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The Pacific Ocean is entering the hot phase of its temperature cycle, an event that will turbo-charge global warming.
Our annual reports will update the world on the climate’s vital signs.
There is no safe limit to global warming – there is only what people deem to be acceptable damage.
Some areas wouldn’t see immediate effects, and there could be serious consequences.
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Injecting reflective particles into the atmosphere won’t immediately cool the entire planet. A new study shows how parts of the US, China and Europe might still see temperatures rising a decade later.
Pakistani women wade through floodwaters as they take refuge on Sep. 2, 2022.
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Climate change will increase the frequency of both floods and droughts in Pakistan. To address these challenges, enhancing infrastructure, building dams and educating the public are necessary.
Most concerning is the long-term upward trends of CO₂ emissions form burning fossil fuels, which are far from trending towards net-zero by 2050.
Sharks’ teeth carry clues about the oceans they swam in.
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These giant predators are helping solve the mystery of Earth’s cooling shift some 50 million years ago.
Climate models are likely underestimating the true severity of future warming in urban areas.
Some atmospheric pollutants actually help cool the planet, but the sudden shutdown of heavy industry threatened to purge them.
The report by the World Meteorological Organisation shows that with large and rapid emissions cuts, we can still avoid the most severe climate change. But worryingly, we also have time to make it far worse.
Abrupt losses of biodiversity from climate change represent a significant threat to human well-being.
Best-case scenario, how much are we locked into?
Set aside the politics. If by some miracle we turned off carbon emissions immediately, how would the climate respond?
Wildfires devastated large parts of California and the West, which has been suffering from a historic drought.
Thanks to El Niño and climate change, last year broke temperature records – and reduces any importance attached to the global warming ‘hiatus.’
Tennis fans cool off at the Australian Open in Melbourne this week.
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Just as Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451 identified a temperature at which paper self-combusts, the Australian Open has just shown the world that there is a temperature at which tennis players start…