Environmental Science and Climate Change

Climate change, environmental conservation, and studies on the impact of human activities on the planet.

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Why Do We Have Warm Days in Winter but no Freezing Days in Summer?

This asymmetry in seasonal temperature variability is due to the interplay of solar radiation, Earth's surface characteristics, and atmospheric dynamics, including the moderating influence of large bodies of water and the behavior of atmospheric currents like the jet stream.

What Was the Hottest Year on Record?

2023 was by many accounts the hottest year on record. Learn more about the environmental and societal effects of rising global temperatures, including extreme weather events and their implications on ecosystems and human health.