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Natural Environment

Weather
 
72 38%
Ocean / Sea
 
63 33%
Fish
 
42 22%
Land
 
34 18%
Plants / Kelp
 
30 16%
Surface Waters / Wetlands
 
30 16%
Invertebrates
 
28 15%
Air
 
19 10%
Birds
 
19 10%
Marine Mammals
 
19 10%
Land Mammals
 
17 9%
Insects
 
15 8%
Microbes
 
15 8%
Arachnids
 
8 4%
Amphibians
 
6 3%
Reptiles
 
5 3%
Fungi
 
4 2%
Groundwater
 
1 <1%

Unusual or Unexpected Event

Extreme Temperature
 
190 100%
Ice / Snow Change
 
54 28%
Death / Die-off / Decline
 
43 23%
Seasonal Timing
 
28 15%
Extreme Precipitation
 
20 11%
Unusual Range / Sighting
 
17 9%
Drought
 
13 7%
Erosion
 
9 5%
Unusual Size / Abundance
 
8 4%
Deformity / Disease / Injury
 
8 4%
Flooding / Draining
 
8 4%
Algal Bloom
 
7 4%
Extreme Wind
 
7 4%
Infestation
 
7 4%
Fire
 
7 4%
Landslide / Avalanche
 
6 3%
Pollution
 
6 3%
Unusual Animal Behavior
 
4 2%
Permafrost Change
 
4 2%
Pathogen
 
3 2%
Sea/Land Level Change
 
2 1%
Earthquake
 
1 <1%
Glacier Change
 
1 <1%
Rain on Snow
 
1 <1%
Storm Surge
 
1 <1%
Thunderstorm
 
1 <1%
Cyclone / Hurricane
 
1 <1%

Impact on Human Environment

Human Health
 
38 20%
Food Security
 
32 17%
Buildings
 
29 15%
Cultural Impact
 
26 14%
Economic Impact
 
26 14%
Sports / Recreation
 
26 14%
Transportation
 
20 11%
Safety
 
16 8%
Fisheries
 
13 7%
Energy
 
12 6%
Water Security
 
11 6%
Agriculture
 
10 5%
Harvest Change
 
8 4%
Aquaculture
 
7 4%
Displacement
 
6 3%
Sanitation
 
6 3%
Forestry
 
3 2%
Air Quality
 
2 1%
Livestock
 
2 1%
Pets
 
2 1%
Burial Site
 
1 <1%
Resilience
 
1 <1%
Water Management
 
1 <1%

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Month

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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Season

SUMMER
 
56
WINTER
 
45
FALL
 
41
SPRING
 
31

Country

United States
 
36
Canada
 
18
Norway
 
10
Iceland
 
8
Russia
 
7
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
 
3
Greenland
 
2
United Kingdom
 
2
Antarctica
 
1
Cape Verde
 
1
Czech Republic
 
1
Finland
 
1
France
 
1
Greece
 
1
Guatemala
 
1
Puerto Rico
 
1
Sweden
 
1