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May 18, 2020. 5 comments

The Arctic Is Unraveling as a Massive Heat Wave Grips the Region

The Arctic Is Unraveling as a Massive Heat Wave Grips the Region

It wouldn’t be spring in the climate change era without a massive heat wave in the Arctic.

Freakishly warm air has billowed up from Siberia over the Arctic Ocean and parts of Greenland, and the heat will only intensify in the coming days. The warmth is helping to spread widespread wildfires and to kickstart ice melt season early, both ominous signs of what summer could hold.

The Arctic has been...

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Apr 22, 2020. 7 comments

Miami Is Experiencing Its Hottest April Ever

Miami Is Experiencing Its Hottest April Ever

South Florida is dealing with a record-breaking heat wave. It’s only April, but temperatures have been rivaling those more typical of summer.

On Monday, Miami reached a high of 97 degrees Fahrenheit—an all-time high April reading for the region. The city had never before reached that level of heat prior to May 28.

“If we take the average temperature during the first three weeks of April, it...

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Mar 03, 2020. 17 comments

Moscow Didn't Get a Winter This Year

Moscow Didn't Get a Winter This Year

Russia holds a place in our cultural imagination as being

cold as balls . But with climate change, past results don’t guarantee future performance. Or even present performance for that matter.

Moscow just had its first winter in recorded history with average temperatures above freezing, running a blistering 6.3 degrees Celsius (11.3 degrees Fahrenheit) above average. The heat wasn’t isolated...

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Feb 05, 2020. 4 comments

Climate Change Is Making It Harder for Polar Bears to Raise Babies

Climate Change Is Making It Harder for Polar Bears to Raise Babies

Polar bears are basically mascots of the environmental movement owing to the risks the climate crisis poses to them. And y’all, they’re doing really, really badly!

In a new study published in Ecological Applications, researchers looked into all the ways polar bears are struggling to grow and reproduce because a massive decline in the sea ice habitat they need to survive. The study focused on...

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Feb 04, 2020. 12 comments

Scientists Make First-Ever Observation of Warm Water Undercutting Antarctica's 'Doomsday Glacier'

Scientists Make First-Ever Observation of Warm Water Undercutting Antarctica's 'Doomsday Glacier'

The climate crisis is

causing ice in Antarctica to melt faster than at any other time in recorded history. And scientists just found another troubling sign for Antarctic ice. Record warm water is surging under an Antarctica glacier that’s fate is intertwined with the millions of people who live along the coast. Needless to say, the results could be catastrophic.

The massive Thwaites Glacier...

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Jan 28, 2020. 9 comments

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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