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Trump Cancels Trip to Denmark After PM Says Greenland Not for Sale

Trump Cancels Trip to Denmark After PM Says Greenland Not for Sale

Denmark isn’t interested in selling Greenland to the U.S., so now President Trump doesn’t want to visit. Trump was scheduled to visit the country Sept. 2 and 3 on the invitation of Queen Margrethe II, The New York Times reported. But he announced the trip was off via Twitter Tuesday after Danish Prime Minister Mette […]

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    12 Summer Escapes: Books on Earth’s Climate and Beyond

    12 Summer Escapes: Books on Earth’s Climate and Beyond

    By Michael Svoboda August is prime time for escape reading. But that designation need not be limited to fiction; books written for the general reader on topics outside one’s area of expertise can also provide passage to exciting new places. This month’s bookshelf includes nine non-fiction titles, two novels and one collection of short stories. […]

    Second Major Heat Wave This Summer Smashes Records Across Europe

    Second Major Heat Wave This Summer Smashes Records Across Europe

    Europe’s second extreme heat wave of the summer has lived up to predictions, smashing records across the continent. Paris recorded its all-time highest temperature of 42.6 degrees Celsius, BBC News reported. Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands all endured record highs on Wednesday only to see them broken again on Thursday, AccuWeather reported. Thursday’s all-time highs […]

    Greenland Is Melting 6 Times Faster Than in the 1980s

    Greenland Is Melting 6 Times Faster Than in the 1980s

    Greenland is melting six times faster than it was in the 1980s, which is even faster than scientists thought, CNN reported Tuesday. The new figure is part of a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that reconstructed the mass balance of Greenland over the past 46 years, comparing ice […]

    Rain Is Melting Greenland’s Ice, Even in Winter

    Rain Is Melting Greenland’s Ice, Even in Winter

    Greenland is getting rainier, even in winter, a new study has found, and that has major implications for sea level rise. The Greenland ice sheet loses about 270 billion tons of ice each year to climate change, raising global sea levels by 7.5 millimeters (approximately 0.3 inches) between 1992 and 2011, Science Magazine explained. About […]

    Winter Weather Doesn’t Disprove Global Warming

    Winter Weather Doesn’t Disprove Global Warming

    Weather and climate aren’t the same. It’s one thing for people who spend little or no time learning about global warming to confuse the two, but when those we elect to represent us don’t know the difference, we’re in trouble. For a U.S. president to tweet about what he referred to as “Global Waming” because […]