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Atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean may be getting in gear for El Niño

Originally published by Climate Central The atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean may be getting its act together and finally cooperating with shifting ocean waters to signal that an El Niño has arrived, climate scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported in their latest outlook. Animation of sea surface…

This troubling interactive map shows how hot the United States has become since the 1970s

Originally published at Climate Central The summer solstice is right around the corner this Saturday and temperatures around the U.S. have started to rise to the occasion. But it’s not just a warmup from spring to summer that’s occurring: summer temperatures have been steadily rising since 1970. On average, temperatures have increased…

NASA satellite spies atmospheric double whammy

By Andrea Thompson Follow @AndreaTWeather NASA’s eyes in the sky are important parts of weather-monitoring efforts, with satellites tracking hurricanes as they barrel across the ocean and storm systems as they sweep across the country. But sometimes……

NASA’s Earth Observatory shows the ocean is heating up for hurricane season

The Ocean is Heating Up for Hurricane Season (via Climate Central) By Brian Kahn Follow @blkahn If you live on the Gulf Coast or Eastern Seaboard, hopefully you’re ready for Atlantic hurricane season, which started on Sunday, June 1. As the season gets underway, hurricane-friendly ocean temperatures in the Atlantic……

Here is how much Summers in the U.S. have warmed since 1970

Here’s How Much U.S. Summers Have Warmed Since 1970 (via Climate Central) By Brian Kahn Follow @blkahn June is here, so let the great debate over the Song of the Summer begin! Will this summer’s earworm come from a pop stalwart like Katy Perry or a newcomer like Iggy Azalea?…

Live in hurricane alley? Here are 5 great resources to track the hurricane season

Here Are 5 Resources to Track Hurricane Season (via Climate Central) By Brian Kahn Follow @blkahn The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season officially kicks off on Sunday, June 1, and runs through November 30. There are countless resources to keep track of tropical storms and hurricanes as they form and plow across…

CO2 monitoring could be ‘space-based’ in the future

CO2 Monitoring Could Be “Space-Based” in Future (via Climate Central) By Bobby Magill Follow @bobbymagill The measurement of carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants and other sources could be on its way to entering the space age. Using satellites to measure atmospheric concentrations of climate change-fueling…   [Earth from…

Big ocean waves produced by storms accelerate the melting of polar sea ice: study

Big Waves Bust Up Sea Ice, May Be Playing Role in Melt (via Climate Central) By Andrea Thompson Follow @AndreaTWeather Big ocean waves whipped up by storms hundreds or even thousands of miles away from Earth’s poles could play a bigger role in breaking up polar sea ice and thus…

Scary: NASA satellite images show how massive flooding overwhelmed Balkan towns

Satellite Images Reveal Scope of Massive Balkans Flooding (via Climate Central) By Andrea Thompson Follow @AndreaTWeather The full, devastating scale of the downpour-driven flooding that tore across the Balkans in mid-May is evident in newly released images from a NASA satellite. Torrential rains fell across parts of Croatia, Serbia…  …

See these beautiful national landmarks? They’re all imperiled by rising seas and wildfires

Here Are 5 National Landmarks Facing Climate Threats (via Climate Central) By Brian Kahn Follow @blkahn Memorial Day is just around the corner, marking the start of tourism season at many National Parks and heritage sites. Last year, nearly 275 million people grabbed their sunscreen and cameras on their way to visit…

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