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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

Australia Summer Heat

Australia Summer Heat

2019 was the hottest and driest year on record in Australia (100+ years of records)

Australia Fire Danger Index

Australia Fire Danger Index

There has been a long‑term increase in both extreme fire weather and the length of the fire season across large parts of Australia

Map of 2019’s temperature ranking by state

Map of 2019’s temperature ranking by state

While the U.S. wasn’t as hot as much of the globe last year, the Southeast still faced record heat.

2019 wrapped up the warmest decade on record

2019 wrapped up the warmest decade on record

2019 wrapped up the warmest decade on record. Here’s how temperatures have trended in your city.

Tackling the Tree Debate

Tackling the Tree Debate

We celebrate the final Climate Matters of the year and decade(!), featuring holiday favorites and a look at the ongoing debate: real vs. artificial trees.

End of Year: Local Cumulative Rainfall Records

End of Year: Local Cumulative Rainfall Records

Check out how this year’s precipitation compares to previous years in your city.

How wet was 2019? Records Across the Country

How wet was 2019? Records Across the Country

It’s been a watershed year for rainfall. Again. Check out some of the records across the country.

New Webinar Recording

New Tools, New Insights - The Next Generation of Climate Models

New Tools, New Insights - The Next Generation of Climate Models

Featuring Claudia Tebaldi, Special Advisor to Climate Central, December 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

Could Kennedy Space Center launch pads be at risk as climate changes? Experts say yes

Could Kennedy Space Center launch pads be at risk as climate changes? Experts say yes

Created to propel humankind beyond the limits of Earth, Kennedy Space Center is now facing a terrestrial threat — the warming of our home…

Climate Central Solutions Brief: Battery Energy Storage

Climate Central Solutions Brief: Battery Energy Storage

Batteries are having a moment. A new Solutions Brief by Climate Central describes the rapid growth of battery storage capacity in the U.S., and…

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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