April 21, 2016

In this week's Beyond the Data blog, Deke Arndt explains the climate behind this spring's prairie fires.

July 2, 2015

NCEI's Jake Crouch reflects on entering the field of climate monitoring during a historic drought in the Southern Plains.

November 26, 2014

An El Niño means lots of rain for California, correct? Well, some of the time, but not always.

In this video, NOAA's Deke Arndt, Chief of the Climate Monitoring Branch at the National Climatic Data Center, recaps the temperature and precipitation data for the continental US in summer 2012. It describes how these conditions have led to drought and reduced crop yields.

This video focuses on the science of climate change and its impacts on wildlife on land and in the sea, and their habitats in the U.S. There are short sections on walruses, coral reefs, migrating birds and their breeding grounds, freshwater fish, bees, etc. Video concludes with some discussion about solutions, including reduce/recycle/reuse, energy conservation, backyard habitats, and citizen scientists.

This short, animated video describes what is meant by climate, its characteristics, and the range of impacts due to climate change. The difference between mitigation and adaptation is also discussed.

This video from ClimateCentral looks at the way climate conditions can affect vegetation in the West, and what influence this has on wildfires. Drought and rainfall can have very different wildfire outcomes, depending on vegetation type, extent, and location.

This video examines what will happen to crops as Earth's temperature rises and soils dry out because of changing climate.

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