Instrumental measurements, proxy data, climate model projections

global map of August 2021 temperature anomalies and a graph of annual AUgust anomalies since 1880
September 15, 2021

It was the sixth-warmest August on record for the globe. It's very likely that the year will wind up among the 10 warmest years on record.

side by side maps of US precipitation and percent of average precipitation for August 2021
September 10, 2021

August was warmer than average, capping off a summer that tied for warmest on record.

Two small maps of US showing drought conditions and the drought forecast for September 2021
September 1, 2021

Large parts of the country show no tip in the odds toward either a cold or warm September temperature outcome. The rainfall associated with Hurricane Ida's remnants is likely to be enough on its own to lead to a wetter-than-average September for areas in its path.

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.

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.

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