Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Earth won't immediately cool off if we slash emissions

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The amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit a record high in May. That's because humanity kept emitting a prodigious amount of carbon, even through the wor...

Warm temperatures baked Earth in the first half of 2020

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A grim trend continues. Data from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies confirmed you just lived through Earth's second-warmest January through June on record. In 140 year...

Greta Thunberg launches open letter demanding world leaders take immediate action on climate crisis

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Greta Thunberg has launched an open letter signed by thousands of activists and celebrities, and hundreds of scientists demanding global leaders take measurable, immediate acti...

Why the U.S. heat wave will be so long and persistent

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A persistent heat wave is creeping across the U.S. The heat started in the South and Southwest — baking Phoenix in at least 110-degree Fahrenheit temperatures for 11 straight day...

Why Earth has a stubborn spot that's cooling

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Earth is relentlessly heating. So it's strange that there's a persistent "cold blob" in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The cold blob (aka "warming hole") is like a glaring p...

One wild chart shows the intensity of 2020's Arctic fires

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For a vivid idea of how extreme the Arctic Circle fires have been this year, look at the stark graphic below. Produced by the European Union's earth observation agency, Coperni...

The new record for the longest lightning bolt is insane

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On Halloween in 2018, a colossal lightning flash streaked across the Brazilian sky.  A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite captured the "megaflash," a...

Mother Earth reportedly stoked for Amazon's new 'Climate Pledge Arena' hockey stadium

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In an act of immense humility, Amazon announced Thursday that it had secured the naming rights to the future home of Seattle's National Hockey League (NHL) team and will be calling...

Extreme fires erupt in the Arctic Circle

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For the second straight year, an unusually large number of intense fires have ignited in the Arctic Circle, the polar region atop Earth. It's now been anomalously warm in Siber...

There's an extremely warm blotch on Earth right now

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A big swath of Siberia has been way, way warmer than normal this year. Through May 2020, temperatures in the region averaged about 13 degrees Fahrenheit, or 7 degrees Celsius, ...
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Clearview AI’s client list includes 2,200 organizations spanning law enforcement to...

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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Department of Justice, the FBI, Macy’s, and Best Buy are among the thousands of government agencies and private companies using the so...

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