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Don't Worry, The Earth Is Not Locked Into 7 Degrees Of Warming

The internet is abuzz with a new climate study that seemed to deliver a bombshell conclusion: The amount of carbon humans have put into the atmosphere may have already committed the planet three to seven degrees Celsius of global warming.


Our Atmosphere Is Leaking Oxygen And Scientists Don't Know Why

It’s nothing to lose sleep over — really, I promise — but Earth’s atmosphere is leaking oxygen. Atmospheric oxygen levels have dropped by 0.7 per cent over the past 800,000 years, and while scientists aren’t sure why, they’re rather excited about it.


Dramatic Visualisations Show Just How Quickly The Arctic Is Melting

On September 10, the Arctic hit its annual summertime ice minimum. According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, it was the second lowest summertime low since satellite record-keeping began. And as a series of new visualisations show, this trend is not going anywhere.


Tiny Fossils Suggest Antarctica's Largest Ice Sheet Could Collapse

Scanning electron micrograph of diatom-rich sediments from the Southern Ocean. Image: Scherer et al. 2016. At the bottom of the world atop the forbidding Transantarctic Mountains sit the fossilized remains of microscopic, ocean-dwelling diatoms. For thirty years, scientists have argued over how these tiny algae came to rest thousands of feet above the sea. Now, sophisticated ice sheet models offer one of the best explanations yet — and it doesn’t bode well for our future.


Where We Will Grow Food After We Scorch The Earth 

A relatively small number of crops make up a lot of the world’s diet. But, as the world gets hotter, the places that we’re able to grow these crops are moving.


Indonesia's Awful Fire Season Killed Up To 100,000 People

This time last year, tens of thousands of fires were raging across Indonesia’s peat forests, spewing carbon like coal plants and sending smoke halfway around the planet. But those fires weren’t just bad for our atmosphere: They were awful for the people who breathe it.


Trump's Environmental Policy: You're Fired, Earth

Trump never was much for the environment. The man who calls global warming a Chinese hoax and questions the existence of California’s drought has made it clear that he has better things to do than worry about his Florida properties going underwater. But today, we got a little more insight into the environment nightmare that awaits us should this toupeed corndog assume the Oval Office next year. And it’s terrifying.


Polar Bears Are Definitely Screwed

As Arctic sea ice flirts with its lowest levels in recorded history, polar scientists are taking the opportunity to remind us that it isn’t just humans who are screwed because of melting ice caps. Remember polar bears, global warming’s first darling poster child? They’re still around, and they’re not happy with what we’ve done to the planet.


Enjoy A Gloriously Detailed Look At The Arctic Before It Melts Away

A series of beautiful digital terrain maps, created by the US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), are immortalizing something that might soon be lost: the magnificent, ice-carved landscapes of the Arctic.


Americans Told To Expect More Extreme Flood Events In The Future

Extreme, catastrophic flood events like the one that swamped Louisiana last month are becoming more likely because of climate change, according to a hot-off-the-press analysis by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).


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