Climate Change

A scientific look at global change.
Climate Change Evidence At A Glance
Global Surface Temperature
Data source: NOAA
Atmospheric CO2
Data source: NOAA
thousands of years ago
Sea Level
Data source: CLS/Cnes/Legos
Arctic Sea Ice (September)
Surface Temperature CO2 Sea Level Sea Ice
Climate Change News
By By Eric Zerkel
November 19, 2014
NASA's Earth Observatory just released an awe-inspiring photo that shows just why so many Floridians are at risk to tropical cyclones and global sea level rise.
November 18, 2014
Climate change is being felt locally, through floods, heatwaves and other meteorological maladies, but theres little sense in leaving the mammoth task of climate adaptation to local communities to figure out for themselves.
By Andrea Thompson
November 14, 2014
A new study finds that as the planet warms, lightning will increase across the Continental U.S.
Feeling Skeptical?
Climate Change Facts
Local Climate Change
Temperature Precipitation Snowfall*

Climate Change Blogs

Turn Off the Carbon Dioxide Emissions – It Still Gets Warmer
By: Dr. Ricky Rood
Published: December 12, 2014
California Drought, El Niño, Warm Earth (One more time)
By: Dr. Ricky Rood
Published: December 5, 2014
A quick summary. If you read the previous blogs and quotes from the forecast and analysis centers, the El Niño forecast has been quite consistent from the beginning, and at this point, it looks like it will be quite a good El Niño forecast.
Essay on Need to Adapt
By: Dr. Ricky Rood
Published: December 1, 2014
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
October 2014: Earth's Third Consecutive Warmest Month on Record

October 2014 was the warmest October on record, and the year-to-date-period January - October was Earth's warmest such period since record keeping began in 1880, said NOAA. They also rated the past 12 months--November 2013 through October 2014--as the warmest consecutive 12-month period among all months since records began in 1880; 2014 will be the warmest calendar year on record if global temperatures in November and December merely match their average values recorded since 2000.