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Too late now to save Arctic summer ice, climate scientists find

Even with drastic emissions reductions, ice-free summers are unavoidable, and they are likely to lead to more intense heatwaves and flooding. Research has proven that it is now too late to conserve the summer Arctic sea ice, and experts advise making preparations for the more harsh weather that will likely spread throughout the northern hemisphere […]

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A major Greenland glacier is melting away with the tide, which could signal faster sea level rise, study finds

Scientists revealed on Monday that a significant glacier in northwest Greenland is interacting with the ocean tides, leading to hitherto unaccounted-for melting and perhaps accelerated sea level rise. The report was released on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by a group of glaciologists from the University of California, Irvine and

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Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are melting rapidly and driving sea level rise, new satellite data finds

According to recent research, the Earth’s ice sheets have lost enough ice over the past 30 years to form an ice cube 12 miles high. According to a research released on Thursday by a group of international experts, the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, which house almost all of the world’s freshwater ice, are disappearing

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Stronger El Niño events may speed up irreversible melting of Antarctic ice, research finds

New study shows impact of weather phenomenon could have a ‘double whammy’ effect, leading to worsening extreme weather and accelerating sea level rise. Stronger El Niño events due to global heating may accelerate irreversible melting of the Antarctic ice sheet and ice shelves and the rise in sea levels, according to research from Australia’s premier

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World on brink of five ‘disastrous’ climate tipping points, study finds

Giant ice sheets, ocean currents and permafrost regions may already have passed point of irreversible change The climate crisis has driven the world to the brink of multiple “disastrous” tipping points, according to a major study. It shows five dangerous tipping points may already have been passed due to the 1.1C of global heating caused

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New Report Highlights Risk from Global Warming in the “Third Pole”

The glacier-capped mountains of South Asia, which provide billions of people with drinking water, are warming at an alarming rate, finds a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The region, known as the Third Pole for the massive amount of ice it contains, has been warming at almost twice the global mean,

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As the world experiences sea level rise, Iceland’s waters are falling — and flowing to the other side of the planet

Bringing the catch home is becoming an increasingly treacherous task in this Icelandic fishing village. As much of the world worries about sea levels rising and swallowing up land, the community here has the opposite problem — the sea level is falling. Sea lagoons that surrounding the village of Höfn — pronounced hup, as if

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Italy seeks to study, sample Europe’s southernmost glacier

ON THE CALDERONE GLACIER, Italy — Italian scientists are racing against time to study, scan and sample Europe’s southernmost glacier before it melts and disappears as a result of rising global temperatures. Researchers conducted a preliminary radar survey of the Calderone glacier in Italy’s central Apennine Mountains on March 13 and plan to return next

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