No surprise, August 2016 was the warmest August on record for global land/ocean surface combined, according to NOAA.
There are major metropolitan areas along the coast that are actually sinking at a higher rate than oceans are rising.
New research looks at the influence of climate change on mid-latitude storm tracks.
As the planet warms there may be less impact on drought than previous studies have shown.
Climate model projections can become quite uncertain at more localized levels.
Last month was the warmest of any month on record globally going back to the late 19th century.
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