Map of global temperature anomaly in July 2021 with a grah overlay of historical time series
August 16, 2021

Global average surface temperature in July—the hottest month of the year on average—set a new record in 2021. It's virtually certain that the year will go on to become one of the ten warmest years in the historical record.

August 9, 2021

The findings of their review of more than 14,000 studies are clear: climate change is affecting nearly every part of the planet, and there is no doubt that human activities are the cause.

Cropped February 2021 temperature map of the southeastern U.S. from Texas to Florida
March 9, 2021

February 2021 was the United States' coldest February in 30 years, but the winter overall was warmer than average. Much of the West remained in some level of drought.

maps of contiguous U.S> showing temperature and precipitation patterns in October 2020
November 9, 2020

Unseasonable cold in the Rockies, Northern Plains, and Great Lakes were balanced by much warmer than average conditions in the Southwest and Southeast coastal states. 

September 2020 global temperature anomaly
October 16, 2020

September 2020 was the hottest September on record for the globe, continuing a sweltering year. 

Maps of US temp and precip anomalies for September 2020
October 8, 2020

The soaking brought to the Gulf region by tropical cyclones in September 2020 contrasted starkly with the hot, dry conditions in the West. 

Map of the Lower 48 U.S. states showing precipitation patterns in August 2020.
September 10, 2020

Extreme heat in the U.S. Southwest carried August 2020 into the record books as the country’s third-warmest August in the 126-year record. Despite heavy rain from landfalling tropical cyclones, national average precipitation was in the driest third of the record. 

August 4, 2020

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