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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.

2020 Vision: Looking Back to Drive Forward

This blog provides an overview of cutting edge Earth science data that has developed over the last decade. NASA continues to develop tools to chart changes on Earth over time periods ranging from days to decades.

A warming Midwest increases likelihood that farmers will need to irrigate

Warming conditions will necessitate a much greater demand for water in the Midwest, a new study in Ecospheres reports.

Climate Change and Rapidly Intensifying Hurricanes

As the world continues to warm from the increase in greenhouse gases, the coming decades are likely to bring hurricanes that intensify even more rapidly.

Fall Nights Are Warming in Our Changing Climate

As the climate changes, fall is not as cool as it used to be, and cooler weather is being delayed until later in the season. This change affects the growing season, the allergy season, the insect population, and fall foliage.

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.

More Warm Spring Days (1970-2018)

The spring season is heating up across the country. Extra heat accelerates evaporation that can lead to drought and stressed water supplies, affecting agriculture and energy systems as well as cities and towns. Nationwide impacts of warmer springs include longer pollen and pest seasons.

New climate predictions assess global temperatures in coming five years

The annual mean global temperature is likely to be at least 1° Celsius above pre-industrial levels (1850-1900) in each of the coming five years (2020-2024) and there is a 20% chance that it will exceed 1.5°C in at least one year, according to new climate predictions issued by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Resources: 2021 Fall Package

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

The High Cost of Hot

As additional carbon pollution continues to trap more and more heat in the atmosphere, the higher hot temperatures that result can come with a hefty price tag. Some of those costs hit our wallets in the form of higher energy bills from greater use of air conditioning. Warmer temperatures can also have major health impacts, increasing our vulnerabilities to allergies, asthma, heat stroke and even death.