Straddling the equator, the Amazon River Basin occupies more than a third of South America. Rainfall is seasonal, shifting north of the equator in Northern Hemisphere summer and south of the equator in Northern Hemisphere winter. NOAA Climate.gov image, based on NASA Blue Marble collection.

Preliminary Analysis Says Global Warming More to Blame than El Niño for Amazon’s Ongoing Record Drought

2/18/2024 - By REBECCA LINDSEY. The devastating drought in the Amazon River Basin that we wrote about in October has continued into Northern Hemisphere winter, which is the heart of the wet season in the southern part of the basin. The drought is cutting off rural and riverside communities from food supplies, markets for… SEE MORE
A map of the world plotted with some of the most significant climate events that occurred during June 2023. Please see the story below as well as more details in the report summary from NOAA NCEI at http://bit.ly/Global202306offsite link. (Image credit: NOAA/NCEI)

Earth just had its Hottest June on Record

7/28/2023 - By noaa.gov. The world just sweltered through its hottest June in the 174-year global climate record. Additionally, Earth’s ocean surface temperature anomaly — which indicates how much warmer or cooler temperatures are from the long-term average — were the highest ever recorded, according to scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. Here’s… SEE MORE
Projected impact of climate change on agricultural yields by the 2080s.

Weather Channel to Host Its Own Climate Forum with Presidential Candidates

10/23/2019 - By Dino Grandoni. First it was CNN. Then MSNBC. Now even the Weather Channel wants to ask presidential candidates about climate change. The weather news network — better known for tracking hurricanes than following political campaigns — is set to air an hour-long prime-time special of interviews with nine 2020 White House hopefuls focused on how… SEE MORE