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From supercomputers and state-of-the-art models to observations and outlooks, we provide data, tools, and information to help people understand and prepare for climate variability and change.
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From supercomputers and state-of-the-art models to observations and outlooks, we provide data, tools, and information to help people understand and prepare for climate variability and change.
28 times more efficient
Methane is roughly 28 times more efficient at trapping heat in the Earth’s atmosphere compared to carbon dioxide, and current levels of methane in the atmosphere are higher than at any point in the past 2,000 years.
Largest solar energy collector
The ocean is the largest solar energy collector on Earth and can absorb large amounts of heat without big increases in temperature. This ability gives the ocean a central role in stabilizing Earth’s climate system.
3rd warmest year
2017 was the third warmest year since official records began in 1880. It ranked behind only 2016 (warmest) and 2015 (second warmest).
$300 billion in costs
In 2017, the U.S. was impacted by 16 separate billion-dollar disaster events. The cumulative cost of these events exceeded $300 billion in 2017 – a new U.S. annual record.
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About NOAA Climate.gov //
NOAA Climate.gov provides timely and authoritative information about climate. We promote public understanding of climate science and climate-related events through videos, stories, images, and data visualizations; we make common data products and services easy to access and use; and we provide tools and resources that help people make informed decisions about climate risks, vulnerability, and resilience.
About NCEI //
The National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) host and provide access to one of the most significant archives on earth, with comprehensive oceanic, atmospheric, and geophysical data. From the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun and from million-year-old tree rings to near-real-time satellite images, NCEI is the nation’s leading authority for environmental information.