July 2022 Monthly National Climate Report

The July contiguous U.S. average temperature was 76.42 degress Fahrenheit, 2.81 degress Fahrenheit above the 20th century average. The precipitation total was 2.74 inches, 0.04 inches below average. Source: State of the Climate Report …

June 2022 Monthly National Climate Report

The June contiguous U.S. average temperature was 70.66 degress Fahrenheit, 2.17 degress Fahrenheit above the 20th century average. The precipitation total was 2.33 inches, 0.6 inches below average. Source: State of the Climate Report …

The looming threat for Maine’s iconic potato industry

By Lori Valigra (Bangor Daily News) and Caitlin Looby (Climate Central) with Jen Brady (Climate Central) contributing to data reporting
Maire Lenihan coaxes organic Keuka Gold potatoes into a washing machine at Goranson Farm in Dresden on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Credit: Troy R. Bennett / BDN Maine farmer Ryan Guerrette irrigated his 1,200 acres of potatoes in Caribou more often in the past few years, when more severe rain or drought conditions threatened the state’s premier food crop. Guerrette Farms is in the heart of Aroostook County…

Ellis Island, lighthouses among historic NJ sites flooding as seas rise

By Ayurella Horn-Muller (Climate Central ) and Andrew S. Lewis and Michael Sol Warren (NJ Spotlight News), with television segment by Brenda Flanagan (NJ Spotlight News) Read the Climate Central report, Future Flood Risk: Historic Sites in NJ. The Garden State’s history is starting to wash away. New Jersey as it exists today was built up over hundreds of years from the arrival of Europeans, and thousands of years of Lenape settlement before that. Reminders of the past are scattered everywhere — the…

Still rare in Iowa, electric car powers Des Moines family’s home during blackouts

By Ayurella Horn-Muller (Climate Central) and Amber Alexander (NBC WHO 13 Des Moines) Kerri Johannsen was less than a week from giving birth to her second child when a derecho wielding winds up to 100 mph swept through Iowa. Johannsen’s power went out for four days. “It was hot,” she said. “We were just trying to manage.” The Des Moines household was among 480,000 in Iowa that lost power during the 2020 wind storm. Propelling severe rain and tornadoes through…

February 2022 Regional Analysis

February temperature anomalies relative to their 1910-2000 mean: North America, -0.40 degress Celsius; South America, +0.89 degress Celsius; Europe, +3.10 degress Celsius; Africa, +0.72 degress Celsius; Asia, +2.42 degress Celsius; Oceania, +0.22 degress Celsius; Caribbean Islands, +0.87 degress Celsius; Atlantic MDR, +0.86 degress Celsius; Gulf of Mexico, +0.41 degress Celsius; Hawaiian Region, +0.61 degress Celsius; East N Pacific, +0.69 degress Celsius Source: State of the Climate Report …

Nature-based carbon removal can help protect us from a warming planet

A new study finds that temporary nature-based carbon removal can lower global peak warming levels but only if complemented by ambitious fossil fuel emission reductions. Source: Science Daily – Climate…

Conversion process turns pollution into cash

Engineers have developed a promising electrochemical system to convert emissions from chemical and power plants into useful products while addressing climate change. Source: Science Daily – Climate…

U.S. fires four times larger, three times more frequent since 2000

Fires have gotten larger, more frequent and more widespread across the United States since 2000, according to a new article. The research shows that large fires have not only become more common, they are also spreading into new areas, impacting land that previously did not burn. Source: Science Daily – Climate…