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How climate change is creating more delays and longer flight times across the Atlantic

Flights from London to New York could start to take longer due to climate change, according to Paul Williams, a Professor of Atmospheric Science in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading.<p>He spoke with Business Insider UK about how climate change is affecting the jet stream, …

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Arctic Warming Made Harvey A ‘Killer Storm,' Climate Researcher Says

“What happens in the Arctic doesn't stay in the Arctic,” says Charles H. Greene.<p>Soaring temperatures in the Arctic are causing record ice melt, animals to change ancient patterns, and Greenland to literally burn.<p>But the effects don’t stay in the northernmost latitudes. Melting sea ice and increased …

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We Finally Know Why The Caspian Sea Is Evaporating Off The Face of The Planet

It could disappear.<p>Like a puddle under hot sunshine, the world's largest inland body of water is shrinking in the face of heat – in this case, a …

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Study: Katharine Hayhoe is successfully convincing doubtful evangelicals about climate change

A new study finds that a lecture from evangelical climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe successfully educates evangelical college students, validating the “trusted sources” approach<p>Approximately one-quarter of Americans identify as evangelical Christians, and that group also tends to be more resistant …

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The countries most likely to survive climate change in one infographic

Climate change is real, and it's coming.<p>The leaders of 150 nations, along with thousands of representatives of nearly 200 countries, meet today in …

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How farmers convinced scientists to take climate change seriously

The path of Harvey’s destruction cut through some of the rural communities least likely to believe in human-caused climate change. But not long ago, these very same rural communities contained the most fervent believers of the link between human activity and extreme weather. What …

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Why Alaska's vanishing permafrost worries researchers

Permafrost is losing in the battle against climate change. Even as we attempt to mitigate climate change by reducing fossil fuel use, researchers say …

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How to Communicate the Scientific Consensus on Climate Change

We are pleased to announce a newly published article: “How to Communicate the Scientific Consensus on Climate Change: Plain Facts, Pie Charts or …

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I was a climate scientist at Exxon — here's what it's like to work there

ExxonMobil's deliberate attempts to sow doubt on the reality and urgency of climate change and their donations to front groups to disseminate false information about climate change have been public knowledge for a long time, now.<p>Investigative reports in 2015 revealed that Exxon had its own …

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Is Hurricane Harvey Related to Climate Change? Scientists Have a Better Answer

As Hurricane Harvey approaches Texas, an old argument has again resurfaced about whether climate change is to blame.<p>In the past, scientists have had …

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Normal black asphalt absorbs 80 to 95 percent of sunlight, but painting road surfaces grey reflects the sun's rays, helping to cool urban temperatures.

Credit: LA Street Services/TwitterCan a splash of grey pavement paint help combat global warming?<br>In Los Angeles, where summer temperatures regularly …

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Climate Change Is Making Cities Sick

<i>This story originally appeared on CityLab and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>Urban Canadians are feeling the impact of climate change. …

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Hundreds of US mayors endorse switch to 100% renewable energy by 2035

Leaders from more than 250 cities unanimously back a resolution to reach clean energy goal at the US Conference of Mayors in Miami Beach<p>A bipartisan group of mayors from across the country has unanimously backed an ambitious commitment for US cities to run entirely on renewable sources such as wind …

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Allergies really are getting worse — it's not just you

Every spring, it begins.<p>Not the days in the park or the outdoor happy hours — though those both contribute — but the incessant sneezing, wheezing, itchy eyes, runny noses, and mental fog, all brought on by pollen.<p>Allergies are the worst. And for some reason, it often feels like they hit harder and …

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In a Montana town, a record-breaking 103-degree swing in 24 hours

Loma's weather in January 1972 is a fascinating exemplar of sudden temperature spikes and drops.<p><b>IN MANY PARTS OF THE U.S., IT'S NOT UNCOMMON</b> for a summery afternoon to transform into a below-zero night. But no place has felt a ­greater 24-hour change in the mercury than Loma, Montana. Between …

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This disturbing map reveals how climate change is already affecting your health, based on the state you live in

Climate change is already beginning to wreak havoc upon the planet. In the short term, we're facing more winter storms, miserably hot summers, and a longer allergy season. In the long term, entire coastlines will likely disappear, threatening communities and wildlife.<p>On a more local level, experts …

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A one-degree heat increase caused twice as many deaths in India

Researchers found that deaths caused by heat waves in India more than doubled after the country's temperature increased by nearly one degree …

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American Trees Are Moving West, and No One Knows Why

Climate change explains only 20 percent of the movement.<p>As the consequences of climate change strike across the United States, ecologists have a guiding principle about how they think plants will respond. Cold-adapted plants will survive if they move “up”—that is, as they move further north (away …

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Climate change spells dry times ahead for the West

<i>This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>Picture a snowflake …

New NOAA tool shows how climate change will affect your neighborhood

We’ve all seen the projections: Sea-level rises, hastened by a warming planet, will be nothing short of catastrophic for the world’s coastal …

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We just hit 410 ppm of CO2. Welcome to a whole new world.

This is not normal: We’re on track to witness a climate unseen in 50 million years by mid-century.<p>In pre-industrial times, the concentration of …

Receding glacier causes immense Canadian river to vanish in four days

First ever observed case of ‘river piracy’ saw the Slims river disappear as intense glacier melt suddenly diverted its flow into another watercourse<p>An immense river that flowed from one of Canada’s largest glaciers vanished over the course of four days last year, scientists have reported, in an …

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A powerful new tool reveals how climate change could transform your hometown

The climate is changing. Most people know that it's changing, and a sizeable majority even say they worry about those changes.<p>But at the same time, just 40% of Americans think it's going to harm them personally. And just 33% of Americans say they talk about climate change "even …

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Ice-spraying balloons are the latest climate idea because we are running out of climate ideas

It’s not a good situation<p>The idea of using technology to directly cool Earth’s climate — most often called geoengineering — has always been equal parts bold and crazy. But it’s getting slightly more plausible every day. At an event in Washington, DC today, Harvard professor David Keith announced …

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Siberia permafrost: There are over 7,000 methane-filled bubbles 'ready to explode' in the Arctic

There are over 7,000 gas-filled bubbles in remote parts of Siberia that are set to explode, scientists have discovered. Following extensive field …

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Earth just had its second-warmest February on record

As the saying goes: Another month, another disconcerting report from top U.S. climate agencies.<p>Last month was Earth's second-hottest February on …

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The White House doubts climate change. Here's why the Pentagon does not

WASHINGTON — The contentious debate over climate change is entering a new phase, with skeptics in the Trump administration poised to roll back …

California's Wild Climate Will Only Get More Volatile As Temperatures Rise

Wetter wets and drier dries are ahead.<p>To understand how climate change is creating a world of extremes, look to California, where the reality of severe drought coupled with intense precipitation threatens millions of residents, a rich ecosystem and the dated infrastructure designed to protect …

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