Climate Change

A scientific look at global change.
Climate Change Evidence At A Glance
Global Surface Temperature
Data source: NOAA
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Atmospheric CO2
Data source: NOAA
thousands of years ago
Sea Level
Data source: CLS/Cnes/Legos
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Arctic Sea Ice (September)
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Surface Temperature CO2 Sea Level Sea Ice
Climate Change News
By By Eric Zerkel
November 19, 2014
NASA's Earth Observatory just released an awe-inspiring photo that shows just why so many Floridians are at risk to tropical cyclones and global sea level rise.
November 18, 2014
Climate change is being felt locally, through floods, heatwaves and other meteorological maladies, but theres little sense in leaving the mammoth task of climate adaptation to local communities to figure out for themselves.
By Andrea Thompson
November 14, 2014
A new study finds that as the planet warms, lightning will increase across the Continental U.S.
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Climate Change Blogs

U.S. Lightning Strikes May Increase 50% Due to Global Warming
By: Dr. Jeff Masters
Published: 14 novembre 2014
A warmer world will have much more dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning capable of igniting more forest fires, according to a study published Thursday in the Journal Science. The research found that for each degree Centigrade of global warming, lightning in the U.S. is expected to increase by 12%, resulting in about a 50% increase in lightning by the year 2100.
U.S., China Reach Historic Climate Change Agreement
By: Dr. Jeff Masters
Published: 13 novembre 2014
Stunning and welcome climate change news came out of China on Tuesday, when President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a historic joint climate commitment. The U.S. pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 26 - 28% by 2025, compared with 2005 levels. In turn, China agreed to peak its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, and to get 20% of its energy from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030.
IPCC Final Report: We've Blown Two-Thirds of Our Carbon Budget
By: Dr. Jeff Masters
Published: 2 novembre 2014
"Human influence on the climate system is clear, and recent anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases are the highest in history. Recent climate changes have had widespread impacts on human and natural systems", said the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) today, in the final installment of their once-every-seven-year report on the climate.
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
October 2014: Earth's Third Consecutive Warmest Month on Record

October 2014 was the warmest October on record, and the year-to-date-period January - October was Earth's warmest such period since record keeping began in 1880, said NOAA. They also rated the past 12 months--November 2013 through October 2014--as the warmest consecutive 12-month period among all months since records began in 1880; 2014 will be the warmest calendar year on record if global temperatures in November and December merely match their average values recorded since 2000.

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