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Takeaways Earth Will Continue to Warm and the Effects Will Be Profound Global climate change is not a future problem.…

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Drought Makes its Home on the Range

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Droughts are becoming more frequent, severe, and pervasive due to climate change. Ranchers in the Western U.S. are now using…

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Forrest Melton, NASA project scientist for OpenET, adjusts a scientific instrument in a California vineyard.

Tracking Water in the Face of Drought

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Climate change can contribute to increased drought in the western United States. A new web-based platform helps farmers, ranchers, and…

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Flooding in the Tilff district of Esneux, a municipality of Wallonia located in the Ourthe Valley in the province of Liege, Belgium, July 16, 2021. Extreme flooding in several European countries in July 2021 resulted in hundreds of fatalities and billions of dollars in property damage. Credit: Régine Fabri, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Extreme Makeover: Human Activities Are Making Some Extreme Events More Frequent or Intense

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In Brief: It’s not your imagination: Certain extreme events, like heat waves, are happening more often and becoming more intense.…

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Can Climate Affect Earthquakes, Or Are the Connections Shaky?

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Earthquakes have been on the minds of millions of Californians lately. Do they have any connections to climate? A NASA…

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A Drier Future Sets the Stage for More Wildfires

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As Earth's climate gets hotter, wet areas are likely to become wetter and dry areas drier. Dry areas, like the…

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