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Annual Rainfall Increasing in Most U.S. States

From 1950 to 2018, average annual precipitation has risen in 90% of the U.S. states analyzed. The great majority of the country has experienced above-average rainfall so far this year – in fact, the last 12 months have been the wettest on record.

Assess Vulnerability to Climate Change

Planning to reduce vulnerability to climate change enables land managers to mitigate risks and increase resilience.

Direct Observations Confirm That Humans Are Throwing Earth’s Energy Budget off Balance

A NASA study has confirmed with direct evidence that human activities are changing Earth’s energy budget, trapping much more energy from the Sun than is escaping back into space.

Expert Insight: Americans want more climate coverage

Over the past five years, Americans have become much more concerned about climate change, and they want more reporting from us on local impacts and solutions.

Fastest Warming Seasons

Climate change is causing temperatures to rise throughout the year, but some seasons are warming faster than others. As we approach the start of meteorological winter on December 1st, we see that winter is warming the fastest in most of the country.

February 2019 ranked fifth hottest on record

Steady warmth around the globe made February the fifth hottest on record. Seasonally, the period from December 2018 through February 2019 ranked fourth hottest on record, according to scientists at […] more »

How Does Climate Change Affect Land Trusts?

Global temperatures interact with nearly all aspects of our climate, from the amount and timing of precipitation to storm and wind intensity. These effects — known as climate change impacts — are happening faster than in previous periods of climate change. These shifts can present management challenges to the conservation community.

How is the Land Trust Community Working to Mitigate Climate Change?

Land trusts are already mitigating climate change through carbon sequestration, leading efficiency innovations by example as well as flexible easement language, and making socially responsible investments. By raising awareness and calling for individual and community climate action, land trusts can play a critical role in guiding future land use planning in their region.

Resources: 2021 Fall Package

Climate Central reports: A warming fall season means that summer mosquitoes, sweltering heat, wildfires, and allergies are sticking around longer.

Spring is Coming! Climate Central Shares Communications Tools

Climate Central’s Spring 2021 Communications Tools help us prepare for the coming meteorological spring.