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2021 Continued Earth’s Warming Trend
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2021 Continued Earth’s Warming Trend

The past eight years have been the warmest in the global record.

Published Jan 14, 2022

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Failed Rainy Seasons Create Food Emergency in Eastern Africa
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Failed Rainy Seasons Create Food Emergency in Eastern Africa

More than 20 million people in Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia now face some of the worst food security risks in 35 years.

Published Jan 7, 2022

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Colorado Faces Winter Urban Firestorm
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Colorado Faces Winter Urban Firestorm

Hurricane-force winds whipped fires across drought-parched grasslands and into suburban neighborhoods.

Published Jan 3, 2022

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La Niña Returns for a Second Winter
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La Niña Returns for a Second Winter

This coupling of the atmosphere and ocean alters atmospheric circulation and jet streams in ways that intensify rainfall in some regions and bring drought to others.

Published Dec 13, 2021

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Land Surface Temperature
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Land Surface Temperature

Land surface temperatures rise and fall with the heat of the Sun, and they represent how hot or cold the surface would feel to touch. These maps show daytime land temperatures as measured from space.

Feb 2000 — Nov 2021

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