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Sea Levels Are Already Rising. What's Next?
Climate change is battering coasts with storms and floods, but we still haven’t grappled with the risks of what’s to come.
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Syria To Join Paris Climate Pact, Leaving U.S. Isolated
Despite a pending withdrawal, U.S. states, nonprofits, and businesses have declared allegiance to the agreement's emissions-limiting goals.
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Fight Climate Change By Suing Polluters, Says Scientist
Prominent climate scientist James Hansen has a message for world leaders gathering in Germany for the United Nations conference on global warming.
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Game Of Thrones Star Sounds The Alarm On Climate Change
Actor and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Nikolaj Coster-Waldau reports from the frontlines of global warming in Greenland and the Maldives.
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Warming Oceans May Make ‘Nemo’ Harder To Find
Heat bleaches sea anemones, too, causing the iconic clownfish to stop laying eggs. Here’s how.
About The Big Thaw

Scientists who assess the planet's health see indisputable evidence that Earth has been getting warmer, in some cases rapidly. Most believe that human activity, in particular the burning of fossil fuels and the resulting buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, have influenced this warming trend. In the past decade scientists have documented record-high average annual surface temperatures and have been observing other signs of change all over the planet: in the distribution of ice, and in the salinity, levels, and temperatures of the oceans.

 

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