How the Climate System Works

Globally, carbon emissions from fires were near the long-term average in 2014, but North America's emissions were 70% higher than average.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

  • Phytoplankton productivity has increased 20 percent over the past decade as sea ice extent declines and more open water habitat is available.

  • During spring 2011, the Northern Great Plains experienced record flooding. This video explains how a La Niña climate pattern helped set the stage for this extreme event.