Temperature-projection map excerpt
August 24, 2020

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.

Okpilak Glacier
January 23, 2014

Our global historical temperature records can be trusted to represent changes in Earth's temperature over long time periods.

In this activity, students select an argument of a climate skeptic, research it, and write up a mock dialog that portrays a back-and-forth discussion between the skeptic and a non-skeptic, while presenting a scientific argument that counters the false claim.

In this activity, students explore whether statements made by the news and media on climate change-related issues are actually true. Examples are provided for Antarctic sea ice and hurricane intensity, but the activity could be extended to other topics as well.

March 3, 2016

In this week's Beyond the Data blog, NCEI's Deke Arndt explains how comparing a record-setting warm streak from 2015 to one in 1944 is like comparing the tallest player in the NBA to the tallest kid in 2nd grade.