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Sorry, Santa: North Pole Temps Could Climb 50 Degrees Above Normal

Sorry, Santa: North Pole Temps Could Climb 50 Degrees Above Normal

By Andrea Germanos Santa will likely be feeling toasty as he does his final checks on the naughty-or-nice list because temperatures at the North Pole on Thursday are forecast to be as much as 50 F above normal. Temperatures are expected to climb to near the freezing point of 32 F, computer models show. Zachary […]

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    My Month-Long Voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula

    My Month-Long Voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula

    By Ryan Dolan In August, I embarked on a journey that very few people will ever experience. Leaving the U.S. and a sultry summer behind, I traveled south almost as far as you can go, to the bottom of the world. At the southern tip of Chile, I boarded the Nathaniel B. Palmer, a U.S. […]

    Extreme Weather Cost U.S. Taxpayers $67 Billion

    Extreme Weather Cost U.S. Taxpayers $67 Billion

    By Erin Auel and Alison Cassady One of the most visible and immediate ways climate change has affected—and will continue to affect—Americans is through extreme weather exacerbated by rising global temperatures. Aerial image of flooding in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Between 2005 and 2015, the annual average temperature in the U.S. exceeded […]

    It’s Official: August Was the 16th Consecutive Record-Breaking Hottest Month

    It’s Official: August Was the 16th Consecutive Record-Breaking Hottest Month

    August was the 16th consecutive record warm-month, the longest ever recorded, with average temperatures 1.66 F above the 20th century average and 0.09 F warmer than last August. NASA Earth Observatory chart based on data from the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.Joshua Stevens National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data shows it was also the […]

    NOAA: Hottest Summer Nights Ever in 121 Years

    NOAA: Hottest Summer Nights Ever in 121 Years

    Every state in the contiguous U.S. experienced above average temperatures between June and August, with California, Connecticut and Rhode Island recording their warmest summer ever. NOAA New data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) also reveal that although this year’s summer tied with 2006 as the fifth warmest on record, nights were the […]

    NOAA: Climate Change Fueled Deadly Louisiana Flooding

    NOAA: Climate Change Fueled Deadly Louisiana Flooding

    Climate change made last month’s historic deluge in Louisiana at least 40 percent more likely, a rapid attribution assessment by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found. Coast Guardsmen use a flat-bottom boat to assist residents during severe flooding around Baton Rouge on Aug. 14. U.S. Department of Agriculture / Flickr Parts of Louisiana […]

    NOAA: ‘Earth’s Fever Rises’ as Climate Records Shattered Worldwide

    NOAA: ‘Earth’s Fever Rises’ as Climate Records Shattered Worldwide

    By Robert McSweeney Last year saw records in the Earth’s climate system continue to tumble, says the latest State of the Climate report from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The 300-page report, released Tuesday and now in its 26th year, is an annual assessment of the world’s climate, scrutinizing the Earth’s land, […]

    5 Things to Consider After 14 Months in a Row of Record Heat

    5 Things to Consider After 14 Months in a Row of Record Heat

    By Astrid Caldas There is just so much to digest in the latest release of monthly global temperature data by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), I thought I needed to say something. I just don’t know where to start, so bear with me, please, as […]