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Why clouds are the key to new troubling projections on warming

Why clouds are the key to new troubling projections on warming

Recent climate models project that a doubling of atmospheric CO2 above pre-industrial levels could cause temperatures to soar far above previous estimates. A warming earth, researchers now say, will lead to a loss of clouds, allowing more solar energy to strike the planet.

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In the Afro-Caribbean heart of Puerto Rico, locals fight erosion

In the Afro-Caribbean heart of Puerto Rico, locals fight erosion

The waves crashed loudly on the collapsed ruins of the Paseo del Atlántico, a walkway that once partially protected residents here from the volatile ocean. Erosion along this northernmost coast of Puerto Rico, nearly 20 miles east of San Juan, precipitated the promenade’s destruction, it finally fell into the Atlantic, exposing the Parcelas Suárez neighborhood to the water’s edge.

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Sea level rise accelerating along US coastline, scientists warn

Sea level rise accelerating along US coastline, scientists warn

The pace of sea level rise accelerated at nearly all measurement stations along the US coastline in 2019, with scientists warning some of the bleakest scenarios for inundation and flooding are steadily becoming more like.

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Scientists listen to whales, walruses and seals in a changing Arctic seascape

Scientists listen to whales, walruses and seals in a changing Arctic seascape

A year-round acoustic study of marine mammals in the northern Bering Sea is providing scientists with a valuable snapshot of an Arctic world already under drastic pressure from climate change.

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Marine Heat Wave Linked to Sharp Increase in Whale Entanglements

Marine Heat Wave Linked to Sharp Increase in Whale Entanglements

An ocean heat wave off the U.S. West Coast from 2014 to 2016 drove humpback whales into a narrow band of cooler water, leading to a dramatic increase in whale entanglements with crab-fishing gear, according to a new study.

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Scientists alarmed to discover warm water at “vital point” beneath Antarctica’s “doomsday glacier”

Scientists alarmed to discover warm water at “vital point” beneath Antarctica’s “doomsday glacier”

Scientists have found for the first time, warm water beneath Antarctica’s “doomsday glacier,” a nickname used because it is one of Antarctica’s fastest melting glaciers.

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Sea level rise to cause major economic impact in the absence of further climate action

Sea level rise to cause major economic impact in the absence of further climate action

Sea level rise is one of the most severe impacts of climate change, with rising waters amplifying coastal floods, threatening coastal communities, infrastructure, and agriculture. The period 2010-2020 was the planet’s hottest decade on record and the long-term trend is upward.

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Conservative States Seek Billions to Brace for Disaster (Just don’t call it climate change.)

Conservative States Seek Billions to Brace for Disaster (Just don’t call it climate change.)

The Trump administration is about to distribute billions of dollars to coastal states mainly in the South to help steel them against natural disasters worsened by climate change.

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‘Kids are taking the streets’: climate activists plan avalanche of events as 2020 election looms

‘Kids are taking the streets’: climate activists plan avalanche of events as 2020 election looms

Organizers in the youth climate movement plan an avalanche of activities beginning next week, determined to make the future of the climate the major issue of the 2020 election.

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