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US Senate Agrees Climate Change Is Real, 98 Votes To 1

The US Senate has voted overwhelmingly in agreement that climate change is real, with a staggering 98 votes to 1. All that remains is for them to agree on the cause.



2014 Was The Hottest Year In Earth's Recorded History 

It’s official: 2014 is the hottest year since we humans started recording temperatures on Earth, according to two independent analyses by NASA and NOAA. Last year’s global temperatures broke record a record set in 2010 and, before that, in 2005. We are on a steady march towards a warmer Earth.


You Can Trace A Typhoon Through Changes In Ocean Life

You’re looking at a selection of marine life, from shrimp to jellies. But what’s special about these little blighters is that they reveal the presence of a typhoon in their past.


The Coldest Ground-Level Temp Ever Recorded On Earth Was -89.2C

It looks like winter has already arrived for much of the US, but at least it’s not -89.2C. That’s the coldest temperature ever recorded by humans at ground level on this planet.


Climate Change Could Mean A Lot More Lightning Strikes 

Add lightning to the list of dangers climate change will likely magnify. A new study projects that a warmer climate could mean 50 per cent more lightning strikes in the US in the coming decades.


Don't Panic: The Ozone Hole's Holding Steady

Despite research suggesting that the ozone layer is still being chewed apart, NASA’s most recent study of the Antarctic ozone hole reveals it isn’t getting any larger.


Earth Has Been Getting Warmer Way Faster Than We Thought

We know that the planet is getting warmer — but it turns out that it’s happening faster than we thought. Turns out scientists have been underestimating warming increases because of inaccurate temperature recordings taken in the southern oceans.


Atmospheric CO2 Increases Have Hit A 30-Year High

Don’t panic (you should panic), but the rate at which the levels of CO2 in the atmosphere are rising just hit a 30-year high. If rates don’t slow down, we’ll soon breach the levels that experts claim are safe.


There Are Huge Plumes Of Methane Leaking From The Atlantic Floor

Methane can come from all kinds of places. But now a team of researchers has discovered over 500 bubbling methane vents just off the east coast of the US that are releasing the gas too.