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Study connects marine heat wave with spike in whale entanglements

(University of California – Santa Cruz) Climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of marine heat waves — warm water anomalies that disrupt marine ecosystems — and this is creating new challenges for fisheries management and ocean conservation. A new study shows how the record-breaking marine heat wave of 2014 to 2016 caused changes along the US West Coast that led to an unprecedented spike in the numbers of whales that became entangled in fishing gear.

Children to bear the burden of negative health effects from climate change

(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) The grim effects that climate change will have on pediatric health outcomes was the focus of a ‘Viewpoint’ article published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation by Susan E. Pacheco, MD, an expert at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

These Are the Causes of Global Warming – Green Matters

With 2019 going on record as the second-hottest year to date, global warming continues to be a real threat to our environment, livelihood, and the world as we know it. Six of the hottest years so far in recorded history…

The Climate Crisis Is Now Detectable in Every Single Day of Weather Across The Planet – ScienceAlert

The climate changes we humans have inflicted on the planet are now so deeply embedded, they are showing up in our daily weather. Researchers from Switzerland and Norway now claim to have detected the “fingerprint” of climate change in every…

There Is No Safe Global Warming – Gizmodo

Photo: Getty Safety is something we all crave. It’s human nature. And so perhaps it’s not surprising that we’ve spent the past decade or so outlining what a “safe” level of global warming is. Language reflecting the conception of “safe”…

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SCIENCE: The biggest climate questions for a new decade

The 2010s were almost certainly the hottest decade on record — and it showed. The world burned, melted and flooded. Heat waves smashed temperature records around the globe. Glaciers lost ice at accelerating rates. Sea levels continued to swell.

Climate change: 5 key questions about the impact of global warming in the 2020s – CBS News

Climate change and its impact on lives and livelihoods worldwide will no doubt be one of the biggest issues confronting us in the decade ahead. Here are five key questions and answers about the problem and what can be done…

OU awarded a $4.5 million grant for climate study

(University of Oklahoma) The University of Oklahoma was awarded a $4.5 million grant to apply cutting-edge science, data and tools in preparation for climate extremes such as droughts, floods and heat waves. The funding, which was made possible by a grant from the US Geological Survey, allows the South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center to continue to operate on the OU Norman campus for the next 5 years.

Greta Thunberg named Time's 2019 Person of the Year

Time magazine has named 16-year-old Greta Thunberg its 2019 Person of the Year. She’s the youngest person to be chosen by the magazine. Thunberg stood before members of the United Nations in September during the U.N. Climate Action Summit, telling…