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The 1.5℃ global warming limit is not impossible – but without political action it soon will be

Humanity can still limit global warming to 1.5°C this century. But political action will determine whether it actually does. Conflating the two questions amounts to dangerous, misplaced punditry.
The bulloak jewel (Hypochrysops piceatus) Michael Braby

Next time you see a butterfly, treasure the memory: scientists raise alarm on these 26 species

There's still a very good chance of recovery for most of these species, but only with new targeted conservation effort.
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Satellites reveal ocean currents are getting stronger, with potentially significant implications for climate change

Our team discovered clear changes in the distribution and strength of ocean eddies. These changes have never been detected before.
As this reconstructed village shows, Vikings made it as far as Newfoundland during the Medieval warm period. Wikimedia/Dylan Kereluk

Climate explained: what was the Medieval warm period?

During the European Middle Ages, parts of the world experienced warming similar to that between 1960 to 1990. But the rising temperatures we're observing now are global and exceed the past record.
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Attack of the alien invaders: pest plants and animals leave a frightening $1.7 trillion bill

Invasive species have been invading foreign territories for centuries. By quantifying the mammoth economic impacts, we hope political leaders will start to take notice.