April 8, 2020

In 2015, NOAA's Climate Program Office (CPO) invited grant proposals from sea ice and climate scientists looking to better understand and predict Arctic sea ice behavior, on timescales ranging from days to decades. This is our second story on some of the resulting research.

Blossoms
January 23, 2014

Weather and climate occur on different scales of time and space, and depend on different aspects of Earth's environment. Weather describes atmospheric conditions at a particular time and place. Climate is the overall statistical characteristics of weather and environmental conditions, such as long-term averages and ranges of variability, for a given place and season.

MSV Nordica
January 23, 2014

Yes, there will probably be some short-term and long-term positive benefits from global warming, but  if a "business as usual" approach to emitting heat-trapping gases is maintained at the present rate, or faster, then the negative costs and impacts of global warming are very likely to far outweigh the positive benefits over the course of this century

Heatwave without AC
January 23, 2014

Yes, health care providers and insurers alike recognize that global warming is a threat to humans.

2018 temperature anomaly map
January 23, 2014

Potential effects of global warming include sea level rise, more frequent and more extreme heat waves, intensification of wet and dry regional climate patterns.

Temperature-projection map excerpt
January 23, 2014

Considering some locations experience temperature swings of 30°F or more in a single day, warming of 1.5°F (0.85°C) might seem small, but Earth's annual temperatures are very stable when climate isn't changing.

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