Global Warming

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Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

Published: 
Fri, 08/03/2018 - 6:32pm

The world has warmed more than one degree Celsius since the Industrial Revolution. The Paris climate agreement — the nonbinding, unenforceable and already unheeded treaty signed on Earth Day in 2016 — hoped to restrict warming to two degrees. 

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Supreme Court Blocks White House Attempt To Stop Teens’ Climate Suit

Published: 
Wed, 08/01/2018 - 1:14pm

The Supreme Court has shot down the Trump administration’s effort to halt a climate change lawsuit launched by a group of young people that accuses the federal government of exacerbating global warming by promoting fossil fuels — and threatening their futures.

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Climate change has come to your neighborhood, and the sizzle may never subside

Published: 
Fri, 07/20/2018 - 4:44pm

A colleague once observed, many years ago, that California has two seasons.

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Antarctica’s ice is shrinking at an unprecedented rate that could imperil coastal regions worldwide

Published: 
Sun, 06/17/2018 - 7:28pm

The Antarctic ice sheet lost nearly 3 trillion metric tons of ice from 1992 to 2017, and its rate of loss over that time tripled in West Antarctica, according to an international collaboration involving about 80 scientists.

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North Pole surges above freezing in the dead of winter, stunning scientists

Published: 
Wed, 03/14/2018 - 9:02pm

The sun won’t rise at the North Pole until March 20, and it’s normally close to the coldest time of year, but an extraordinary and possibly historic thaw swelled over the tip of the planet this weekend. Analyses show that the temperature warmed to the melting point as an enormous storm pumped an intense pulse of heat through the Greenland Sea.