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Global Warming Report Warns the World is “Ill-Prepared”

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) this week issued its Fifth Assessment Report on the impacts of climate change around the world. The new report states that the effects of climate change are already occurring throughout the world. The panel also warns that humans may be “ill-prepared” for the risks brought on by climate change. Last fall the IPCC …

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2013 Temperatures Tie For Seventh Warmest

Though much of the U.S. is currently experiencing cold temperatures and snow, it turns out that the previous year has easily made it into the top 10 warmest years since 1880. NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) today released a report showing that average global surface temperatures in 2013 were 58.3 degrees Fahrenheit. That temperature ties 2009 and 2006 …

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More El Niño Heat Waves Expected in the Future

As high temperatures continue to scorch much of Australia this week, researchers are warning that particularly harsh summers could become more normal in the future. A new study published this week in Nature Climate Change predicts that hot El Niño- related weather will happen more frequently as the Earth continues to warm. The study’s authors predict that these types of …

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Man Seeks Asylum in New Zealand As a Climate Refugee

A citizen of tiny island nation Kiribati, who is now facing deportation from New Zealand, is seeking asylum as a “climate refugee,” as global warming is severely affecting his native soil. The 37-year-old and his wife emigrated to Middle Earth six years ago, and have had 3 children in the interim. The man’s lawyer, Michael Kidd, plans to take the …

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Climate Change Blamed on Humans in New IPCC Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a new report on the Earth’s climate today, stating that humanity’s influence on the warming climate “is clear. The panel, an organization set up by world governments to assess the science and risks of climate change, said that it is “extremely likely” that humans have been the dominant cause of climate warming since …

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Climate Data Can Predict Crop Failure, Shows Study

Farming can often be a volatile business, but NASA researchers this week published a new study showing that climate data could help predict crop failures months in advance. The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, linked temperature and soil moisture for a large segment of global rice and wheat crops. A computer simulation was then able to predict …

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2012 the Ninth Warmest Year on Record, Says NASA

NASA announced this week that 2012 was the ninth warmest year since 1880, the earliest date to which global temperatures can be tracked. 2005 and 2010 rank as the hottest years on record, while all 10 of the warmest years have occurred since 1998. The news comes from an analysis by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which monitors …

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Study Shows Ice Loss at Both Poles Increasing

A new study by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) is showing that the melting rate for ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica has increased over the past two decades. All together, the ice sheets are losing over three times as much ice as they were in the 90s. The study, published today in the journal Science, combined data …

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NASA ‘Earth Now’ iOS App Shows Earth’s Resplendent Climate Data

Morbidly curious to see a global map of carbon monoxide around the earth? Just in time to satisfy that curiosity, NASA has released a new iOS app, Earth Now, that provides visualizations of such types of global climate data. Essentially, the app provides information about some key vital signs that are constantly tracked by NASA satellites. Other climate data available …

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World’s Oldest Living Organism Discovered Just In Time For Us To Kill It

What’s green, about 5 feet tall, and wet all over? If you guessed an overgrown leprechaun after losing a water balloon fight, then go to the back of the class. The answer is actually the oldest living organism on Earth, Posidonia oceanica. Posidonia oceanica is a seagrass found as low as 100 feet deep in the Mediterranean Sea where, according …

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