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Summer of 2023 was the hottest in two millennia, says study

A new study analyzing ancient tree rings reveals that last summer was the hottest in the past 2,000 years, with unprecedented warmth across the Northern Hemisphere.

Doyle Rice reports for USA Today.

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Global heating made Greece and Libya floods more likely, study says

Carbon pollution led to heavier rains and stronger floods in Greece and Libya this month but other human factors were responsible for “turning the extreme weather into a humanitarian disaster”, scientists have said.

Hawaii fires propelled by climate change

Devastating Hawaii fires made ‘much more dangerous’ by climate change

Global heating is causing vegetation to dry out, priming it as fuel for an outbreak of fire, says scientist at Nature Conservancy.

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A solution to the climate crisis: mining the moon, researchers say

Astrophysicists propose geoengineering solution to climate warming, although skeptics still urge ‘massive’ fossil fuel cutbacks.

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Researchers want to create a dust shield in space to fight climate change

Space-based geoengineering is filled with creative, sometimes outlandish ideas — but they often aren't seen as feasible.
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New data reveals extraordinary global heating in the Arctic

Heating is occurring in the North Barents Sea, a region where fast rising temperatures are suspected to trigger increases in extreme weather in North America, Europe and Asia.

‘Heat ages people': As temperatures rise, scientists study how humans react

‘Heat ages people': As temperatures rise, scientists study how humans react

Researchers are drilling down into the ways life on a hotter planet will tax our bodies, and looking for protections that, unlike air-conditioning, don’t make the problem worse.