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ExxonMobil Shareholders Vote To Ignore Climate Change Completely

If you try to imagine the most pathetic gathering of humans ever, it would probably look a lot like this group of people who have amassed their fortunes by stripping the Earth of its fossil fuels and are desperately trying to squeeze the last gasp of relevance out of a backwards-thinking, planet-strangling industry.


Reminder: Things Have Gotten Much Worse Since An Inconvenient Truth

In 2006, Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth spread the idea of human-caused climate change far and wide in what is now considered a watershed moment for the science. But today, on the ten-year anniversary of the film’s release, we’ve made little progress toward addressing the grave planetary concerns Gore raised. In fact, by practically every metric, things have gotten much worse.


Swarms Of Octopus Are Taking Over The Oceans

Something strange is happening to the oceans. As coral reefs wither and fisheries collapse, octopuses are multiplying like mad. As soon as they perceive weakness, they will amass an army and invade the land, too.


India Experienced Its Hottest Ever Recorded Temperature Of 51C

India is currently in the grips of severe heat wave and relentless drought, which shows little sign of abating. On Thursday, the country struggled through its hottest ever recorded day, with temperatures hitting 51C.


Could La Niña Break Our Global Hot Streak?

This is the hottest month on record. No, this is the hottest month on record. No, THIS is the hottest month on record!


La Niña Is Kicking El Niño's Arse

Move over, El Niño. You may be the strongest such climate pattern humans have ever recorded, and you may have given California crabs this week, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration can see right through you, and you’re losing ground.


It's Time To Adapt To Megafires

Earlier this month, a devastating wildfire swept through the Canadian city of Fort McMurray, prompting more than 88,000 residents to evacuate. As the out-of-control blaze continues to swell in size, a bigger picture is starting to emerge: major fires like this are the future, and we’d better get used to it.


The Biggest Source Of Air Pollution In Your Area May Surprise You

The largest source of deadly air pollution in many parts of the world isn’t cars or power plants — it’s farms. That’s the unsettling conclusion of a study conducted by researchers at Columbia University, who found that agricultural nitrogen emissions are a major contributor to fine particulate matter, tiny particles that cause heart disease and respiratory problems.


Dumping A Bunch Of Iron In The Ocean Won't Fix Our Climate

Geoengineering, or hacking Earth’s climate system to cool the planet, is a controversial field that promises to either save our collective asses or bring on the apocalypse. Now, scientists have discovered a major problem with one popular geoengineering scheme that entails dumping a bunch of iron into the ocean to soak up carbon dioxide. Basically, the plan is not supported by the geologic record.


El Niño Gives California Crabs

This year’s monster El Niño is truly a monster — it’s been blamed for killing coral reefs. Add another die-off to the list: Southern California beaches are blanketed in hundreds of thousands of tiny crabs. So many that it’s turning the beaches red.


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