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In 2017, the oceans were by far the hottest ever recorded

The second-hottest year recorded at Earth’s surface was the hottest in its oceans<p>Among scientists who work on climate change, perhaps the most anticipated information each year is how much the Earth has warmed. That information can only come from the oceans, because almost all heat is stored there. …

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2017 was the hottest year on record without El Niño boost

Data shows the year was also one of the hottest three ever recorded, with scientists warning that the ‘climate tide is rising fast’<p>2017 was the hottest year since global records began that was not given an additional boost by the natural climate cycle El Niño, according to new data. Even without an …

The three-degree world: cities that will be drowned by global warming

The UN is warning that we are now on course for 3C of global warming. This will ultimately redraw the map of the world<p>When UN climate negotiators meet for summit talks this month, there will be a new figure on the table: 3C.<p>Until now, global efforts such as the Paris climate agreement have tried to …

Antarctica's ice-free areas to increase by up to a quarter by 2100, study says

If greenhouse gas emissions aren’t reduced, ice-free areas are expected to surge by as much as 17,000 square kilometres<p>Climate change will cause ice-free areas on Antarctica to increase by up to a quarter by 2100, threatening the diversity of the unique terrestrial plant and animal life that exists …

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More people heading to court to spur action on climate change, study finds

Study by UN and Columbia finds ‘proliferation’ of cases instigated by citizens Lion’s share of court cases are in US but number also growing around the world<p>Governments around the world are increasingly being challenged in court to do more to combat the threat of climate change, with litigation …

World Bank: let climate-threatened Pacific islanders migrate to Australia or NZ

World Bank argues structured migration program would prevent forced migration in future generations<p>Australia and New Zealand should allow open migration for citizens of Pacific nations threatened by climate change, to boost struggling island economies and prevent a later mass forced migration, a …

Prolonged Drought Spurs Elephant Starvation : Image of the Day

For elephants roaming the savanna in Kenya, drought can be a matter of life and death. Prolonged periods with little to no rainfall can cause …

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Himalayas

Floods, droughts, wildfires, windstorms, water contamination and illnesses plague the 1.3 billion people who live in the watersheds directly supplied …

Water

Water streaming across Antarctica surprises, worries scientists

In a unique study spanning the entire continent, scientists have found that water is gushing across Antarctica — more than they ever realized.<p>The …

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Weekly Warm-Up: Visualizing Climate Change

05/15/2016 · by Meghan Modafferi · in Classroom Ideas, Main, This Week in Geographic History. ·<p>Climate change is a difficult subject for adults as well as children to wrap their brains around. Of course, there are political, cultural, and even neurological reasons for that. But there may be a …

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New UN-backed report cites climate change among factors fuelling internal displacement

12 May 2016 – Disasters associated with slow processes of environmental change – drought, sea level rise and desertification – demonstrate again the …

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La Nina May Replace Fading El Nino by Summer Storm Season

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Can Melbourne Lower Its Temperature by 7 Degrees?

The Australian city is using trees and water to fight the urban heat island effect.<p>MELBOURNE, Australia — This city’s strategy to save its urban landscape — and protect itself from the perils of climate change — was borne of patience. Followed by despair. Followed by tragedy.<p>Patience, from waiting …

2014 Was the Warmest Year in the Modern Record : Image of the Day

acquired 2014 download large image (2 MB, TIFF, 6000x3827)<p>The year 2014 was Earth’s warmest in 134 years of records, according to an analysis of …

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Climate Change Threatens Quechua and Their Crops in Peru’s Andes

Some of the “potato guardians” of the five Quechua communities helping to safeguard native varieties in a 9,200-hectare “potato park” in the Sacred …

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