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The Arctic has warmed ‘nearly four times faster’ than the global average

“Arctic amplification” may be stronger than previously thought, according to new research. The phenomenon means Arctic temperatures are rising much faster than the global average, with previous estimates finding the region is warming two times as quickly. However, new research published in Communications Earth and Environment suggests that the Arctic has warmed nearly four times […]

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Wildfire Pollution May Play a Surprising Role in the Fate of Arctic Sea Ice

Smoke brightens Arctic clouds, perhaps slowing ice loss, but the ice is still dwindling, which can further intensify wildfires in an unexpected feedback loop. Scientists say changes in the amounts of wildfire smoke mixing with clouds over the Arctic Ocean may play a key role in determining how fast the Arctic sea ice cover will

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Greta Thunberg delivers a climate warning at Glastonbury

Greta Thunberg has made a surprise appearance at Glastonbury, to warn of the dangers of climate change. The earth’s biosphere is “not just changing, it is destabilising, it is breaking down,” the 19-year-old told festival-goers from the Pyramid Stage. She criticised world leaders for “creating loopholes” to protect firms whose emissions cause climate change. “That

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As La Niña cooled the globe in March, the Arctic was running a high fever

Last month was one of the warmest Marches on record for the globe, and the Arctic is warming faster than anywhere else on Earth. With the tally of global temperatures complete, last month ranked as the fifth hottest March of the past 143 years. Meanwhile, Arctic temperatures soared far above average. Across the equatorial Pacific

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Greta Thunberg aims to drive change with ‘The Climate Book’

LONDON — Climate activist Greta Thunberg has compiled a handbook for tackling the world’s interconnected environmental crises, with contributions from leading scientists and writers. Penguin Random House announced Thursday that “The Climate Book” will be published in Britain in October. It contains contributions from more than 100 academics, thinkers and campaigners, including novelists Margaret Atwood

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Permafrost Thaw Could Threaten Half of Arctic Infrastructure..

Warming global temperatures are transforming Arctic regions, where thawing permafrost and peat fires threaten up to half of the existing infrastructure by 2050. The new study reviews two decades of research and finds that the world’s permafrost—land that stays frozen all year round—has warmed at an average rate of 0.3° to 1.0°C per decade since

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