Climate & Climate Change

Climate: Map showing 2015 was warmest year on record
February 09, 2016
The planet is effectively three-quarters of the way to the limit set by world leaders of 2 degrees Celsius of warming.
Map of surface temperature departures from average in 2014
January 07, 2016
COSMIC satellites have provided a reliable thermometer in the sky.
ORCAS infographic shows how air-sea exchange of gases will be studied over Southern Ocean
January 05, 2016
The ORCAS field campaign will help scientists better understand just how much carbon dioxide the icy waters are able to lock away.
NCAR sea ice predictions: Images showing observed and predicted winter sea ice loss
December 08, 2015
NCAR scientists present evidence in a new study that they can predict whether the Arctic sea ice that forms in the winter will grow, shrink, or hold its own over the next several years.
Climate and food security. Photo of farmer tilling soil
December 01, 2015
The impacts are expected to be particularly pronounced for the poor and those living in tropical regions.

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