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New research pinpoints Antarctica’s melty past. Scientists warn it’s happening again

Scientists have thoroughly demonstrated that we are overheating our planet by emitting greenhouse gases, with the vast majority of this (89%) coming from fossil fuels. As this process of climate change worsens, humans will continue to endure extreme weather events including intensified storms, droughts, heatwaves, wildfires and floods....

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Scientists warn of catastrophic sea level rise, unless major climate change action is taken

As the world’s ice sheets melt, they cause the Earth’s sea levels to rise, putting billions of people at risk for flooding and displacement. The only question is how much time humanity has to arrest climate change and thereby halt or even reverse this process. Now a group of policy experts and researchers known as the International Cryosphere Climate Initiative have released a report that offers a disturbing answer to that question: People have much less time than initially thought....

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Climate change “undoubtedly” played a role in Libyan floods that killed over 11,000 people: experts

A devastating flood that tore through eastern Libya has left at least 11,300 people dead and thousands more still missing. The deadly downpour began over the weekend when torrential downpours from Cyclone Daniel caused two upstream river dams to burst. The nearby city of Derna was overwhelmed, and reporters describe miles upon miles filed with distraught survivors and debris....

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