February 23, 2010
PASADENA, Calif. -- 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 at: http://climate.nasa.gov/warmingworld .
More information about NASA and agency programs is online at: http://www.nasa.gov .
The California Institute of Technology in Pasadena manages the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for NASA.
Alan Buis 818-354-0474
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.