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Weather and climate disasters cost the U.S. a record $306 billion in 2017

A disastrous hurricane season combined with wildfires and other extreme weather events inflicted a record-setting toll on the U.S. in 2017, with 16 …

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Climate Change in The Arctic Is So Severe, The Chemistry of Its Water Is Changing

Not good.<p>The planet's climate is incredibly complex, and scientists are still discovering the effects and consequences of a warming planet – such as …

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Rumors Of Our Demise: The Science And Economics Of Climate Change

Anthropogenic global warming is being superimposed on a highly variable natural system; it is not obvious how much of the change is natural.<p>Estimates …

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On its hundredth birthday in 1959, Edward Teller warned the oil industry about global warming

Somebody cut the cake – new documents reveal that American oil writ large was warned of global warming at its 100th birthday party.<p>It was a typical November day in New York City. The year: 1959. Robert Dunlop, 50 years old and photographed later as clean-shaven, hair carefully parted, his earnest …

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Scientists warn of 'mini ice age' that could hit Earth and freeze major rivers by 2030

The Earth is approaching a "mini ice age" as the planet's temperature is likely to start dropping in 2021, scientists claim.<p>Amid rising concerns over …

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Louisiana, Sinking Fast, Prepares to Empty Out Its Coastal Plain

Louisiana is finalizing a plan to move thousands of people from areas threatened by the rising Gulf of Mexico, effectively declaring uninhabitable a …

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A team will survey an unexplored stretch of Antarctic ice to provide the best assessment of data collected from the Ice Cloud and land Elevation …

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Globe had 3rd warmest year to date and 5th warmest November on record | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

December 18, 2017 With a warm start to the year and only one month remaining, the globe remains on track to go down as the third warmest year in the …

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Land where 153 million people live may be underwater by 2100

Projections of how high oceans will rise in the future just got an update for the worse.<p>In a paper published this week in the journal Earth’s Future, researchers incorporated the latest knowledge about ways the Antarctic ice sheet could collapse with existing sea-level rise models, and found the …

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NASA tool will help coastal cities plan for rising ocean levels

With rising sea levels being one of the most noticeable results of climate change, being able to locate and pinpoint which glaciers and ice sheets …

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Moody's warns on addressing climate risks

Coastal communities from Maine to California have been put on notice by Moody's (NYSE:MCO): Start preparing for climate change or face downgrades.<p>Six …

We’re Not Even Talking About Some of the Most Devastating Effects of Climate Change

Climate change isn’t just going to sink our cities, obscure our skylines and stars with pollution, melt glaciers and make our oceans more acidic. It …

6 ways climate change and disease helped topple the Roman Empire

Americans have always loved to compare themselves to the ancient Romans. Our political language and ideology are suffused with Latin influences like “capitol,” “forum,” and “senate”; the neoclassical style is our federal architecture; our very model of a constitutional republic is deeply indebted …

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What We’ve Learned About Climate Change Since Hurricane Sandy

<i>This story originally appeared on Mother Jones and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>When hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria recently pounded …

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