The planet shattered several climate records in 2013, from greenhouse gases to roasting Arctic heat to extreme storms.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that May 2014 had the highest combined global average temperature (both land and ocean) ever recorded for that month at 59.93 degrees F. Continue reading →
Sand and grit from the Sahara are suspended thousands of feet up in the air and are then carried by the wind. Continue reading →
Scientists are hoping for a new perspective on the long-standing mystery with a NASA satellite that will, for the first time, make carbon dioxide measurements globally from space.
So much heat is emitted by air conditioning units in Phoenix it actually raises the city's outdoor temperature at night. Continue reading →
Peatland covers tens of thousands of miles and contains peat 23 feet underground.
The average global temperature for April 2014 was 1.39 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the 20th century average for the month, which was 56.7 degrees F.
A trend in El Nino events might explain a recent slow down in rising global temperatures -- and that trend is about to shift toward sharper warming, say scientists. Continue reading →
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