July Warming & Extremes

July Warming & Extremes

  • Published: Jun 30th, 2021

Climate Central takes a look at July warming and the hottest, coolest, and wettest Independence Days on record in your area.

The future of wind energy is floating turbines on the ocean

The future of wind energy is floating turbines on the ocean

  • Published: Jun 28th, 2021

Almost all the offshore wind turbines operating right now stand atop towers driven into sea beds. As the industry looks to push its turbines into deeper waters, technology is being developed so that wind farming can float.

Climate Extremes

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.

The US East Coast is set to become a green energy job powerhouse

The US East Coast is set to become a green energy job powerhouse

  • Published: Jun 23rd, 2021

All of the pathways for achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions are imagined under Princeton University’s Net Zero America project show enormous ramp-ups of electricity generated from wind turbines during the coming 30 years.

#ShowYourStripes & Realtime Climate Launch

#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

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

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.

Back to the Beach: Nearly 3 years later, Florence survivors still aren’t home

Back to the Beach: Nearly 3 years later, Florence survivors still aren’t home

  • Published: May 27th, 2021

Three years later, some survivors of Hurricane Florence still aren’t home, but the damage was not evenly distributed. Flooding highlighted disparities, and today the most vulnerable of us continue to be at the highest risk of rising seas that increasingly threaten North Carolina’s coastal region.