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This summer could be even hotter than last year, climate scientists warn

Marine scientist Sharon Gray lives on a catamaran off the Florida west coast. Even though her state’s governor, Ron DeSantis, recently signed a controversial law that effectively wipes references to climate change out of the state’s statutes, Gray deeply worries about global heating. As the cyclical La Niña weather pattern in the Pacific combines with rising sea surface temperatures (SST), Gray predicts a “devastating” hurricane will occur in summer 2024....

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“Crazy haywire”: Massive coral reef bleaching driven by climate change

“Crazy haywire” are not words one usually hears from an official at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), yet that is how Derek Manzello recently described the record-high temperatures threatening to decimate the world’s coral reefs. Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, the coordinator of the NOAA’s Coral Reef Watch Program said that more than three-fifths of the world’s coral reefs (60.5%) had started bleaching due to high ocean temperatures....

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Who is most to blame for climate change? Regardless of the answer, global cooperation is critical

Climate change is one of the biggest existential threats to humanity, but in the ongoing struggle to fight it, a debate over which countries are most responsible for emitting the greenhouse gases accelerating the crisis. Indeed, China emits more CO2 than the U.S., but both countries are the world’s top producers of this heat-trapping gas....

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The world’s oceans just broke on an important climate change record

As climate change worsens, experts anticipate worsened tropical storms, more frequent wildfiresrising sea levels and shortages of important products like food and microchips. Humanity needs every break that it can get in offsetting the greenhouse gas emissions causing this overheating, which is why a recent report from the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Service raises such concern: It reveals that global heating has fueled such massive overheating in the world’s oceans that over the past year they broke temperature records every single day....

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Poll finds fewer Americans are concerned about climate change

Even though humans are experiencing the hottest months in recorded human history, and scientists warn our species is living on “borrowed time,” a recent poll found a notable dip in the number of people who view climate change as an urgent issue. 

In the latest poll by Monmouth University, less than half (46%) of the American public perceives global heating as being a very serious problem....

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