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Drink It While You Can: Climate Crisis Puts 85 Percent of Wine Regions at Risk

Drink It While You Can: Climate Crisis Puts 85 Percent of Wine Regions at Risk

The climate crisis is changing all aspects of human life, from the communities we live in to the air we breathe to the food we eat . Thinking about it is terrifying. It makes me want a glass of wine to soothe my nerves.

But it turns out even wine isn’t safe from the impacts of climate change. In fact, wine grapes are extremely sensitive to changes in weather and temperature. New research...

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Dharna Noor Dharna Noor Jan 16, 2020. 10 comments

Earth: Still Hot

Earth: Still Hot

The clearest indicator of the climate crisis is heat, and Earth is frickin’ hot. In fact, we just wrapped up the hottest decade in recorded human history. The 2010s saw eight of the planet’s 10 hottest years on record. And last year was a particularly hot one.

On Wednesday, scientists with NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released their annual assessment of...

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Yessenia Funes Yessenia Funes Jan 14, 2020. 13 comments

Extreme Heat Is Another Legacy of Segregation

Extreme Heat Is Another Legacy of Segregation

Racism has consequences, especially in an era of climate change.

A new study, published Monday in the journal Climate, has found that most communities with a history of redlining—the government-led practice of discriminating against communities of color by denying them home loans and insurance and labeling their neighborhoods “hazardous” to real estate investors with literal red lines on...

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Yessenia Funes Yessenia Funes Jan 14, 2020. 10 comments

A Hotter Climate Will Kill Americans in Unexpected Ways, Study Finds

A Hotter Climate Will Kill Americans in Unexpected Ways, Study Finds

The world is gonna get a lot warmer. The unusually warm winter weekend that just ended for those of us in the Northeast is a reminder of what that’ll look like. Sure, it was kinda nice to spend some time outside in a t-shirt in January. But a new study has found that warmer days could be more deadly, even in winter.

The study, published in Nature Medicine Monday, examined how the number of...

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Yessenia Funes Yessenia Funes Jan 08, 2020. 13 comments

2019 Was the Second-Hottest Year on Record

2019 Was the Second-Hottest Year on Record

If you lived on Earth last year, you knew it was freaking hot. Now the scientists have confirmed it. In fact, 2019 was the second hottest year on record, according to data the European Copernicus Climate Change Service released Wednesday.

“2019 has been another exceptionally warm year, in fact, the second warmest globally in our dataset with many of the individual months breaking records,”...

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Yessenia Funes Yessenia Funes Jan 03, 2020. 9 comments

Australia Just Went Through Its Hottest Year on Record

Australia Just Went Through Its Hottest Year on Record

Another year, another heat record broken. Australia entered the new year breaking its heat record in 2019. Last year was 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than the historical average since 1910, according to data from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.

The hotter Australia becomes, the more likely it is to catch on fire as heat dries out vegetation and increases the odds...

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Yessenia Funes Yessenia Funes Dec 18, 2019. 16 comments

Australia Just Set a New Heat Record [Updated: Again]

Australia Just Set a New Heat Record [Updated: Again]

There’s heat, and then there’s Australia heat. The country set a new record for its hottest day Tuesday as the average maximum temperature across Australia reached 40.9 degrees Celsius (105.6 degrees Fahrenheit). That’s 0.6 degrees Celsius (1.1 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than the previous record set in January 2013.

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology announced this new record on Twitter...

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Brian Kahn Brian Kahn Dec 03, 2019. 24 comments

Don't Say Nobody Warned Us

Don't Say Nobody Warned Us

The second decade of the 21st century is one marked by scientific breakthroughs and a questionable number of movie reboots . But it will also be remembered as a decade of climate breakdown.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released its annual compendium on the state of the climate, taking a 10-year view of things. And it’s pretty damn depressing stuff, showing we “almost certainly”...

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Yessenia Funes Yessenia Funes Nov 06, 2019. 16 comments

Breaking: Earth Hot

Breaking: Earth Hot

October is a time for pumpkin spice lattes, scarves—and record-breaking heat. Yup, October 2019 was the hottest October ever documented, but c’mon, does that surprise anyone anymore?

The Copernicus Union Climate Change Service managed by the European Union announced these findings Tuesday, noting that this year’s October was 0.69 degrees Celsius warmer than the global average between 1981 and...

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Brian Kahn Brian Kahn Oct 04, 2019. 4 comments

The World Just Had Another Month of Record Heat

The World Just Had Another Month of Record Heat

The summer of shocking global heat has continued into the fall. New data released by the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), the European Union’s climate agency, shows that last month tied for the hottest September on record. This adds to the stunning string of record or near-record heat the world has been dealing with since June and underscores the growing severity of the climate...

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Brian Kahn Brian Kahn Aug 21, 2019. 6 comments

It Could Crack 120 Degrees in Death Valley as Extreme Heat Roasts Much of the U.S.

It Could Crack 120 Degrees in Death Valley as Extreme Heat Roasts Much of the U.S.

Death Valley is no stranger to scorching temperatures, but the heat gripping the park and surrounding area still stands out for its intensity and scope. The park is expected to see temperatures climb as high as 120 degrees Fahrenheit this week thanks to a heat wave that’s toppling records from coast-to-coast.

The U.S. has had one serious, widespread heat wave this summer in addition to...

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Brian Kahn Brian Kahn Aug 15, 2019. 19 comments

A Weather Station Above the Arctic Circle Hit 94.6 Degrees Fahrenheit

A Weather Station Above the Arctic Circle Hit 94.6 Degrees Fahrenheit

Amid the hottest month in recorded history , some records still stand out as absolutely jaw dropping. That’s definitely true of a measurement made in the Arctic this July.

According to data released in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) monthly climate analysis, a weather station in Sweden north of the Arctic Circle hit a stunning 94.6 Fahrenheit (34.8 degrees...

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Brian Kahn Brian Kahn Aug 06, 2019. 5 comments

'Surprise' Ocean Heat Waves Are Becoming More Common

'Surprise' Ocean Heat Waves Are Becoming More Common

There are two flavors of surprise: good and bad. Winning the lottery? Good. Extreme heat waves cooking the oceans with more regularity, ruining fisheries that millions of people rely on? Decidedly bad.

Yet that’s our present predicament, one that’s likely to get worse as the oceans heat up even further. A new study released in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday shows...

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Brian Kahn Brian Kahn Aug 03, 2019. 11 comments

This Satellite Image Shows Everything Wrong With Greenland Right Now

This Satellite Image Shows Everything Wrong With Greenland Right Now

If you could sum up climate change’s impact on the Arctic in one image, you’d be hard pressed to find something better than this satellite view, which shows the meltdown of one of the largest stores of ice on Earth while a wildfire rages in the distance.

Here it is, below, courtesy of satellite image wizard Pierre Markuse and our planet, which is quickly becoming a smoke-filled, waterlogged...

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Brian Kahn Brian Kahn Aug 02, 2019. 9 comments

July 'Equalled, If Not Surpassed' Record for World's Hottest Month

July 'Equalled, If Not Surpassed' Record for World's Hottest Month

Sometimes the headline says it all. This is one of those cases, folks.

We’ve never recorded a hotter month on Earth than the one we just lived through, according to preliminary data kept by the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Program. Heat records feel like they have become routine around the world this summer, but a new record stands out because, well, it’s about the whole world....

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Brian Kahn Brian Kahn Jul 23, 2019. 7 comments

Europe Faces Another Record-Setting Heat Wave This Week

Europe Faces Another Record-Setting Heat Wave This Week
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Fresh off the heels of a record-setting heat wave last month, Europe is about to heat up in a major way again.

Paris and London could set new high-temperature records this week while the forests of Spain and Portugal are once again at risk of exploding in flames. The story is fast becoming the new...

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Brian Kahn Brian Kahn Jul 19, 2019. 16 comments

The Northernmost Settlement on Earth Cracked 70 Degrees For the First Time This Week

The Northernmost Settlement on Earth Cracked 70 Degrees For the First Time This Week

It’s not just the eastern part of the U.S. roasting this week . Much of the planet is on a heat bender, including the northernmost inhabited place on Earth.

Alert, Canada cracked 70 degrees Fahrenheit for the first time ever recorded this week. While it’s not the triple digit heat index values awaiting the U.S. this weekend, it’s in some ways even more astonishing. Alert is just a shade more...

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Brian Kahn Brian Kahn Jul 19, 2019. 13 comments

Satellite Images Show Vast Swaths of the Arctic On Fire

Satellite Images Show Vast Swaths of the Arctic On Fire

Vast stretches of Earth’s northern latitudes are on fire right now. Hot weather has engulfed a huge portion of the Arctic, from Alaska to Greenland to Siberia. That’s helped create conditions ripe for wildfires, including some truly massive ones burning in remote parts of the region that are being seen by satellites.

Pierre Markuse, a satellite imagery processing guru, has documented some of...

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Brian Kahn Brian Kahn Jul 03, 2019. 7 comments

Last Month Was the Hottest June Ever Recorded, European Satellite Data Shows

Last Month Was the Hottest June Ever Recorded, European Satellite Data Shows

The planetary heat bender we’re on just hit a new milestone. Fueled by relentless heat in Europe to end the month, this June was the hottest June ever recorded, according to data analyzed by Europe’s space agency.

The planet was more than 1 degrees Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than the pre-industrial average and Europe was an astounding 3 degrees Celsius (5.4 degrees Fahrenheit)...

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Brian Kahn Brian Kahn Jun 18, 2019. 12 comments

This Striking Climate Change Visualization Is Now Customizable for Any Place on Earth

This Striking Climate Change Visualization Is Now Customizable for Any Place on Earth

When University of Reading climate scientist Ed Hawkins released his warming stripes visualization for the globe last year, people freaked (in a good way). The minimalist graphic stripped out unnecessary clutter and told the story of global warming in blue and red stripes.

On Monday, Hawkins released a new website that allows users to create warming stripes for nearly every country, and even...

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