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2020: Year in Climate Change

Record-smashing heatwaves, wildfires, hurricanes, Arctic deterioration and more: This is what climate change looks like. Scientists and advocacy groups warn that unprecedented measures are needed to cut emissions and ensure our warming planet remains habitable—and unfortunately, virus lockdowns haven't bought us much time, no matter how comforting those "nature is healing" memes may have been in the early days of the pandemic.

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2020: Year in Climate Change

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    2020 set to be one of three hottest years on record despite La Niña’s cooling effect, report says

    2020 set to be one of three hottest years on record despite La Niña’s cooling effect, report says

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    CNN - Ivana Kottasová

    CNN — Record wildfires. A deadly hurricane season. Arctic sea ice at its lowest ever. Drought. Floods. Heatwaves. The World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) annual climate report, released on Wednesday, reads like a long list of extreme weather and natural disasters. But it may well be a preview …

    Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon surges to 12-year high

    Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon surges to 12-year high

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    CNN - Shasta Darlington

    Sao Paulo CNN — Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon surged to a 12-year high in the year between August 2019 and July 2020, according to the country’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE). Over that time, 11,088 square kilometers (6,890 square miles) were destroyed – up 9.5% from the …

    U.S. Officially Leaving Paris Climate Agreement

    U.S. Officially Leaving Paris Climate Agreement

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    NPR - Rebecca Hersher

    The United States will formally leave the Paris Agreement on Wednesday, no matter who wins the election. Of the nearly 200 nations that signed the agreement, the U.S. is the only one to walk away from its promises to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. President Trump originally announced his intention …

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