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Heat and Fire Scorches Siberia

Map of Sineria temperature anomaly

Fires are raging in eastern Siberia in the midst of an unusually long-lived heat wave.

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Simulations Probe Sun's Effects on Climate

Image of solar flare

A series of model studies analyzed the effect of the solar cycle and varying solar conditions at all wavelengths.

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A Fiery Month in Zulia

Satellite photo of Lake Maracaibo area

After dry weather parched the soil and vegetation, large fires burned in the northwestern Venezuela state.

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NASA Simulations Explore Habitability of Nearest Exoplanet

Artist's concept of the exoplanet Proxima Centauri b

Powered by the Discover supercomputer, climate simulations incorporated a dynamic ocean to explore the habitability of Proxima Centauri b.

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A Focus on Food Can Help Solve Climate Change

Satellite photo of farmland

Taking a global food system approach to climate change research -- production, supply chains, and consumption -- is a key step in both adapting to and mitigating climate change.

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How Earth Climate Models Help Picture Life on Unimaginable Worlds

Artist's rendering of an exoplanet

Scientists are finding that models developed to study Earth's climate can be used to determine whether exoplanets can support life.

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Growth of a Summer Storm

Satellite photo of Australian storm cloud

Afternoon thunderstorms are a typical phenomenon during summer in Western Australia.

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NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal 2019 Second Warmest Year on Record

Sample global map of climate model temperature data

According to independent analyses, Earth's global surface temperature in 2019 was the second warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880.

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Study Confirms Climate Models are Getting Future Warming Right

Sample global map of climate model temperature data

A new evaluation of global climate models used to project Earth's future global average surface temperature finds that most have been quite accurate.

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