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Image courtesy of Zhe Feng, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

The National Virtual Climate Laboratory is Your Guide to Climate Science

Thunderstorms in the American Midwest. Tiny particles in the cloud cover of the Amazon rainforest. Heat waves in Baltimore. What do these very different places have in common? They’re all areas where the Department of Energy Office of Science Biological and Environmental Research (BER) program is supporting climate research. You … [continued]

Photo of flooded Florida streets by Carolyn Fortuna | CleanTechnica.

The National Virtual Climate Laboratory is Your Guide to Climate Science

Thunderstorms in the American Midwest. Tiny particles in the cloud cover of the Amazon rainforest. Heat waves in Baltimore. What do these very different places have in common? They’re all areas where the Department of Energy Office of Science Biological and Environmental Research (BER) program is supporting climate research. You … [continued]

Globally averaged surface air temperature anomalies relative to 1991–2020 for each September from 1940 to 2023. Data: ERA5. Credit: C3S/ECMWF.

Unprecedented Temperature Anomalies in 2023 — Hottest Year On Record

The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts on behalf of the European Commission with funding from the EU, routinely publishes monthly climate bulletins reporting on the changes observed in global surface air temperature, sea ice cover and hydrological variables. All the reported … [continued]

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The Growing Impact of Attribution Science in Climate Science

Attribution science, which is about understanding the role of climate change versus natural weather patterns and climate variability, can help us better understand the connections between extreme weather and climate change, provide new insight into what specific emissions are driving the worst impacts, and help shape climate solutions. Two types … [continued]

NASA: 2022 Was 5th-Warmest Year On Record

2022 effectively tied for Earth’s 5th warmest year since 1880, and the last 9 consecutive years have been the warmest 9 on record. NASA looks back at how heat was expressed in different ways around the world in 2022. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Kathleen Gaeta Editor’s Note: This release was … [continued]