As expected, the tropics are expanding. But what are the causes?
What were the primary causes of the slowdown in global warming from 1998 to 2012?
Governments may need to act by 2035.
Mounting evidence that humans are influencing the giant airstreams that circle the globe high above the surface and steer weather systems.
There has been a 53-percent increase in extreme precipitation events in the northeastern United States since 1996.
Increasing global CO2 emissions are continuing to lower the pH of the oceans.
New research has found that there has a been an increase in short, intense rain events over Australia during the past 50 years.
June was another abnormally warm month globally.
New research has determined that this slowdown of the AMOC is not caused by global warming but is part of a decades-long cycle that will have an impact on temperatures in the coming decades.
Data indicates that there has been a slight downward trend in the annual maximum extent of Great Lakes ice cover since the 1970s.
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