  • Published: May 19th, 2021

Solution Series: A new Climate Central solutions brief explores how wind energy can help the U.S. reach net zero emissions by 2050, along with data, resources, and story suggestions to help tell compelling stories on wind energy within local communities.

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.