Could Kennedy Space Center launch pads be at risk as climate changes? Experts say yes

Could Kennedy Space Center launch pads be at risk as climate changes? Experts say yes

  • Published: Nov 14th, 2019

Created to propel humankind beyond the limits of Earth, Kennedy Space Center is now facing a terrestrial threat — the warming of our home planet, leading to sea level rise, erosion and catastrophic flooding — that could hinder our push to deep space.

2019 Billion Dollar Disasters: Weather and Climate Impacts by State Map

2019 Billion Dollar Disasters: Weather and Climate Impacts by State Map

  • Published: Nov 6th, 2019

2019 marks the fifth straight year with at least ten U.S. billion-dollar weather and climate disasters—showing the increasing cost of extreme weather as the climate warms.

2019 Billion Dollar Disasters: Weather and Climate Impacts Map

2019 Billion Dollar Disasters: Weather and Climate Impacts Map

  • Published: Nov 6th, 2019

2019 marks the fifth straight year with at least ten U.S. billion-dollar weather and climate disasters—showing the increasing cost of extreme weather as the climate warms.

2019 Billion-Dollar Disasters

2019 Billion-Dollar Disasters

  • Published: Nov 6th, 2019

2019 marks the fifth straight year with at least ten U.S. billion-dollar weather and climate disasters—showing the increasing cost of extreme weather as the climate warms.

Halloween and October Nights

Halloween and October Nights

  • Published: Oct 30th, 2019

In this week’s climate spooktacular, Climate Central looks at Halloween weather extremes and how October nights have warmed.

Happy Birthday National Parks

Happy Birthday National Parks

  • Published: Aug 28th, 2019

As we celebrate the 103rd birthday of the National Park Service, we examine the effect of climate change on our parks and update our earlier analysis of national park temperature trends.

Extreme Heat: When Outdoor Sports Become Risky

Extreme Heat: When Outdoor Sports Become Risky

  • Published: Aug 21st, 2019

Extreme heat index days—when heat and humidity make it difficult for the body to cool itself off—have been increasing in cities across the country.

National Map of Heat Index Days Dangerous for Outdoor Sports

National Map of Heat Index Days Dangerous for Outdoor Sports

  • Published: Aug 21st, 2019

A new Climate Central report finds an increase in days with an extreme heat index, which greatly impact outdoor sports and the risk of heat illnesses.