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Climate Change Is Accelerating: ‘Things Are Getting Worse’ – The New York Times

More devastating fires in California. Persistent drought in the Southwest. Record flooding in Europe and Africa. A heat wave, of all things, in Greenland. Climate change and its effects are accelerating, with climate related disasters piling up, season after season….

Climate Change Is Accelerating, Bringing World ‘Dangerously Close’ to Irreversible Change – The New York Times

More devastating fires in California. Persistent drought in the Southwest. Record flooding in Europe and Africa. A heat wave, of all things, in Greenland. Climate change and its effects are accelerating, with climate related disasters piling up, season after season….

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With climate change, Washington may have entered era of more blockbuster snowstorms but less snow overall – Washington Post

A largely deserted Connecticut Avenue around Dupont Circle during the beginning of the Snowzilla storm on Jan. 22, 2016, in Washington. (Craig Hudson for The Washington Post/For The Washington Post) Andrew Freedman Editor focusing on extreme weather, climate change, science…

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)…

Portents of continental-scale fires as the Earth warms

Andrew Glikson Earth and climate scientist Australian National University 15.11.2019 The effects of encroaching deserts and of fire storms on terrestrial forests originally developed under moderate conditions distinct from those emerging under rapid global warming and extreme weather events may…

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…

How global warming, climate change contributing to wildfires, power outages – KGO-TV

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Being in the eye of a California fire-storm is terrifying on its own. But understanding the changing weather forces that are driving that intensity could spark a longer-lasting fear. ABC7 SPECIAL: ‘Fire, Power, Wind: What Now?’…

Whatever happened to fall?

Where did you go, fall? We’re starting to worry about you. We’re weeks into the season of light sweaters, savory soups and various pumpkin spice concoctions, yet there’s nary a hint of the annual cool down. Instead, for many Americans,…

What climate change in the Arctic means for the rest of us – EarthSky

Image via Chase Dekker/shutterstock. By Richard Hodgkins, Loughborough University In the Arctic, a summer of heat, melting and fire was rounded off by news that 2019 saw the second-lowest ever minimum extent of sea ice. That’s the point in early…

What climate change in the Arctic means for the rest of us

Air temperatures in the Arctic are increasing at least twice as fast as the global average. What worries climate scientists about the Arctic summer of 2019? And why does it matter for the rest of the world?