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NAS and Royal Society Scientists Answer All Your Climate Change Questions in New Report

NAS and Royal Society Scientists Answer All Your Climate Change Questions in New Report

Image of penguins on melting ice / Shutterstock A joint report released by the US National Academy of Sciences and The Royal Society warns that not only is man-made global warming real, it will have

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A Darker Arctic is Making the Earth Warm Faster

A Darker Arctic is Making the Earth Warm Faster

A new study from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography reveals a troubling trend in the Arctic: as the planet warms and the ice caps melt, the Earth is losing its ability to reflect heat back into

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New Study Shows Sea Levels Will Rise Two Feet in Just 70 Years

New Study Shows Sea Levels Will Rise Two Feet in Just 70 Years

A new study in the journal Scientific Reports estimates that melting ice will cause sea levels to rise 2 feet within the next 70 years, and a whopping 8 feet by the year 2200. Scientists believe that sea

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Global Warming Will Lead to Hundreds of Millions of Climate Change Refugees

Global Warming Will Lead to Hundreds of Millions of Climate Change Refugees

Photo via Shutterstock After news broke last week that carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have officially passed the 400 parts per million mark, a leading economist and researcher warned that

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New Study of Giant Antarctic Ice Core Sheds Light on Thousands of Years of Climate History

New Study of Giant Antarctic Ice Core Sheds Light on Thousands of Years of Climate History

Antarctica Photo from Shutterstock Published this week in Nature Magazine, a new study by an international group of polar scientists offers the first comprehensive reconstruction of thousands of years

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Scientists Prove that CO2 Emissions Drove Most Recent Ice Age

Scientists Prove that CO2 Emissions Drove Most Recent Ice Age

Iceberg photo from Shutterstock Climate change deniers often sing the frustrating song that carbon dioxide emissions are harmless, but a groundbreaking study by scientists at Harvard, the University of

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Kiribati Considers Moving Entire Population to a $2 Billion Man-Made Island

Kiribati Considers Moving Entire Population to a $2 Billion Man-Made Island

The island nation of Kiribati's highest point is no more than two meters above sea level, which makes it one of the most vulnerable places on Earth to rising water levels. Last week the President of

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Kiribati Island Nation Considers Moving Entire Population to Fiji to Escape Climate Change

Kiribati Island Nation Considers Moving Entire Population to Fiji to Escape Climate Change

The Pacific island nation Kiribati has found itself at the epicenter of the global climate change debate, as it is one of the first places that will be destroyed if sea levels rise as predicted through

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The “Big Kahuna”: Another Giant Piece of Glacier Set to Break Off Rendering Researchers “Speechless”

The “Big Kahuna”: Another Giant Piece of Glacier Set to Break Off Rendering Researchers “Speechless”

Don't believe that climate change is real? This time last year, a piece of ice 4 times the size of Manhattan broke off the Petermann Glacier in Greenland, spurring a congressional hearing on climate

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Studio Lindfors’ Haunting Visual Prediction of Our Flooded Future World

Studio Lindfors’ Haunting Visual Prediction of Our Flooded Future World

The phrases “melting polar ice caps” and “rising water lines” are so ubiquitous now that they’ve almost lost their meaning. It’s all too easy to think “it will

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ECO ART: Polar Bears Floating Down the Thames!

ECO ART: Polar Bears Floating Down the Thames!

Eden TV, a new UK-based natural history TV channel has recently begun broadcasting. To celebrate their launch, the network built a 16-foot-high sculpture of a mother polar bear and her cub stranded on an

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