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

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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.

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How NASA tracks carbon emissions from space to better understand — and deal with — climate change

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Mon, 10/16/2017 (All day)

Fires, drought and warmer temperatures were to blame for excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere during the 2015-2016 El Niño, scientists with NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 say.

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Nasa: Earth is warming at a pace 'unprecedented in 1,000 years'

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Wed, 09/07/2016 (All day)

The planet is warming at a pace not experienced within the past 1,000 years, at least, making it “very unlikely” that the world will stay within a crucial temperature limit agreed by nations just last year, according to Nasa’s top climate scientist.

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Scientists Warn of Rising Oceans From Polar Melt

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Tue, 05/13/2014 - 7:43am
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Water

A large section of the mighty West Antarctica ice sheet has begun falling apart and its continued melting now appears to be unstoppable, two groups of scientists reported on Monday.

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Climate Maverick to Quit NASA

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Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:26pm
Category: 
Energy

James E. Hansen, the climate scientist who issued the clearest warning of the 20th century about the dangers of global warming, will retire from NASA this week, giving himself more freedom to pursue political and legal efforts to limit greenhouse gases.