The Shum Show: Kirby Gets Cleaned

Let's get to work! The N. B. Palmer deployed 12 floats during its journey across the Southern Ocean! At each station, Greta Shum and Professor Stephen Riser from the University of Washington prepared and cleaned the sensors on the floats. Melvin H. Kreps Middle School in East Windsor New Jersey named one of those floats Kirby through the Adopt-A-

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This is How I Talk About Climate Change On-Air

I have covered climate change since the early 1990s, when I interviewed my first IPCC scientist, and have used every means possible to educate and inform my viewers on the subject. This includes segments on the air as part of my weathercasts, articles written for my station's website (the No. 1 television station website in the entire state of


Winter Warming Trends in the U.S.

By Climate Central Even with a couple of late cold snaps, 2016 will soon be declared the second hottest year on record for the U.S. and the hottest year on record globally. Across most of the continental U.S., winter is the fastest warming season, and is the only season that has seen significant warming in each climate division. While this does no

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There Were a Crazy Number of Record Highs in 2016

2016 will be remembered for many things. One of them will be heat. It was the hottest year on record globally. While the world is still waiting for confirmation of just how high the record was, there’s a lot of data to digest from the U.S. Nearly every square inch of the country was dramatically warmer than normal. The blistering pace of record


The Shum Show: From the Southern Ocean

This special edition of the Shum Show comes to you from the deck of the N.B. Palmer! Greta Shum catches up with Steve Riser about his work investigating climate change and the Southern Ocean. See more on Greta Shum's blog.


Climate Indicators

Learn more about the 10 key indicators of a warming climate


Arctic Sea Ice

Ice has both ecological and economic benefits and its extent could influence weather around the world.


El Niño

El Niño is a warming of waters in the equatorial Pacific that influences global weather patterns.


Ocean Acidification

Acidifying oceans can hurt coral reefs and shellfish as well as the people that rely on them for their livelihoods.


Carbon Dioxide

CO2 is a potent greenhouse gas and plays a vital role in regulating Earth's surface temperature through radiative forcing and the greenhouse effect


Extreme Heat

Increasing frequency and magnitude of extreme heat can affect health, power usage and more.


Snow Cover

A shorter snow season increases the amount of sunlight absorbed by the Earth’s surface and can further warm the planet.


Sea Level Rise

Sea level rise could force millions to leave coastal areas and cost the world trillions of dollars.


Land Ice

Melting land ice contributes to sea level rise.


U.S. Wildfires

Wildfires damage forests and release CO2.


Global Temperature

The global temperature is the clearest measure of how human greenhouse gas emissions are affecting our planet.