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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.

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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.

Coastal cities face challenging times in a climate-changed world

What Does the Future Hold for America’s Coastal Cities?

Scientists have observed a rapidly-growing atmospheric carbon presence. Whatever your views on the cause of this phenomenon, the trend is confirmed and supported throughout the scientific community. And with increasing levels of atmospheric carbon, and the subsequent UV heat-trapping, global temperatures continue to rise. With warming atmospheric temperatures, ocean levels will also gradually increase, heralding a plethora of future problems…

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Our responsibility for teaching students about climate change

Should Schools Be Accountable for Educating Students About Climate Change?

All over the country this year, students are missing school because of the weather. Houston, Texas, schools closed for Hurricane Harvey. Other schools in California are closed now because of their proximity to wildfires. Most students in either middle or high school take science classes that address our physical environment. The question many schools are now facing is: Should teachers…

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