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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.
2016 brings global temperature three-peat
Global surface temperature in 2016 was the warmest since official records began in 1880. It was the third year in a row to set a new heat record, and the fifth time the record has been broken since the start of the 21st century.
Most major hurricanes in a season
In 1950, there were 8 major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher) in the Atlantic basin, the most of any Atlantic season on record between 1851-2010.
2016 was a historic year for billion-dollar disasters in U.S.
In 2016, the U.S. experienced 15 weather and climate events with losses exceeding $1 billion each: drought, wildfire, 4 inland flood events, 8 severe storm events, and a tropical cyclone. Together, these 15 events led to 138 fatalities and caused $46.0 billion in total, direct costs.
Our changing climate
Since the start of the global record in 1880, Earth’s average surface temperature has risen by 1.68°F (0.93°C) through 2016, which is a rate of 1.22°F (0.68°C) per century.
Climbing carbon dioxide
By burning fossil fuels for energy, human activities have increased the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by more than 40% since the Industrial Revolution, causing global warming and making the pH of the ocean more acidic.
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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.