A NOAA-led study refutes the much-publicized idea that there has been a recent slowdown or “hiatus” in the rate of global warming. The study finds that global warming during the last 15 years has progressed as fast or faster than during the latter half of the 20th century.
PostedMay 15, 2015
The last remaining piece of Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf will likely disintegrate by the end of this decade, according to a new NASA-led study. The ice shelf, which partially collapsed in 2002, has existed for at least 10,000 years.
PostedMay 6, 2015
A new section of GlobalChange.gov features indicators that visually communicate some of the key aspects and effects of climate change. Users can provide feedback to help shape a broader indicators system that will inform the next National Climate Assessment.
PostedJan 16, 2015
2014 ranks as Earth’s warmest since record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by scientists at NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
PostedSep 18, 2014
In coordination with the National Ocean Council, the Department of State is requesting expert reviewers for the draft United Nations World Ocean Assessment (WOA). The WOA assesses the ocean's role in the Earth system, food security and food safety, human activities, and biological diversity.
PostedSep 12, 2014
Requests are now being accepted for US CLIVAR sponsorship of workshops and new Working Groups for 2015. Submissions are encouraged from the U.S. climate science community with a due date of October 17.
PostedSep 10, 2014
According to the UN’s World Meteorological Organization (WMO), a surge in carbon dioxide levels drove the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to a record high in 2013. Greenhouse gas levels rose more between 2012 and 2013 than at any time in the last 30 years.
PostedMay 29, 2014
A new EPA report presents a set of 30 indicators that track the causes and effects of climate change. Written for general audiences, the report aims to help readers understand long-term climate-related trends observed across the atmosphere, oceans, snow and ice, ecosystems, and public health.
PostedMar 27, 2014
The U.S. Strategic Plan for Federal Research and Monitoring of Ocean Acidification, released on March 27th, will guide research and monitoring investments to improve understanding of ocean acidification, its potential impacts on marine species and ecosystems, and adaptation and mitigation strategies.
PostedFeb 11, 2014
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Navy are teaming up with scientists from the public, private, and academic sectors to design the next generation of models for predicting weather, ocean conditions, and regional climate change.