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Will the La Niña cycle cool down Earth’s record-breaking heat streak? Not so fast, experts caution

The last twelve months have been the hottest in recorded human history. This relentess pattern is being driven by human-caused climate change, but also El Niño, a natural part of our global weather cycle that results in hotter temperatures. Though we are now entering the colder La Niña phase of the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO), which should bring some cooler temperatures over several years, some experts say that our heating planet is so out of balance, the cooling could make little difference....

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2023 proved that climate change isn’t coming — it’s here, and things are spiraling out of control

Politicians often speak of climate change as a problem for future generations to solve, but many scientists say the time to act is now and that the climate has already changed — it’s not a far-off scenario. Never before has the devastation of global heating been more clear than in 2023, which is the hottest year in recorded human history....

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India, the world’s most populated country, is on track to achieve its climate goals: report

A new report submitted by the Indian government to the United Nations offers a glimmer of hope when it comes to the fight against climate change: Over the past 14 years, the world’s most populous nation has reduced its carbon emissions by a larger-than-expected 33%. According to the report filed to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change, India is well on its way to achieving the goal it established for itself in the Paris climate accord: To reduce its carbon emissions intensity by 45% from its 2005 levels by 2030....

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