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Icelanders Mourn Loss of Okjökull Glacier With Ceremony, Plaque

Politicians, scientists, and others gathered in Borgarfjörður, Iceland, northeast of Reykjavik on Sunday to mourn the loss of the Okjökull glacier, laying a plaque warning of the impact of climate change, the BBC reported. Read More >>

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A Weather Station Above the Arctic Circle Hit 34.7 Degrees Celcius

Amid the hottest month in recorded history, some records still stand out as absolutely jaw dropping. That’s definitely true of a measurement made in the Arctic this July. Read More >>

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Using Volcanoes to Understand Geoengineering Might Not Really Work

The cooling effects of large volcanic eruptions have led some scientists to believe these natural hazards could inspire and inform the development of geoengineering schemes to combat climate change. New research suggests this is probably a bad idea. Read More >>

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Greenland Lost 12.5 Billion Tonnes of Ice in Record-Breaking, Single-Day Meltdown

After Greenland spent a good portion of July on fire, last week’s heatwave similarly scorched the country’s ice sheet, triggering a meltdown affecting roughly 60 percent of its surface. On Thursday alone, new data shows the ice shelf lost 12.5 billion tonnes to surface melting, its largest single-day loss in recorded history, the Washington Post reported. Read More >>

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July ‘Equalled, If Not Surpassed’ Record for World’s Hottest Month

Sometimes the headline says it all. This is one of those cases, folks. Read More >>

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Europe’s Heat Wave Threatens Record Melting of Greenland Ice Sheet

A heat wave has shot up temperatures in Europe to new highs. Now, it’s set to continue moving north to Greenland. And that’s bad news for the ice sheets, the World Meteorological Organization reports. Read More >>

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Satellite Images Show Vast Swathes of the Arctic On Fire

Vast stretches of Earth’s northern latitudes are on fire right now. Hot weather has engulfed a huge portion of the Arctic, from Alaska to Greenland to Siberia. That’s helped create conditions ripe for wildfires, including some truly massive ones burning in remote parts of the region that are being seen by satellites. Read More >>

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The Northernmost Settlement on Earth Hit 21 Degrees For the First Time This Week

It’s not just your living room that's been roasting this week. Much of the planet is on a heat bender, including the northernmost inhabited place on Earth. Read More >>

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Study Warns We Could Melt the Entire Greenland Ice Sheet if We Don’t Change Course

If you thought the heat wave-induced melting of half of Greenland’s surface was alarming, wait until you hear the long-term projections for its ice sheet. Read More >>

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We’re All Going to be Moving to Siberia by Century’s End

If you’re the type to speculate on real estate and humanity not getting its shit together to address climate change, may I interest you in a little corner of the world called Siberia. Read More >>

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Climate Change Is Our Generation’s Chernobyl Moment to Tell the Truth

HBO’s Chernobyl miniseries has reinvigorated our collective fascination with the 1986 nuclear disaster that may have in part contributed to the Soviet Union unravelling. Read More >>

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Scientists Have Pinpointed the Mystery Source of an Ozone-Destroying Chemical

The recovery of the ozone hole has been a quintessential environmental success story, as the world has worked largely in harmony for decades to phase out ozone-depleting chemicals. So last year’s discovery that emissions of CFC-11, one of those banned chemicals, was suddenly reversing course came as a shock. Read More >>

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China Considers Ban on Cryptocurrency Mining Because It’s a Stupid Waste of Energy

Regulators in China are considering a ban on cryptocurrency mining as an “undesirable” economic activity, according to a government document released Monday. Read More >>

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Four Things That Could Kill Us Before the Cloud Apocalypse Does

If you read the news on Monday, you may have heard people freaking out about how climate change is finally coming for the clouds. A study released in Nature Geoscience chronicles how stratocumulus clouds, those low hanging clouds that lend themselves well to daydreaming, could one day disappear if we keep emitting carbon. Their disappearance could, in turn lead to skyrocketing temperatures, raising the heat more than 8 degree Celsius around the globe. Read More >>