Climate Change

A scientific look at global change.
Climate Change Evidence At A Glance
Global Surface Temperature
Data source: NOAA
years
Atmospheric CO2
Data source: NOAA
thousands of years ago
Sea Level
Data source: CLS/Cnes/Legos
years
Arctic Sea Ice (September)
years
Surface Temperature CO2 Sea Level Sea Ice
Climate Change News
October 30, 2014
We break down what science tells us about global warming and climate change.
By Andrea Thompson
October 27, 2014
New research finds that cold winters in Europe and Asia are twice as likely thanks to sea ice decline.
By John Upton
October 24, 2014
The European Union just agreed to an ambitious new climate deal that could change the landscape of how other countries combat climate change.
Feeling Skeptical?
Climate Change Facts
Local Climate Change
Temperature Precipitation Snowfall*

Climate Change Blogs

El Niño, California Drought, and Predictions
By: Dr. Ricky Rood
Published: October 28, 2014
Just What Is the New York Climate Summit?
By: Dr. Ricky Rood
Published: September 24, 2014
By all accounts the People’s Climate March in New York stands as a great success. I see in the comments a few of you made it to the march. If you send me links to your blogs I will post them here – or, guest blog with photos? I also heard a report of a raucous good time in Oakland, CA.
Climate Change Problem Solving at Michigan
By: Dr. Ricky Rood
Published: September 20, 2014
A unique way that universities can influence the public and political discourse is to develop professional problem solvers, translators who are prepared to break down the barriers created by disciplines and competing interests. These professionals need to take their places in the workforce and in political entities and work to bridge divides.
Wunderground's Climate Change Position
Based on the evidence, more than 97% of climate scientists have concluded that human-caused climate change is happening. Climate change is already causing significant impacts to people and ecosystems, and these impacts will grow much more severe in the coming years. We can choose to take economically sensible steps to lessen the damage of climate change, and the cost of inaction is much higher than the cost of action.
Climate Summary
State of the Climate
Earth Headed For its Hottest Year on Record After a Record-Warm September

September 2014 was Earth's warmest September on record, the period January - September was tied with 1998 and 2010 as the warmest first three-quarters of any year on record, and the past 12 months--October 2013 through September 2014--was the warmest consecutive 12-month period among all months since records began in 1880, said NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) today. If 2014 maintains the same temperature departure from average for the remainder of the year as was observed during January - September, it will be the warmest calendar year on record.

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