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Surging Seas • Sea Level Rise

Surging Seas • 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

2019 Global Temperatures Through June: Among Top 5 Hottest on Record

2019 Global Temperatures Through June: Among Top 5 Hottest on Record

The past five years have been the hottest on record globally — and 2019 is on pace to continue that trend.

 2019 Global Temperature Anomalies Through June

2019 Global Temperature Anomalies Through June

While U.S. temperatures have been relatively mild this year, the rest of the world has endured near-record heat.

Daily Template: The Rise of CO2

Daily Template: The Rise of CO2

CO2 has seasonal fluctuations but its stark, long-term rise is unmistakable.

Optimal Temperature Ranges for Trout, Bass, and Salmon

Optimal Temperature Ranges for Trout, Bass, and Salmon

Fish need a certain temperature range to thrive, and can struggle or even die if waters get too warm.

Coastal Waters are Warming Across the U.S.

Coastal Waters are Warming Across the U.S.

Coastal waters are warming across the U.S., stressing fish and the economies that depend on them.

Warming Waters in the Great Lakes

Warming Waters in the Great Lakes

All five of the Great Lakes have warmed in the last few decades — check the trend for each here.

IN THE MEDIA

Upton on Zillow Report

Upton on Zillow Report

Our features writer John Upton talks about our Zillow report, the National Climate Assessment, and more with NBC10 Philadelphia's Rosemary Connors.

Special Sections & Tools

WeatherPower

WeatherPower

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

Wildfire Tracker

Wildfire Tracker

Find out where current wildfires are burning in the United States and learn more about wildfire season.

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

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.

As Temperatures Rise in Tucson, so Do Concerns over Health Risks Linked to Higher Ozone Levels

As Temperatures Rise in Tucson, so Do Concerns over Health Risks Linked to Higher Ozone Levels

Ozone levels in Tucson and other Arizona urban areas are increasing as temperatures hit record or near-record levels every year with growing scientific consensus…

FAITH AND FLOODING: How Sea Level Rise Threatens America’s Houses of Worship

FAITH AND FLOODING: How Sea Level Rise Threatens America’s Houses of Worship

Unchecked warming emissions are projected to leave hundreds of houses of worship in areas vulnerable to chronic flooding by midcentury.

N.J. Is Warming at An Alarming Rate and It’s Making Our Air Harder to Breathe

N.J. Is Warming at An Alarming Rate and It’s Making Our Air Harder to Breathe

This warming trend, combined with pollution from cars, power plants and chemical plants, is expected to increase the number of days each year that…

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