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Some Good News on Coral Reefs for a Change

A global coral bleaching event that’s been killing reefs around the world since early 2015 finally appears to be ending, according to a report just released by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. That said, reefs aren’t out of hot water yet. Read More >>

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Ethiopian Coffee Is Screwed Unless We Do Something About It

Climate change might not feel that important if you’re living far away from a coastline. But that doesn’t mean your life won’t change. Lots of the items people love will likely be influenced by the changing climate in some way, and the popular Ethiopian coffee is a prime example. Read More >>

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Why There’s Still Hope for the World’s Coral Reefs

Last week was a sad one for the planet, but buried beneath headlines of the history’s largest carbon polluter telling everyone else to piss off, a team of researchers issued a more hopeful message: Coral reefs, a poster child for impacts of climate change, may not be as doomed as we think. Read More >>

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Dozens of US Cities and States Are Initiating Rogue One, Planning to Independently Rejoin the Paris Agreement 

Former New York City major, Michael Bloomberg, is coordinating an effort among 30 mayors, three governors, 80 university presidents and over 100 businesses to independently align with the Paris Agreement’s goal of curbing US carbon emissions, the New York Times reported Friday. Additionally, 83 mayors have signed the Climate Mayors Agreement, similarly with the goal of independently reducing carbon emissions. Read More >>

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This Unsettling Short Film Showing a Drowning New York City Seems a Lot More Plausible Now

Before yesterday, Claire&Max’s latest short film—which shows what New York City would look like if climate change continued, unabated, and sea levels rose high enough to flood it—was already unsettling. But with the US officially abdicating the Paris Agreement, this is now looks like a peek at a future that seems more and more likely. Read More >>

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Tech Companies Think President Trump’s Withdrawal From the Paris Accord is Completely Stupid

President Donald Trump stood up in front of the world yesterday and withdrew the United States from the Paris Accord, a global agreement to combat climate change. The agreement had nearly universal support, but Trump said withdrawing is good for American business. But American business leaders disagree. Read More >>

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Tim Cook Sends Memo to Apple Staff Condemning Departure From Paris Agreement

Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg and other tech leaders are speaking out against President Trump’s decision today to yank the US out of the Paris climate agreement in which 177 nations pledged to reduce their carbon emissions. Cook addressed employees in an internal email, while other CEOs made their comments on social media. Read More >>

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Vatican Compares Trump to Flat Earthers Over Climate Change

After widespread media reports that President Trump plans to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement, an international commitment between 147 nations to reduce carbon emissions, a Vatican official has said that Trump’s insistence on propping up coal while removing environmental regulations is akin to being a flat earth truther. Read More >>

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Hundreds of Giant Seafloor Craters Produced By Explosive Methane Farts

Researchers working in the Barents Sea have discovered hundreds of craters on the Arctic Sea floor, some measuring over a kilometre in width. These craters, which date back to the end of the last Ice Age, were formed when large reserves of methane exploded in the wake of retreating ice sheets. Because methane is a potent greenhouse gas, this discovery is a potential warning of things to come in our warming world. Read More >>

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Trump Will Almost Certainly Break His Promise to Read the Pope’s 192-Page Letter On Climate Change

As part of his international, interfaith tour that began in Saudi Arabia, President Trump met with Pope Francis Wednesday at the Vatican to discuss peace, religion, and surprisingly, climate change. As is custom for presidents, Trump and Pope Francis exchanged gifts. Trump gave the pope a first-edition series of literature from Martin Luther King, while the Pope gave the president his 2017 essay on peacemaking and his 192-page encyclical on the importance of combating climate change. Read More >>

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Australian Climate Expert Says Pain-in-the-Arse America Should Just Ditch the Paris Agreement Already

Sometimes, the only way to fix an unhappy relationship is to end it. Since former president Obama (remember that guy?) left office in January, the United States has done an about-face on the Paris climate agreement—they’ve gone from being an leader on climate action to a rogue state that can’t decide whether it wants to keep a seat at the international table. Read More >>

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Flat Earthers Won’t Believe This News on Antarctica’s Climate

The Arctic is the fastest-warming place on our overheated planet, but so far, its polar opposite has managed to stay pretty cool. Why is Antarctica warming so slowly compared with the Arctic? The answer is complicated, but a new study suggests we’re overlooking a basic reality of geometry. Read More >>

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Farms Could Be Changing the Climate in Ways You’d Never Expect

Back on a crisp January day in 2016, I slipped around on a frozen lake in Wisconsin to ask a bunch of portly men in grey hoodies and trucker hats how the fishing had been compared to when they were kids. Secretly, I wanted to know what they thought about the changing climate. The men had various backgrounds, many of them in agriculture, and nearly all noticed fewer ice fishing days than when they were kids. They detailed their thoughts in gruff what-is-this-kid-doing-here Wisconsin accents from folding chairs beside flopping future fillets. Read More >>

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Why the Scariest Response to Climate Change Is Finally Being Taken Seriously

We’re not doing such a great job solving the whole climate change problem, which is why some experts think it’s time to study more radical tactics. The notion of geoengineering—hacking the climate to cool the planet—is controversial, awe-inspiring, and to many, terrifying. And yet, despite their own grave concerns with the idea, a group of researchers believes the time has come to explore whether planet-hacking might really work. Read More >>

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The March for Science Has Spread From Pole-to-Pole

Rainy weather on the east coast of America didn't stop people from hitting the streets to march for science yesterday. But the conditions in Antarctica and the Arctic Circle were quite a bit more extreme and protests in the name of facts were still rocking those two far-flung locations. Read More >>