October 15, 2018

Use a slider to compare satellite images of Washington, DC, and Baltimore, MD, with maps of afternoon temperatures to see the hottest and coolest parts of the city on a late summer day. 

Temperature anomaly map
September 4, 2018

The 15 years from 1998–2012 were the warmest on record at that time, but the rate of global surface warming was slower than it had been in the 2-3 decades prior thanks to several natural influences. Meanwhile, the ocean's heating imbalance continued to climb.

August 8, 2018

Nighttime temperatures across much of California were record warm in July 2018, part of an accelerating warming trend in the state since the start of the twenty-first century. 

August 1, 2018

As part of the State of the Climate in 2017 report, experts describe a record three-year-long episode of mass coral bleaching at tropical reefs worldwide. Previous global bleaching events required the presence of El Niño, but the devastating 2014–2017 event began before El Niño emerged and continued long after it ended—implicating human-caused global warming in the mass die offs.

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