Climate Change

A scientific look at global change.
Climate Change Evidence At A Glance
Global Surface Temperature
Data source: NOAA
years
Atmospheric CO2
Data source: NOAA
thousands of years ago
Sea Level
Data source: CLS/Cnes/Legos
years
Arctic Sea Ice (September)
years
Surface Temperature CO2 Sea Level Sea Ice
Climate Change News
By By Eric Zerkel
September 30, 2014
A new report links humans to some of last year's most extreme weather events.
By Zain Haidar
September 29, 2014
Your favorite fall foliage could arrive later and last longer in the future, Princeton scientists report.
By By Michele Berger and Laura Dattaro
September 26, 2014
This week marked the sixth annual Climate Week NYC. Here's what we've learned so far.
Feeling Skeptical?
Climate Change Facts
Local Climate Change
Temperature Precipitation Snowfall*

Climate Change Blogs

Just What Is the New York Climate Summit?
By: Dr. Ricky Rood
Published: 24 septembre 2014
By all accounts the People’s Climate March in New York stands as a great success. I see in the comments a few of you made it to the march. If you send me links to your blogs I will post them here – or, guest blog with photos? I also heard a report of a raucous good time in Oakland, CA.
Climate Change Problem Solving at Michigan
By: Dr. Ricky Rood
Published: 20 septembre 2014
A unique way that universities can influence the public and political discourse is to develop professional problem solvers, translators who are prepared to break down the barriers created by disciplines and competing interests. These professionals need to take their places in the workforce and in political entities and work to bridge divides.
Futuristic 3-D Weather Graphics Grace the Weather Forecast for 2050
By: Dr. Jeff Masters
Published: 10 septembre 2014
Futuristic and creative 3-D weather graphics like you've never seen before light up the screen in today's impressive forecast for September 23, 2050 released by the Weather Channel. The video was made in response to an appeal by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to television weather presenters world-wide to imagine a “weather report from the year 2050,” based on the best science we have.
Wunderground's Climate Change Position
Based on the evidence, more than 97% of climate scientists have concluded that human-caused climate change is happening. Climate change is already causing significant impacts to people and ecosystems, and these impacts will grow much more severe in the coming years. We can choose to take economically sensible steps to lessen the damage of climate change, and the cost of inaction is much higher than the cost of action.
Climate Summary
State of the Climate
Earth Has its Warmest Summer and August on Record

August 2014 and the summer of 2014 were Earth's warmest since records began in 1880. Global ocean temperatures during August 2014 were the warmest on record, and the 0.65°C (1.17°F) ocean temperature anomaly was the highest ever measured, beating the record set just two months previously in June 2014. The first eight months of 2014 (January–August) were the third warmest such period on record for the globe.

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