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Intensity of Harvey’s Devastation Linked to Warming

Intensity of Harvey’s Devastation Linked to Warming

By Alex Kirby Tropical storm Harvey is by any standard off the scale. Some parts of Texas have received in just over a week the rainfall they would normally expect in an entire year, and the storm is described as generating as much rain as would normally be seen only once in more than 1,000 […]

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    Not Even Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Will Be Spared From Sea Level Rise

    Not Even Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Will Be Spared From Sea Level Rise

    By Nika Knight A new report shows that many previous estimates of global sea level rise by 2100 were far too conservative, the Washington Post reported Thursday, and the research comes as new maps and graphics from Climate Central vividly show how disastrous that flooding will be for U.S. cities. The report, Snow, Water, Ice […]

    Earth’s Melting Glaciers Captured in Stunning Before-and-After Images

    Earth’s Melting Glaciers Captured in Stunning Before-and-After Images

    If you don’t agree with 97 percent of climate scientists that climate change is real, you should at least believe your own eyes. The Earth’s rapidly rising temperatures has dramatically transformed our landscapes, as you can see quite clearly in these vivid photos of the world’s melting glaciers. Retreat of the Columbia Glacier, Alaska, USA, […]

    Greenland’s Coastal Glaciers in Terminal Decline

    Greenland’s Coastal Glaciers in Terminal Decline

    By Tim Radford By the century’s end, some of Greenland’s ice will have vanished forever. New research shows that the coastal glaciers and ice caps are melting faster than ever before and may have already reached the point of no return two decades ago. That is because they have passed the stage at which they […]

    Greenland’s Coastal Glaciers Rapidly Withering Away

    Greenland’s Coastal Glaciers Rapidly Withering Away

    Greenland’s icy coastlines are withering away at a rapid pace. With ever rising temperatures in the region, scientists fear the glaciers may never grow back. A team from Ohio State University discovered that about 20 years ago, melting on the island reached a tipping point. In this event, a layer of old snow called the […]

    Sea Ice Falls to Record Lows in Both the Arctic and Antarctic

    Sea Ice Falls to Record Lows in Both the Arctic and Antarctic

    By Roz Pidcock The Arctic and Antarctic have experienced record lows in sea ice extent so far in 2017, according to the latest data from the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). At about this time each year, the Antarctic reaches its lowest extent for the year while the Arctic reaches its highest. […]

    7 Stunning Images Show the Northern Lights’ Winter Magic

    7 Stunning Images Show the Northern Lights’ Winter Magic

    With its Arctic climate and desolate, rocky landscape, icy Greenland isn’t a typical travel destination. That is precisely what drew award-winning explorer and photographer Paul Zizka to camp out on an ice cap and capture one of Greenland’s natural phenomena, the Aurora Borealis, aka Northern Lights. Ilulissat gave us the traditional green welcome tonight. It’s […]

    Greenland Ice May Melt Quicker Than Scientists Thought

    Greenland Ice May Melt Quicker Than Scientists Thought

    Two studies published in Nature Wednesday show seemingly contradictory visions for Greenland’s past and the future of its ice sheet, but actually describe different aspects of the ice. Meltwater on the Greenland ice sheet carved this canyon. Ian Joughin One study finds that Greenland’s ice sheet may have melted almost completely and repeatedly during the […]

    7 Key Scenes in Leonardo DiCaprio’s Climate Film ‘Before the Flood’

    7 Key Scenes in Leonardo DiCaprio’s Climate Film ‘Before the Flood’

    By Leo Hickman Before the Flood, a new feature-length documentary presented and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, is released in cinemas today. The Oscar-winning actor and environmentalist has spent the past three years asking a wide variety of people around the world about climate change. His collection of interviews in the film—ranging from President Obama and […]