Videos - Climate in Context

Watch 131 Years of Global Warming in 26 Seconds

  • Published: January 28th, 2012

An amazing 26-second video depicting how temperatures around the globe have warmed since 1880.

Videos - States of Change

Adapting to New Normals: The Heat’s On

  • Published: August 3rd, 2011

As Dr. Heidi Cullen reports, the suffocating heat comes on the heels of the government's release of the new climate "normals". Every 10 years, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calculate the 30-year averages for temperature and precipitation from thousands of U.S. locations.

Videos - Extreme Weather

How Do We Know: Hunting Hurricanes

  • Published: August 1st, 2011

National Hurricane Center scientist Jack Beven explains the technology used to forecast and track hurricanes as they happen.

Videos - Extreme Weather

Wildfires Out West

  • Published: April 28th, 2011

In different parts of the American West, climate influences wildfires in unexpected ways.

Videos - Climate in Context

Frank von Hippel on Nuclear Energy and Weapons Proliferation

  • Published: April 26th, 2011

Reactor accidents and radiation leaks aren't the only risks with nuclear energy; nuclear weapons are another problem.

Videos - Climate in Context

M.V. Ramana on Safety at Nuclear Power Plants

  • Published: April 23rd, 2011

Engineers who design nuclear plants can plan a worst case scenario, but this may not be enough to prevent all accidents.

Videos - Extreme Weather

How Do We Know: Tracking Tornadoes

  • Published: April 18th, 2011

How do we know when a tornado is forming? Scientist Harold Brooks explains how Doppler radars are used to track storm formation.

Videos - Climate in Context

How Do We Know: Shrinking Arctic Sea Ice

  • Published: January 10th, 2011

Learn how NASA scientists are tracking the melting Arctic sea ice and what less ice means for global warming in the future.