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After Hottest Year On Record, Ocean Warming Is Now 'Unstoppable'

Sea levels, warming of the surface and upper layer of the oceans, greenhouse gases and land temperatures all hit a record high in 2014. In addition …

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Climate change plans require urgent action, government warned

The UK must take urgent action to prepare for the impact of climate change, the government has been warned.

Ministers should focus on the future risks of heatwaves and flooding, says the Committee on Climate Change.

Its report said more needed to be done to keep emissions on track, although the …

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The Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD) system currently comprises 160 sites throughout the United States and select overseas locations. The NCEI …


NOAA's Weather and Climate Toolkit (Viewer and Data Exporter)


NOAA's Weather and Climate Toolkit (WCT) is free, platform independent software distributed from NOAA's National Climatic Data Center …


NOAA: Hottest May, Hottest Spring, Hottest Year-To-Date On Record By Far

NOAA’s latest monthly report on global temperatures confirms that we are headed toward a record-smashing year.Here are some of the new records for …

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A Climate Change Data Visualization Gains National Landmark Status

A graph that plots rising CO2 over the decades has always been a lesser known icon in demonstrating the reality of global warming.

Data Visualization

Climate change brings needed rain to Africa

Climate change has been going on since the beginning of time, but has been the source of intense debate in recent years. In the case of the Sahel area of Africa, climate change means 4 more inches of desperately-needed rainfall per year than in the past, according to a new study by climatologists …

6 Climate Triggers That Could Completely Change Our World

Ilissa Ocko, climate scientist at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.

One of …


Best of the visualisation web... March 2015

At the end of each month I pull together a collection of links to some of the most relevant, interesting or thought-provoking web content I’ve come …

Data Visualization

New temperature records highlight global warming's continued rise

(CNN) — New climate change records have come along to remind us that Earth's thermostat is steadily pushing upward.

More exactly, there are two global high temperature records and a smattering of climate change low points.

March 2015 was the warmest March since record-keeping began in 1880, says the …

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Incredible image of a giant 17-mile-long iceberg that just broke off Antarctica

On March 6, 2015, the U.S. National Ice Center (NIC) discovered a new iceberg adrift off the coast of Antarctica. Measuring 27 kilometers (17 miles) long, iceberg B-34 meets the 19-kilometer minimum required for tracking by the NIC.

The berg appears to have fractured from West Antarctica’s Getz Ice …


Rapid warming period may be underway as Earth sets another record

March was the warmest such month on record for the globe as a whole, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), which is one of the centers that keeps tabs on global climate data. The JMA found that global average surface temperatures were 0.56 degrees Fahrenheit (0.31 degrees Celsius) …

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Extreme Weather

Climate change will lead to higher temperatures, heavier precipitation, intensified drought and stronger storms. And the more we pollute, the worse …


Global Warning?

This infographic explores the two sides of the ever growing debate on global warming and who is causing it. This infographic provides information for …

Cool Stuff

The Last Time Oceans Got This Acidic This Fast, 96% of Marine Life Went Extinct

The biggest extinction event in planetary history was driven by the rapid acidification of our oceans, a new study concludes. So much carbon was released into the atmosphere, and the oceans absorbed so much of it so quickly, that marine life simply died off, from the bottom of the food chain …

Rapid global warming may be coming sooner than you think

A new study bolsters the case that a period of much faster global warming may be imminent, if not already beginning. The study, published Wednesday in Geophysical Research Letters, uses climate records gleaned from coral reefs in the South Pacific to recreate sea surface temperatures and ocean heat …

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California governor tells climate change deniers to wake up

As his state faces the worst drought in its history, with mandatory water rationing for residents and fears of destruction to the agricultural sector, California governor Jerry Brown had a message Sunday for climate change deniers: wake up.

“With the weather that’s happening in California, climate …

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The incredible decline of Arctic sea ice — visualized - The Washington Post

In 2013, the National Academy of Sciences released a report on “abrupt” climate change — basically, the chance of dramatic, planetary-scale changes, like the loss of ice sheets or the shutdown of the overturning circulation of the oceans.

Most of these concerns involve the future, not the present. …

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Soil is more affected by climate change than scientists previously thought

Soil organic matter may be more negatively affected by climate change than scientists previously thought. Plants, which send as much as 60 percent of …

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Antarctica May Have Hit Highest Temperature on Record

But overall climate picture for southernmost continent remains "complex," say scientists.

Scientists have measured what is likely the highest temperature ever on Antarctica: 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit (17.5 Celsius).

The measurements were made last Tuesday at Argentina's Esperanza Base, on the northern …

NASA made an adorable video explaining climate change. l think a lot of people will FINALLY get it.

Here's your Hot Planet 101, courtesy of NASA. Take a minute to watch it, then we'll see how it's affecting life on earth right now.

If the symptoms of …

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Welcome to the 'Double El Niño' — and more extreme weather

We’re about to experience a “double El Niño” — a rare weather phenomenon that climatologists had warned about several months ago.

That means two consecutive years of the concentration of warm water in the Pacific Ocean that brings West Coast storms, quiet hurricane seasons in the Atlantic and busy …

Basically, the only unusually cold place on Earth last month was the eastern U.S.

February was Earth's second-warmest such month on record, finishing up as the second-warmest winter and warmest 12-month period on record, according to preliminary NASA data. Both of these milestones signal the continued influence of manmade global warming as well as natural climate factors that …


Scientists stick it to climate deniers: Study provides direct evidence that human activity is causing global warming

For the first time, researchers directly observed carbon dioxide trapping heat in the atmosphere

People who continue to deny that human activity is directly impacting climate change (looking at you, Inhofe) had better pay attention to this one: scientists, for the first time, have provided direct …


Scientists Observe Temperatures Warming In Response To Increased Carbon Dioxide

Everybody knows that. But now we've also seen it.

Greenhouse gas emissions, particularly those from carbon dioxide, are on the rise. They have been for a while, to the alarm of governments, activist groups, and just about anyone vaguely concerned with environmental issues around the world. …

Scientists just blew apart the myth of the global warming “pause”

A new study explains why manmade warming has appeared to slow down -- and why it's due to ramp up again soon

The so-called “pause” in global warming, object of much scientific study and climate denier mockery, is a mystery no more.

In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, three prominent …

Bill Nye destroys climate deniers’ most infuriating deflection

Nye appeared on MSNBC's "The Reid Report" on Monday evening

On Monday afternoon, Bill “The Science Guy” Nye spoke with MSNBC’s Joy Reid about climate change and the brutally cold weather the Northeast has been experiencing.

“Let’s not confuse climate change with global warming,” Nye warned. “The …

How an Uncommon Mineral Can Reduce the Climate Impact of an Eruption

Sulfur is one of the largest culprit of volcanic climate change, but some minerals can help reduce its impact.The post How an Uncommon Mineral Can …


A Global Warming Primer