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Researchers can now explain how climate change is affecting your weather

For decades, it was impossible to say that a specific weather event was caused, or even made worse, by climate change. But advanced research methods are changing that.
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Climate change is killing people, but there’s still time to reverse the damage

Some ecosystems have already been irreversibly altered, scientists say. And climate change is wreaking havoc on human health.
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Glaciers are shrinking fast. Scientists are rushing to figure out how fast.

New research suggests that the world's glaciers are disappearing more quickly than scientists previously estimated.
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How climate change is fueling hurricanes like Ida

Hurricane Ida rapidly gained strength right before it hit Louisiana this weekend. Abnormally hot water in the Gulf of Mexico acted as fuel for the storm.
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A major report warns climate change is accelerating and humans must cut emissions now

The U.N. has released the most comprehensive global climate science report ever. It is unequivocal: Humans must stop burning fossil fuels or suffer catastrophic impacts.
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Earth is barreling toward 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming, scientists warn

Scientists say humans must keep global temperatures from increasing more than 1.5 degrees Celsius. The World Meteorological Organization warns that number is looming.