Great Lakes Ice Coverage is Shrinking

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Great Lakes Ice Coverage is Shrinking

  • Published: Feb 3rd, 2021

While there is significant year-to-year variability in ice coverage, trends show that Great Lakes ice coverage is becoming less reliable and is trending lower over time, with consequences to an important natural ecosystem and the cultural practices based around it.

Fewer Cold Nights & Groundhog Day

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Fewer Cold Nights & Groundhog Day

  • Published: Jan 27th, 2021

Climate Central prepares for Groundhog Day and finds that the number of cold nights each year is declining for most of the country.

Winter’s Coldest Time

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Winter’s Coldest Time

  • Published: Jan 20th, 2021

For much of the country, winter is entering its coldest stretch. But climate change means our coldest days have been getting warmer—a trend which has consequences for winter recreation, pests, and agriculture.

2020 in Review: Global Temperature Rankings

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2020 in Review: Global Temperature Rankings

  • Published: Jan 19th, 2021

The global temperature data is in and signs of climate change could not be clearer—2020 was one of the two warmest years on record.

2020 US Temps & Billion-Dollar Disasters

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2020 US Temps & Billion-Dollar Disasters

  • Published: Jan 19th, 2021

While we’d like to leave 2020 in the past, the news that last year was the 5th warmest on record for the U.S. reminds us that climate change impacts will only worsen until we make progress on ‘bending the curve’ of CO2 emissions. 22 billion-dollar disasters hit the U.S. this year - a new record.

Holiday Stripes

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Holiday Stripes

  • Published: Dec 16th, 2020

With the holidays quickly approaching, Climate Central revisits Ed Hawkins’ warming stripes with a holiday twist!

2020 Billion Dollar Disasters

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2020 Billion Dollar Disasters

  • Published: Dec 9th, 2020

Major disasters—that's the theme of 2020. They're part of a larger trend of increasingly frequent and severe extreme weather events, as a part of our warming climate.

What is Net Zero?

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What is Net Zero?

  • Published: Dec 2nd, 2020

To avoid worsening climate change impacts, we need to limit emissions, and that means getting to “Net Zero.”