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We’re probably not going to hit the world’s most important climate goal

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2 degrees Celsius. 

It’s one of the most widely-publicized numbers in the world. In 2015, world leaders convened in Paris and agreed to limit the planet’s warming this century to below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-Industrial Revolution temperatures — and possibly even cap Earth’s warming at an ambitious 1.5 degrees Celsius (or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit). 

To get there, leaders proposed rapidly slashing heat-trapping carbon emissions from power plants, cars, and industry. But it wasn’t ever…

Here’s a superb reason to ditch your plastic bag addiction

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Even in the deepest pit on Earth, at some 35,700 feet beneath the sea, there lies a white plastic bag

Plastic pollution is now so ubiquitous on the planet that cities, counties, and even states have banned single-use plastic bags. New York is expected to soon ban the rippable, mostly useless sacks. 

Yet beyond the blight and recycling woes wrought by society’s plastic bag addiction, plastics have an effect that bears heavy weight for the future. Overall, global plastic consumption has

Here’s a running list of all the ways climate change has altered Earth in 2019

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Earth is now the warmest it’s been in some 120,000 years. Eighteen of the last 19 years have been the warmest on record. And concentrations of carbon dioxide — a potent greenhouse gas — are likely the highest they’ve been in 15 million years

The consequences of such a globally-disrupted climate are many, and it’s understandably difficult to keep track. To help, here’s a list of climate-relevant news that has transpired in 2019, from historically unprecedented disappearances of ice, to…

Here’s a running list of all the ways climate change has altered Earth in 2019

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Earth is now the warmest it’s been in some 120,000 years. Eighteen of the last 19 years have been the warmest on record. And concentrations of carbon dioxide — a potent greenhouse gas — are likely the highest they’ve been in 15 million years

The consequences of such a globally-disrupted climate are many, and it’s understandably difficult to keep track. To help, here’s a list of climate-relevant news that has transpired in 2019, from historically unprecedented disappearances of ice, to…

Here’s a running list of all the ways climate change has altered Earth in 2019

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Earth is now the warmest it’s been in some 120,000 years. Eighteen of the last 19 years have been the warmest on record. And concentrations of carbon dioxide — a potent greenhouse gas — are likely the highest they’ve been in 15 million years

The consequences of such a globally-disrupted climate are many, and it’s understandably difficult to keep track. To help, here’s a list of climate-relevant news that has transpired in 2019, from historically unprecedented disappearances of ice, to…

Here’s a running list of all the ways climate change has altered Earth in 2019

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Earth is now the warmest it’s been in some 120,000 years. Eighteen of the last 19 years have been the warmest on record. And concentrations of carbon dioxide — a potent greenhouse gas — are likely the highest they’ve been in 15 million years

The consequences of such a globally-disrupted climate are many, and it’s understandably difficult to keep track. To help, here’s a list of climate-relevant news that has transpired in 2019, from historically unprecedented disappearances of ice, to…

Here’s a running list of all the ways climate change has altered Earth in 2019

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Earth is now the warmest it’s been in some 120,000 years. Eighteen of the last 19 years have been the warmest on record. And concentrations of carbon dioxide — a potent greenhouse gas — are likely the highest they’ve been in 15 million years

The consequences of such a globally-disrupted climate are many, and it’s understandably difficult to keep track. To help, here’s a list of climate-relevant news that has transpired in 2019, from historically unprecedented disappearances of ice, to…

Here’s a running list of all the ways climate change has altered Earth in 2019

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Earth is now the warmest it’s been in some 120,000 years. Eighteen of the last 19 years have been the warmest on record. And concentrations of carbon dioxide — a potent greenhouse gas — are likely the highest they’ve been in 15 million years

The consequences of such a globally-disrupted climate are many, and it’s understandably difficult to keep track. To help, here’s a list of climate-relevant news that has transpired in 2019, from historically unprecedented disappearances of ice, to…

Trump’s climate expert is wrong: The world’s plants don’t need more CO2

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Plants on Earth have flourished for hundreds of millions of years, yet President Donald Trump’s pick to lead his new climate team insists that they need more carbon dioxide to thrive.

Princeton physicist and carbon dioxide-advocate William Happer has been selected to head the brand new Presidential Committee on Climate Security, reports The Washington Post. The atomic scientist — who achieved recognition for his work on atomic collisions and telescope optics, not climate science —…

Trump’s climate expert is wrong: The world’s plants don’t need more CO2

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Plants on Earth have flourished for hundreds of millions of years, yet President Donald Trump’s pick to lead his new climate team insists that they need more carbon dioxide to thrive.

Princeton physicist and carbon dioxide-advocate William Happer has been selected to head the brand new Presidential Committee on Climate Security, reports The Washington Post. The atomic scientist — who achieved recognition for his work on atomic collisions and telescope optics, not climate science —…