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Arctic Ocean November 2019

On November 16, 2019, there was little sea ice between Greenland and Svalbard. For reference, the image below has been added, showing coastlines for the same area. The image on the right shows that the average air temperature (2 m)…

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5 things to know about fighting climate change by planting trees – Science News

The idea seemed so catchy, simple and can-do. There’s room to plant enough trees, albeit many, many, many trees, to counter a big chunk of the planet-warming carbon spewed by human activities. A more realistic look at that feel-good estimate,…

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How giant kelp may respond to climate change

Like someone from Minnesota being dropped into an Arizona heat wave, giant kelp living in cooler, high-latitude waters were more vulnerable to excessive heat than kelp already living in warmer, Southern California waters, according to a study of Chilean and Californian kelp.

One of the world’s thickest mountain glaciers is melting due to global warming – USA TODAY

One of the world’s thickest mountain glaciers is finally succumbing to global warming, a new analysis reports. The Taku Glacier, located north of Juneau, Alaska, has started to retreat as temperatures rise, said Mauri Pelto, a glaciologist at Nichols College…

One of the world’s thickest mountain glaciers is melting because of global warming – USA TODAY

One of the world’s thickest mountain glaciers is finally succumbing to global warming, a new analysis reports. The Taku Glacier north of Juneau, Alaska, has started to retreat as temperatures rise, said Mauri Pelto, a glaciologist at Nichols College in…

A record CO2 rise rate since the KT dinosaur extinction 66 million years ago

By Andrew GliksonEarth and climate scientistAustralian National University As the concentration of atmospheric CO₂ has risen to 408 ppm and the total greenhouse gas level, including methane and nitrous oxide, combine to near 500 parts per million CO₂-equivalent, the stability…