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Heat records are twice as likely as cold records, national climate analysis shows

Over the past 20 years, Americans have been sweating twice as often through record-breaking heat, instead of freezing over record cold as a new Associated Press data analysis shows. The AP examined a total of 424 weather stations The lower 48 states, which had consistent temperature records since 1920, counted how often daily records of hot temperatures were tied or …

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500 million years of climate history were based on plate tectonics

Enlarge / Indonesia's volcano Paluweh lies in a region of colliding tectonic plates – perhaps the formula for the glacial era in geological history. In general, it is easy enough to understand the climate patterns of the past millions of years – the world looked just like today, so changes in greenhouse gas concentration or ocean circulation may play a …

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Youth climate strike: Students around the world leave the class in protest and demand tough action against climate change

From the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle, students mobilized through social media and word of mouth spoke out in protest on Friday to protest what they believe is their governments' crackdown on harsh measures against global warming. The rallies were one of the largest international events in which hundreds of thousands of students from more than …

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Five Things You Should Know for March 15: Attacks in New Zealand, North Korea, Brexit, Climate Protests

At least 49 people were killed in Christchurch after gunmen opened fire on two mosques. Dozens more have been injured, many seriously, and the death toll is expected to increase. Three men and one woman were arrested, a 28-year-old man charged with murder. Witnesses say that the man has run in and opened fire on innocent worshipers. Prime Minister Jacinda …

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Climate change will make a walk through the forest a much rarer event

Some forests in four regions in California, Colorado, the Northern Rockies, and the southwestern part of the United States have "exceeded a critical climate cycle for tree production after fire," the study says. Climatic conditions over the past 20 years have accelerated the shift that would otherwise have gone on for decades or even centuries in large parts of the …

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Climate change: Rain melts Greenland ice sheet even in winter

image copyright Joseph Cook Caption After it rains, the surface darkens, accelerating melting Rain is becoming more common in Greenland, accelerating the melting of its ice, according to a new study. Scientists say they are "surprised" when they discover a rainfall during the long Arctic winter. The huge Greenland ice sheet is being watched closely because it contains a huge …

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Wetland mud is a "secret weapon" against climate change

image copyright University of Wollongong Caption Salt marshes block carbon in the soil Muddy, offshore swamps are "sleeping giants" that could fight climate change, scientists say. A global study has shown that these regions could be aroused by sea-level rise. The sea level is directly related to the amount of carbon that these wetlands store in their soil, the team …

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Climate Change: Californian forest fires can happen every year now

<Precast cars sit on November 9, 2018 in Paradise, north of Sacramento, California, at a California Sacramento, California, last November Wet winters are no longer an indicator of the severity of forest fires in California, according to a new study. Increased temperatures due to global warming and more effective efforts to curb fires mean that more dry wood now needs …

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