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Stories by Climate Central
October 24, 2012
Boston and New York City could see upwards of 20 inches of sea level rise by mid-century.
January 25, 2012
From our friends at NASA comes this amazing 26-second video, depicting how temperatures around the globe have warmed since 1880. That year is what scientists call the beginning of the “modern record.” You’ll note an... read more >
December 20, 2011
In a year that set the record for billion-dollar disasters, these states -- including Texas, North Carolina, and New Jersey -- were hit the worst.
August 27, 2011
Global warming's effects have put more and more people in harm's way in New York, where flooding from a hurricane could create massive problems.
March 16, 2011
In the latest installment of the Climopedia podcast, Climate Central and OnEarth examine how the history of the Earth's climate can teach us about modern climate change.
March 1, 2011
In the first installment of a new podcast series, Climate Central and OnEarth look at carbon dioxide -- what it is, where it comes from, and how we can deal with it building up in our atmosphere.
January 4, 2011
From flooding to heat waves to snowmageddon, 2010 was a year of extremes. Heidi Cullen counts down the top five.
July 7, 2010
Northeast: July Days Over 95 Degrees This graphic shows a projection for the change in number of days with high temperatures of 95 degrees Fahrenheit or greater during the month of July by mid-century compared to today.... read more >
May 17, 2010
Most people would do anything to stay away from tornadoes, but some scientists seek out them out.
May 3, 2010
You can't see it or hold it, but scientists estimate that wind has the potential to supply the world's electricity five times over while producing almost no greenhouse gas emissions. Yet the U.S. currently gets less than... read more >
March 31, 2010
Over recent decades, the Arctic has been the fastest-warming region on the planet.  This Climate Central video tells the story of how it has been changing, as seen from satellites above, and submarines below, touring... read more >