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The complex implications of Earth's increasing greenery

The planet is experiencing a significant increase in green vegetation, but this trend may not be as positive as it seems.

Benji Jones reports for Vox.

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2023 was Earth’s warmest on record. Will this year be even hotter?

As a year of surprising global warmth came to a close, a record high annual average temperature was already assured. Now, some scientists are already speculating: 2024 could be even hotter.

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Earth is taking a pounding from bigger ocean waves. Why this matters

Stormier seas and larger ocean swell in recent decades are pounding Earth’s seafloor with more force, sending larger ripples through Earth’s crust — almost like a tiny, tiny, tiny earthquake.

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5 charts that show the Earth’s climate in uncharted territory

Amid what’s destined to be the Earth’s warmest year on record, multiple climate data points have catapulted to stunning extremes.

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The planet’s big blue machine: Why the ocean engine matters

The ocean is an enormous engine, turning heat energy into motion, says physicist Helen Czerski. But human activity is threatening that machine — depriving the seas of oxygen, increasing stratification, and potentially changing the currents that influence global weather.
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Are we voting with our wallets to overheat the planet?

Surveys of Canadians have repeatedly shown that a majority would choose to prevent the bad things caused by climate change. Politicians think we won't make sacrifices. Maybe we won't have to.
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Our Fragile Earth: How close are we to climate catastrophe?

Lessons from past eras when Earth was a hothouse or a snowball tell us whether we are doomed by climate change or still have time to prevent that fate.

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