Instrumental measurements, proxy data, climate model projections

Small postage-stamp sized maps of monthly temperatures for 2020 in the U.S.
January 13, 2021

Nationwide warmth was accompanied by extreme precipitation differences: dry conditions in the West and wet conditions in much of the East. 

cartoon showing large number of riders boarding a "global warming is human-caused" bus
December 16, 2020

Por una gran mayoría, los científicos del clima están de acuerdo en que la temperatura global promedio hoy en día es más cálida que en la época preindustrial, y que la actividad humana es el principal factor contribuyente.

Spherical map of the Arctic showing surface temperature anomalies in 2020
December 8, 2020

The 15th installment of NOAA's Arctic Report Card NOAA’s 15th Arctic Report Card catalogs the numerous ways that climate change continues to disrupt the polar region.

Emily Fischer
October 9, 2020

Climate.gov talks with Emily Fischer—an early-career atmospheric scientist and educator who has already made significant contributions to Earth science and fostering greater inclusion of women in the geosciences.

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. 

September 1, 2020

The September 2020 temperature and precipitation outlook favors a warmer- and drier-than-average September across the western United States, and a wetter-than-average month across the south-central Plains and much of the East.

Full disk view of Earth from space with overlay of global temperature time series
August 12, 2020

Record-high sea level, noteworthy extreme weather, and rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and oceans are just a few of the hundreds of highlights from Earth's annual checkup. 

 

August 4, 2020

Join three heat experts to talk about how we map, monitor, and lessen the impacts of urban heat islands.

Map of the CONUS showing temperature patterns in May 2020
June 9, 2020

While May 2020 precipitation deficits drew parts of the West deeper into drought, parts of the Upper Midwest, Ohio Valley, and the Southeast got soaked. 

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