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June was the warmest June ever recorded, but there’s a bigger problem

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In 139 years of record-keeping, this June was the warmest June ever recorded. But June 2019 also revealed a deeper warming reality. 

The first half of 2019, January through June, finished up as the second warmest half-year on record, newly released NASA data shows. On top of that, each of the last five January through Junes are now the five warmest such spans on record. Only 2016 started off hotter than 2019. 

“At this point, the inexorable increase in global temperatures is entirely…

Unprecedented fires burn the Arctic

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Smoke is rising over the forests of Alaska and Siberia.

The World Meteorological Organization called the wildfires now burning around the Arctic “unprecedented.” The United Nations agency noted that over 100 intense fires burned in the Arctic Circle alone over the past six weeks, releasing more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than Sweden does in an entire year. 

A rare fire even ignited in Greenland, amid unusually hot and dry weather.

Amplified wildfires are an expected, predictable…

Unprecedented fires burn the Arctic

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Smoke is rising over the forests of Alaska and Siberia.

The World Meteorological Organization called the wildfires now burning around the Arctic “unprecedented.” The United Nations agency noted that over 100 intense fires burned in the Arctic Circle alone over the past six weeks, releasing more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than Sweden does in an entire year. 

A rare fire even ignited in Greenland, amid unusually hot and dry weather.

Amplified wildfires are an expected, predictable…

Unprecedented fires burn the Arctic

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Smoke is rising over the forests of Alaska and Siberia.

The World Meteorological Organization called the wildfires now burning around the Arctic “unprecedented.” The United Nations agency noted that over 100 intense fires burned in the Arctic Circle alone over the past six weeks, releasing more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than Sweden does in an entire year. 

A rare fire even ignited in Greenland, amid unusually hot and dry weather.

Amplified wildfires are an expected, predictable…

Alaskan moose chills out next to sprinkler during record heat wave

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If you’re trying to beat the heat, there’s always air conditioners, ice cream, and ceiling fans. But with no electric bill (or opposable thumbs) some wild animals have to get a bit creative. 

A video surfaced this weekend of a moose in Anchorage, Alaska just chilling next to an oscillating sprinkler. According to the video’s description the moose was “sprinkler hopping from yard to yard” before finally settling down, staying hydrated and getting in a nice soak. 

Alaska is in the midst…

Miami bakes in unusual heat before Democratic debates kick off

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Ten Democratic presidential contenders will take the debate stage in Miami on Wednesday night. Some of them may have noticed that the weather in town is unusually hot.

Normally, temperatures in Miami around June’s end max out at around 90 degrees Fahrenheit, explained Brian McNoldy, a senior research associate at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. But the coastal city has now had six consecutive days where the high temperature hit at least 94…

Miami bakes in unusual heat before Democratic debates kick off

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Ten Democratic presidential contenders will take the debate stage in Miami on Wednesday night. Some of them may have noticed that the weather in town is unusually hot.

Normally, temperatures in Miami around June’s end max out at around 90 degrees Fahrenheit, explained Brian McNoldy, a senior research associate at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. But the coastal city has now had six consecutive days where the high temperature hit at least 94…

Miami bakes in unusual heat before Democratic debates kick off

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Ten Democratic presidential contenders will take the debate stage in Miami on Wednesday night. Some of them may have noticed that the weather in town is unusually hot.

Normally, temperatures in Miami around June’s end max out at around 90 degrees Fahrenheit, explained Brian McNoldy, a senior research associate at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. But the coastal city has now had six consecutive days where the high temperature hit at least 94…

Declassified spy photos show rapid melting of colossal glaciers

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Metal canisters filled with top-secret satellite photos plummeted from space and then parachuted over the Pacific Ocean during the ’70s and ’80s. A U.S. Air Force plane would swoop down on cue and snag the classified material, ferrying the images safely back to land.

The spy satellite missions, run by the National Reconnaissance Office, sought to capture wide-ranging views of what transpired around the globe. In all, they photographed some 877 million square miles of Earth. The black and…

1,000s of Americans are expected to perish in cities during future heat waves

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Heat waves kill more Americans than any other weather event. 

The torrid episodes are especially problematic in cities, where the concrete and asphalt sprawl traps heat, boosting already unusually hot temperatures by some 2 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit

Yet, as average temperatures continue their relentless rise, the U.S. government expects urban dwellers to experience more heat extremes, some unprecedented. Scientists, however, found that limiting Earth’s warming this century to 2.7 degrees F…