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Program on Sea Level Rise

Program on Sea Level Rise

Search by city, state or zip code to track the risk of flooding in your area.

Climate Matters

Climate Matters

Climate Matters provides meteorologists with data & graphics on local weather events and their link to climate change.

Partnerships Journalism

Partnerships Journalism

Guided by data and science, our journalists collaborate with local newsrooms on compelling climate change coverage.

Climate Matters Highlights

Halloween and October Nights

Halloween and October Nights

In this week’s climate spooktacular, Climate Central looks at Halloween weather extremes and how October nights have warmed.

Runoff Avoided by Trees

Runoff Avoided by Trees

Following last year’s celebration of trees’ many benefits, this year we focus on their ability to reduce flooding from stormwater.

Trees and Annual Rainfall

Trees and Annual Rainfall

Following last year’s celebration of trees’ many benefits, this year we focus on their ability to reduce flooding from stormwater.

The Power of Trees: Fighting Floodwaters Local Numbers

The Power of Trees: Fighting Floodwaters Local Numbers

Following last year’s celebration of trees’ many benefits, this year we focus on their ability to reduce flooding from stormwater.

2019 Fall Record Heat

2019 Fall Record Heat

With the recent record-breaking heat, Climate Central takes a look at record high temperatures compared to record low temperatures across the United States.

Arctic Sea Ice Near Record Low Extent

Arctic Sea Ice Near Record Low Extent

Arctic sea ice will soon reach its minimum extent for 2019—the 18th year in a row below average.

Fall Days Above Normal

Fall Days Above Normal

We continue our analysis of how fall temperatures have been changing by examining how the number of fall days above normal has changed since 1970.

New Webinar Recording

Covering Climate Now – New Opportunities to Showcase Climate Reporting

Covering Climate Now – New Opportunities to Showcase Climate Reporting

Featuring Ed Maibach, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University; Bernadette Woods Placky, Climate Central; Mark Herstgaard, The Nation; John Morales, WTVJ Miami: July 2019

Special Sections & Tools

CoastalDEM® Coastal Risk Screening Tool

CoastalDEM® Coastal Risk Screening Tool

Improved elevation data indicate far greater global threats from sea level rise and coastal flooding than previously understood.

WeatherPower

WeatherPower

Use WeatherPower to bring wind and solar electricity generation into your forecasts, based on your local installed renewables capacity.

Climate Science

Climate Science

Data-driven research and reporting that makes climate science local and advances understanding of climate change impacts.

WXshift

WXshift

A comprehensive weather site, delivering everything you'd ever want to know about your weather, including the climate context.

Trending Stories

Cape Canaveral launch sites threatened by rising seas

Cape Canaveral launch sites threatened by rising seas

Climate Central examined flood risks facing NASA's space launch sites at the John F. Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Report: Flooded Future: Global vulnerability to sea level rise worse than previously understood

Report: Flooded Future: Global vulnerability to sea level rise worse than previously understood

New elevation data show that by midcentury frequent coastal flooding will rise higher than areas currently home to hundreds of millions of people.

Climate Change is Threatening Air Quality across the Country

Climate Change is Threatening Air Quality across the Country

As summers heat up, the air we breathe is increasingly at risk of becoming unhealthy, despite decades of air quality improvements.

In Hot Water: Warming Waters are Stressing Fish and the Fishing Industry

In Hot Water: Warming Waters are Stressing Fish and the Fishing Industry

America’s inland streams, the Great Lakes, and coastal waters are heating up—spelling trouble for fish and the nation’s $46.1 billion dollar recreational fishing industry.

THE BURNING SOLUTION: Prescribed Burns Unevenly Applied Across U.S.

THE BURNING SOLUTION: Prescribed Burns Unevenly Applied Across U.S.

Prescribed burns — an important tool for reducing wildfire risk — are being unevenly applied across the country.

POURING IT ON: How Climate Change Intensifies Heavy Rain Events

POURING IT ON: How Climate Change Intensifies Heavy Rain Events

Climate change is making the wettest days wetter, heightening flood risks.

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