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Will Nature Put an End to the Global Warming Debate?

A scan of the past week’s climate news suggests this may be the case.

Antarctic ice loss

Latest Research Reveals Troubling Signs of Antarctica Ice Loss, Ocean Warming and Climate Warming Effects at World Heritage Sites

Antarctica’s ice sheets are losing mass more than six-times faster than previously believed and ocean temperatures are rising as much as 40-times faster than the latest U.N. IPCC report estimates. One in four UNESCO natural World Heritage sites are “highly threatened” as a result of climate warming, according to recent research.

The 2018 Camp Fire in Northern California: another record-breaker and evidence of the impact of climate change on wildfire

The Science Is In: Climate Change Is Increasing Wildfires

President Trump’s uninformed comments notwithstanding, the science is clear: climate change causes an increase in the number and intensity of wildfires.

Carbon Tracker Uses Satellite Imagery, Machine Learning to Measure, Analyze Coal Power Plant Utilization Worldwide

Ninety-one and 92% accurate when applied to US and EU power plants, Carbon Tracker turned its sights on China’s coal power plants.

permafrost

New Research More than Doubles Rate of Abrupt Thawing of Arctic Permafrost Beneath Thermokarst Lakes

The warming climate may cause the release of a massive, unanticipated burst of methane and carbon dioxide long-locked up in permafrost beneath Arctic lakes by the middle of this century, according to a new study from NASA. Permafrost has been thawing more rapidly as a result of the warming climate and mean annual temperatures have been rising more rapidly in…

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The human fingerprint of freshwater decline

Human Fingerprint Evident in Below Trend Freshwater Availability

The trend in freshwater availability in mid-latitudes worldwide appears below trend due in large part to climate change and unsustainable groundwater depletion, according to a first-of-its-kind study.

Global Ocean Temperature Reaches Another Record High

2017’s new record high continues a rising trend — the last five years have been the five highest in ocean temperatures.