August 17, 2020

July 2020 was the second-warmest July on record for the globe, as 2020 continues its scorching path to one of the hottest years on record. 

March 16, 2020

Cool conditions in Alaska and northern Canada related to a strong polar vortex were not enough to outweigh the extreme warmth across Europe and Asia in February 2020. Both the Northern Hemisphere and the globe as a whole had their second-warmest February on record.  

smoke from Australia fires in satellite image
January 3, 2020

Terrible wildfires raged through parts of southeastern Australia in the first days of 2020. 

Aerial photo of U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy surrounded by ice floes
December 10, 2019

NOAA’s 14th Arctic Report Card recounts the numerous ways that climate change continues to disrupt the polar region, including massive melt of the Greenland ice sheet and major shifts in the distribution of commercially valuable marine species.

Aerial photos of river meandering through Brooks Range in Alaska
October 15, 2019

Alaska's natural monuments are of such gargantuan scale that the environment can seem immutable. But a new report from NOAA's Alaska RISA team documents profound changes the state has experienced in just the past five years. 

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.

Satellite image of full disc of Earth on August 3, 2018 from the EPIC camera, with an overlay graph of yearly temperature anomalies since 1850
August 12, 2019

International, authoritative climate report states 2018 was the fourth warmest year on record.

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