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‘Devastating’ Arctic warming of 9-16°F now ‘locked in,’ UN researchers warn – ThinkProgress

Rapid and “devastating” Arctic warming is now almost unstoppable, United Nations researchers warn in a major new report. Unless humanity makes very rapid and deep pollution cuts, Arctic winter temperatures will rise 5.4 to 9.0°F (3-5°C) by 2050 — and will reach an astounding 9 to 16°F (5-8.8°C) by 2080 — according to a report by the U.N. Environment Program ...

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The worst-case scenario for global warming just got 14°F worse – ThinkProgress

A new study and a new book both argue that the worst-case scenario for global warming would literally render the planet uninhabitable. The book is entitled “The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming” and is written by New York Magazine editor David Wallace-Wells; it is an expansion of his controversial viral article published in July 2017 with the same title. As ...

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If the Earth is warming, why do winters get so cold?

NEW YORK: As climate change heats up the planet, winters are warming faster than summers. But on days when the temperature tumbles below freezing, it leaves many people wondering, “If the Earth is getting warmer, how can winter still be so cold?” President Donald Trump is among them, and he weighs in frequently. “In the beautiful Midwest, windchill temperatures are ...

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Airline company’s heart warming gesture, to fly 30 orphans from Hyderabad to Kadapa | India News

HYDERABAD: To provide air travel experience to orphans on Republic day, a regional airline services company Megha Turbo Airways, has given an opportunity to 30 orphans to fly over clouds from Hyderabad to Kadapa. This trip was part of TruJet’s program, “Wings of Hope” to boost the morale of children since last year. With the association of Ashrita Foundation of ...

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Trump conflates global warming and weather despite dire climate impacts across the country – ThinkProgress

Despite a year of dire climate impacts across the United States, President Donald Trump once again conflated weather with climate change in a holiday weekend tweet, touting a debunked argument rebutting global warming by citing cold weather. In an early morning tweet on Sunday, the president referenced a major cold front playing out across parts of the country, implying the frosty ...

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Scientists ‘shocked’ that warming has wiped out oldest, thickest Arctic sea ice – ThinkProgress

The annual Arctic Report Card from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is out, but it appears that humanity is flunking science badly. As NOAA reports, “Arctic air temperatures for the past five years (2014-18) have exceeded all previous records since 1900.” And one stunning result of this is that 95 percent of the oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice has disintegrated ...

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Why global warming is so harmful for your heart and kidneys

NEW DELHI: India has witnessed an increase of 40 million in the number of people exposed to heatwaves from 2012 to 2016 (including both years), according to The Lancet Countdown report on health and climate change, which termed the surge an imminent danger to health. HEALTH AND CLIMATE: More and more people around the world are at risk of heat-related ...

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