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The Arctic Circle Just Had Its Earliest Snowmelt Ever

Five hundred kilometres above of the Arctic Circle is America’s northern most snow observatory, typically the last place in the nation to see its snow melt. As of today, its snow has melted, setting a new (and terrible) record.


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!


One Of The Most Convincing Climate Change Visualisations We've Ever Seen

But we had so much snow this winter! But it’s only a couple degrees! But the temperature in my hometown feels fine! We’ve heard it all from climate change deniers. This elegant visualisation ought to scare a few straight.


Because Of Climate Change, Five Pacific Islands Have Vanished

As climate change worsens around the world, its effects are increasingly being observed. One notable effect has been the disappearance of five Solomon Islands in the West Pacific due to rising sea levels.


Extreme Heat Will Make Parts Of The Middle East And Africa Uninhabitable By 2050

New research shows that temperatures are set to skyrocket in parts of the Middle East and Africa, making human habitation next to impossible. In a region that’s home to 500 million people, that could trigger a climate-exodus of epic proportions.


Heroic Scientists Want To Clean Up Cow Farts To Save The Planet

Most of us consider farts to be little more than a mild embarrassment. But cow farts (and burps) are a scourge upon the Earth, releasing heat-trapping methane that wreaks havoc on our climate. Now, heroic scientists want to put an end to global warming-by-flatulence once and for all.


This US Oil Field Is Single-Handedly Raising Global Greenhouse Gas Levels

A single shale oil field in the United States is responsible for a significant upsurge in global atmospheric levels of ethane, a dangerous gas that has been linked to climate change and pollution. It’s yet more evidence that fracking is screwing up our planet.


These Are The Most Serious Catastrophic Threats Faced By Humanity

Oxford’s Global Priorities Project has compiled a list of catastrophes — both natural and self-inflicted — that could kill off 10 per cent or more of the human population. It’s a real buzzkill of a report and it says that any of these catastrophes could happen within the next five years.


Something Strange And Terrible Is Happening To France's Wine Grapes

We’d suggest you sit down and pour yourself a drink before you hear this news — but, honestly, that would probably only make it worse.


This Timelapse Of Californian Bushfires Is Absolutely Apocalyptic

Video: Filmmaker Jeff Frost has documented over two dozen bushfires in California over the past several years. To convey the extent of these blazes, he has put together a timelapse video showing them from a unique — and horrifying — perspective.


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