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9 climate tipping points pushing Earth to the point of no return

From the Arctic to the Amazon, there’s a growing threat of irreversible changes to the climate system, says a group of scientists.

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Thawing permafrost turns Arctic into net source of carbon, study finds

The Arctic is home to vast swathes of permafrost which lock in large amounts of carbon and stop it from being emitted into the atmosphere and contr...

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Melting glaciers reveal five new islands in the Arctic

Russian navy discovers yet-to-be-named islands previously hidden under glaciers

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'Ecological grief': Greenland residents traumatised by climate emergency

Islanders are struggling to reconcile impact of global heating with traditional way of life, survey finds

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Arctic wildfires spew soot and smoke cloud bigger than EU

Plume from unprecedented blazes forecast to reach Alaska as fires rage for third month

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Huge swathes of the Arctic on fire, satellite images show

Vast swathes of the Arctic are suffering from "unprecedented" wildfires, new satellite images have revealed.  North of the Arctic circle, the high ...


'Unprecedented' Wildfires Are Burning Across the Arctic Circle

More than 100 wildfires in the Arctic Circle released 50 megatons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in June. They're still burning.

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'Precipitous' fall in Antarctic sea ice since 2014 revealed

Plunge is far faster than in Arctic and may lead to more global heating, say scientists

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The rise of eco-anxiety and how to come to terms with climate change

Plummeting insect numbers. A sixth mass extinction. Thinning of ice sheets. Sea level rise. Wildfires in California. Thawing Arctic permafrost. The...

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Arctic melt goes into overdrive

The Arctic is warming at more than twice the rate of the rest of the world.

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Melt ponds open in Arctic as permafrost melts at levels not expected until 2090

Permafrost hs begun thawing in the Canadian Arctic more than 70 years early because of climate change, according to new research.  A "series of ano...

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The end of the Arctic as we know it

Less oxygen and ice, more acid and heat. Jonathan Watts joins an expedition studying what this means for the planet

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'Social Breakdown and Outright Chaos': Civilization Headed for Collapse by 2050, New Climate Report Warns

"A high-end 2050 scenario finds a world in social breakdown and outright chaos. But a short window of opportunity exists for an emergency, global m...

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Emissions from thawing Arctic permafrost may be 12 times higher than thought, scientists say

Emissions from thawing Arctic permafrost may be 12 times higher than previously thought, scientists have discovered. Permafrost is a mix of soil, r...

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Norway refuses to drill for billions of barrels of oil in Arctic, leaving ‘whole industry surprised and disappointed’

The largest party in Norway’s parliament has delivered a significant blow to the country’s huge oil industry after withdrawing support for explorat...


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