EAST COAST SHATTERS TEMPERATURE RECORDS, OFFERING PREVIEW TO A WARMING WORLD...

Thermometers registered record highs across the eastern U.S. in mid-February. The map shows temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit on Feb. 21, 2018, at 1 p.m. EST. Credit: National Weather Service

 

Summer-like temps in February, extreme rainfall, a snow drought. This is happening more often—and in line with what scientists warn to expect with climate change...

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HOW SIX AMERICANS CHANGED THEIR MINDS ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING...

Illustration by LOUISA BERTMAN

The Rev. Richard Cizik used to believe climate change was a myth. The science had to be rigged, he thought; those who believed in it were just tree-huggers. But in 2002, a friend convinced Mr. Cizik to go to a conference about climate change, and there, he said, “the scales came off my eyes...”

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EVERY ONE OF EUROPE’S 571 CITIES IS DESTINED FOR WORSE HEAT WAVES, DROUGHTS, OR FLOODS...

Floods are set to rise in 85% of UK cities that have a river. (Darren Staples/Reuters)

 

A new analysis of climate change across Europe found that under several probable future climate scenarios, European cities will be hit harder by floods, droughts, and heat waves than previously understood...

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COUNTRIES MADE ONLY MODEST CLIMATE-CHANGE PROMISES IN PARIS. THEY’RE FALLING SHORT ANYWAY...

The Eiffel Tower lights up in December 2015 with an advocacy message for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. (Michel Euler/AP)

 

Barely two years ago, after weeks of intense bargaining in Paris, leaders from 195 countries announced a global agreement that once had seemed impossible. For the first time, the nations of the world would band together to reduce humanity’s reliance on fossil fuels in an effort to hold off the most devastating effects of climate change...

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PREDICTION OF RAPID SEA LEVEL RISE WON’T CHANGE GLOBAL CLIMATE TALKS...

Flooding is frequent in the mudflats north of Manila in the Philippines, where the city has expanded due to rising population. Sea level rise threatens many such low-lying areas around the world. Photograph by Geirge Steinmetz, National Geographic Creative

 

A new study predicting 10 feet of sea level rise by the century’s end isn’t supported by the mainstream scientific community...

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SEAS TO RISE ABOUT A METRE EVEN IF CLIMATE GOALS ARE MET-STUDY...

In this 2014 file photo, a road dead ends where rising waters have covered the land at the San Jacinto battlefield along the Houston ship channel in Houston, Texas. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

 

Ice thawing from Greenland to Antarctica will redraw global coastlines, scientists say...

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SCIENTISTS: RHODE ISLAND IS SINKING AND SEA LEVELS CONTINUE TO RISE...

 

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) — The Ocean State is getting closer and closer to the ocean. The state is sinking; albeit slowly, but the impacts are already being seen...

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AN UNFROZEN NORTH: THE WORLD’S PERMAFROST HOLDS VAST STORES OF CARBON. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN IT THAWS?

Thomas Nash

 

Under the current warming trajectory, Schuur and his colleagues estimate, between 5 and 15 percent of the carbon stored in the Far North’s soils is likely to make it into the atmosphere by the start of the 22nd century...

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SOME OF THE WORLD'S BIGGEST LAKES ARE DRYING UP. HERE'S WHY...

LAKE POOPÓ The dry, salt-crusted Bolivian lake bed unfurls into the distance. Boats are stranded; the fish and waterfowl are gone. Fishermen who depended on the lake are moving else - where. It’s a diaspora born of drought. PHOTOGRAPH BY MAURICIO LIMA

 

Warming climates, drought, and overuse are draining crucial water sources, threatening habitats and cultures...

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ACIDIFICATION COULD LEAVE OCEANS ‘UNINHABITABLE’ FOR COLD-WATER CORALS...

Plumose anemones and velvet swimmer crab, River Forth, Scotland, 2005. Credit: GK underwater/Alamy Stock Photo.

 

The world’s oceans could become “uninhabitable” for cold-water corals by the end of the century as a result of ocean acidification, research suggests...

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2018 SKS WEEKLY CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING DIGEST #7...

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We’re witnessing the fastest decline in Arctic sea ice in at least 1,500 years...

The sudden, scary ice melt in the Arctic, in three charts.

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WE’RE WITNESSING THE FASTEST DECLINE IN ARCTIC SEA ICE IN AT LEAST 1,500 YEARS...

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The sudden, scary ice melt in the Arctic, in three charts...

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SEA LEVEL RISE IS ACCELERATING: 4 INCHES PER DECADE (OR MORE) BY 2100...

Rising sea levels increase the risk of storm surge flooding in coastal cities like Charleston, South Carolina, shown here after Hurricane Matthew. Credit: Brian Blanco/Getty Images

 

Satellite data confirm what computer models have warned for years: Oceans are rising faster as the planet warms, and coastal communities face increasing flood risk...

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ALASKA'S BERING SEA LOST A THIRD OF ITS ICE IN JUST 8 DAYS...

The Bering Sea is a volatile place, with powerful storms and changing sea ice. Here, a ship plows through the ice toward Nome, Alaska, in January 2012. Credit: U.S. Coast Guard/Getty Images

 

Globally, sea ice is at record lows as the polar regions warm faster than the rest of the planet. Along the Alaska coast, it's affecting people's lives...

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TRUMP’S TOP SPY JUST CONTRADICTED THE WHITE HOUSE’S LINE ON CLIMATE CHANGE...

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on February 13 Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

 

The director of national intelligence warned Congress that climate change could cause “upheaval” this year...

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