By Adam Voiland, NASA’s Earth Observatory Chart courtesy of IFPRI. If you take the long view, our world is much better fed than it used to be. In the 1970s, about one-third of people in developing countries were undernourished; today the number is 13… Read More ›
February 2018 was the sixth warmest February in 138 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York.
For over 30 years NASA has flown instruments in space to precisely measure how Earth absorbs and reflects solar energy, key factors in understanding our climate. Of the four such instruments presently orbiting on different U.S. satellites, the newest was… Read More ›
Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA. Continuing the planet’s long-term warming trend, globally averaged temperatures in 2017 were 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.90 degrees Celsius) warmer than the… Read More ›
From NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies November 2017 was the third warmest November in 137 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York…. Read More ›
A new NASA study provides space-based evidence that Earth’s tropical regions were the cause of the largest annual increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration seen in at least 2,000 years. Scientists suspected the 2015-16 El Nino — one… Read More ›
By Maria-José Viñas, NASA’s Earth Science News Team Arctic sea ice appeared to have reached its yearly lowest extent on Sept. 13, NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado Boulder have… Read More ›