Observing & Predicting
- January 20, 2015
(animation) Decades ago, the majority of the Arctic's winter ice pack was made up of thick, perennial ice. Today, very old ice is extremely rare.
- January 16, 2015
Observations of global temperature going back to 1880 reveal that our planet's temperature is rising. This animation shows maps of yearly temperature compared to the 1981-2010 average from the start of the historical record through 2014--the wamrest year on record. Each year's map is synced with a graph showing the evolution of our planet's temperature as compared to the 20th-century average.
- January 15, 2015
Earth’s surface temperature in 2014 was the warmest on record. Five months set new records for warmth, and a sixth tied for record warmest.
- January 14, 2015
Fish nursery. Bird sanctuary. Storm surge blocker. Maryland’s Blackwater Marsh Wildlife Refuge is all those things and more. And it could be completely underwater by the end of this century. A team of ecologists and climate experts is determined to find and conserve migration corridors for the critical wetland ecosystem.
- January 7, 2015
(animation) The Lower 48 United States was 0.5°F above average in 2014, making it the 34th warmest year in the historical record (1895-2014). It was the 18th year in a row with above-average temperature.