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2019 Record Fall Heat

With the recent record-breaking heat, Climate Central takes a look at record high temperatures compared to record low temperatures across the United States.

2019 IPCC Special Report: Oceans and Cryosphere

On September 25, 2019, the IPCC released its Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. Climate Central has complied resources and communications tools to cover this work of more than 100 scientists.

Climate Week – Celebrating Journalism

In preparation for Climate Week, taking place this year from September 23 to 29, 2019, Climate Central has compiled tools, tips, and resources for reporting local climate stories and featuring the work of partners who communicate the science and effects of climate change.

UN News: Nature-based solutions are essential to climate action

Nature-based solutions are actions that protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural or modified ecosystems, that also address societal challenges, thereby simultaneously providing human well-being and biodiversity benefits. So, whether its food security, climate change, water security, human health, disaster risk or economic development, nature can help us find a way.

Local Fall Temperature Trends

Summers are stretching further into the meteorological fall season—with the last characteristically hot day of summer occurring later in the year for many areas. As a result, energy demands for cooling (and the ensuing air conditioning costs) remain high, and warm-season woes such as allergies, mosquitoes and ticks linger longer. Additionally, important natural events such as bird migration, hibernation and fruit ripening are occurring ‘off schedule’, with the extent of these impacts on ecosystem health and biodiversity not yet fully understood.

Happy Birthday National Parks!

The National Park Service (NPS) turned 103 years old this week. Climate Central reports on how climate change is impacting some of the most iconic and prized features of our favorite parks.

For a Sustainable Climate and Food System, Regenerative Agriculture Is the Key

The recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shows that agriculture is responsible for 37% of greenhouse gas emissions. There’s hope—and a solution.

Warming Summer Nights

Summer nights are warming across the U.S., leading to increased energy demand and health risks.

Ocean at the Door: New Homes and the Rising Sea

Sea levels are rising. Recent housing growth rates are faster in ten-year flood-risk zones in a third of all coastal states. Climate Central and Zillow publish updated projections of possible impacts in coastal areas in this updated 2019 report.

Trending: CBS Climate Reckoning Documentary

A new CBS News documentary “A Climate Reckoning in the Heartland” looks at how the devastating floods that ravaged the Midwest this spring are forcing farmers to reckon with a “new reality” with climate change.

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