New NASA Web Page Sheds Light on Science of a Warming World

WASHINGTON — Will 2010 be the warmest year on record? How do the
recent U.S. “Snowmageddon” winter storms and record low temperatures
in Europe fit into the bigger picture of long-term global warming?
NASA has launched a new web page to help people better understand the
causes and effects of Earth’s changing climate.

The new “A Warming World” page hosts a series of new articles, videos,
data visualizations, space-based imagery and interactive visuals that
provide unique NASA perspectives on this topic of global importance.

The page includes feature articles that explore the recent Arctic
winter weather that has gripped the United States, Europe and Asia,
and how El Nino and other longer-term ocean-atmosphere phenomena may
affect global temperatures this year and in the future. A new video,
“Piecing Together the Temperature Puzzle,” illustrates how NASA
satellites monitor climate change and help scientists better
understand how our complex planet works.

The new web page is available on NASA’s Global Climate Change Web site

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Source: NASA

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