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January 19, 2017

In 2016, the annual global temperature reached a record high for the third year in a row. How did this happen, and how unusual is it?

January 17, 2017
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2016 was the third year in a row that global average surface temperature set a new record, and the fifth time the record has been broken since the start of the twenty-first century. This animation shows the yearly history of Earth's temperature since the modern record began in 1880.

January 11, 2017
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Lake effect snows like the events that buried parts of Michigan and New York in mid-December might actually become more common as the U.S. climate warms, at least for a while. This post explains the paradox.

January 11, 2017

La Niña conditions are still in place, but a transition to neutral is looming. Our blogger takes stock of the season.

January 10, 2017
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In 2016, daily temperatures in Alaska that were warmer than average outnumbered those that were cooler than average by a 9 to 1 ratio.