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July 2016 Was The Hottest Month Ever Recorded

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Fri, 08/19/2016 (All day)

If July felt horrendously hot, that’s because it was.

NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ― two leading global authorities on climate ― both say July 2016 was not only the hottest July on record, but the most sizzling month in the history of record-keeping.

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The Storm That Will Unfreeze the North Pole

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Wed, 12/30/2015 (All day)

The sun has not risen above the North Pole since mid-September. The sea ice—flat, landlike, windswept, and stretching as far as the eye can see—has been bathed in darkness for months.

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This Interactive Map Shows How Global Warming Is Changing Our World

Published: 
Fri, 12/04/2015 (All day)

With just seven days until the close of the Paris climate talks, the clock is ticking on negotiators tasked with drafting a plan to slow global warming. Scientists warn that if something drastic isn’t done to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Earth could see a devastating transformation as a result, with water from melting ice caps flooding major cities around the world, for instance, or devastating crop losses.

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Greenland Is Melting Away

Published: 
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.