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Greenland Is Melting Away

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Thu, 10/29/2015 (All day)

The midnight sun still gleamed at 1 a.m. across the brilliant expanse of the Greenland ice sheet. Brandon Overstreet, a doctoral candidate in hydrology at the University of Wyoming, picked his way across the frozen landscape, clipped his climbing harness to an anchor in the ice and crept toward the edge of a river that rushed downstream toward an enormous sinkhole.

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The Sunniest Climate-Change Story You Ever Read

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Thu, 09/10/2015 (All day)

Here on planet Earth, things could be going better. The rise in atmospheric temperatures from greenhouse gases poses the most dire threat to humanity, measured on a scale of potential suffering, since Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany launched near-simultaneous wars of conquest. And the problem has turned out to be much harder to solve.

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While You Were on Vacation, a Chunk of Ice the Size of an Asteroid Fell Into the Ocean

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Wed, 08/26/2015 (All day)

Imagine Manhattan buried under a thousand feet of ice. That’s how much of Greenland’s Jakobshavn Glacier fell into the Arctic Ocean last week, becoming a 7.8-square-mile iceberg.

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The 97 Percent Scientific Consensus on Climate Change Is Wrong—It’s Even Higher

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Fri, 07/10/2015 (All day)

In May, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver attempted to visually demonstrate what a true debate on climate change should look like. Instead of bringing out one expert on either side of the issue, Oliver brought on set 97 scientists who support evidence that humans are causing global warming to argue with three climate skeptics—“a statistically representative climate change debate,” he said.

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World is on a collision course with fossil fuels, Gov. Jerry Brown says

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Thu, 07/09/2015 (All day)

After two days of rubbing shoulders with an international collection of politicians, Gov. Jerry Brown emerged from a climate-change conference here with new partnerships in the fight against global warming.