Climate & Climate Change

An image of Hurricane Harvey taken by the GOES-16 satellite
May 10, 2018
In the weeks before Hurricane Harvey tore across the Gulf of Mexico and plowed into the Texas coast in August 2017, the Gulf's waters were warmer than any time on record.
Climate targets: A scene from COP 21 in Paris
March 26, 2018
The agreement stipulates that warming be limited to between 1.5 degrees C (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) and 2 degrees C (3.6 degrees F). It also stipulates that countries achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the second half of this century.
map of expected sea level rise
March 21, 2018
Cutting emissions would reduce the threat of sea level rise to coastal cities worldwide, with especially significant benefits for New York and other U.S. East Coast cities.
2 feet of sea level rise
February 13, 2018
Global sea level rise is not cruising along at a steady 3 mm per year; it’s accelerating a little every year.
A flood in Colorado, a drought in Texas
January 16, 2018
Precipitation variability — the swing from dry to wet and back again — will continue to increase across the majority of the world's land area as the climate warms.

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