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And not just broken it, but shattered it, blasting through it like the previous record wasn’t even there.
Winnowing away of the ice, exacerbated by soot blown on to the ice from wildfires, means Greenland's ice sheet is stuck in a feedback loop.
Lowering the cost of clean energy to make it competitive with fossil fuels is the best way to get poor countries to make the switch without sacrificing economic growth, Gates said.
Waterlogged cities might seem like stuff of the post-apocalypse, but that post-apocalypse might come as soon as a single generation.
It’s not just that the ocean is absorbing more heat than at any point over the last 10,000 years, and that its levels are rising. It’s also becoming more acidic. Its very chemical composition is changing. Ecosystems will be reordered, currents altered.
Middle East, Asia
Climate change could leave major cities in a key part of the Middle East, the oil-rich Persian Gulf region, unfit for humans to survive. They'd literally be unlivable.
Part of Antarctica hit a record high of 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit last Tuesday, the hottest ever reported, according to the climate monitor OGIMET.
Switching from conventional gas-burning vehicles to electric ones would have a positive impact on a phenomenon called the urban heat island effect.
The end of the hiatus, whenever it does happen, will be followed by a five-year period of accelerated warming.
The Terra Projects' dwelling could keep scientists on stable ground as ice sheets melt just as coastal cities around the world prone to sea-level rise.
iSnce 1991, the snow-free season has become extended, the soil has become hotter and drier, and there's been a shift from flowering to woody vegetation.