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The upper atmosphere is cooling, prompting new climate concerns

A new study reaffirming that global climate change is human-made also found the upper atmosphere is cooling dramatically because of rising CO2 levels. Scientists are worried about the effect this cooling could have on orbiting satellites, the ozone layer, and Earth’s weather.
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Mapping California’s ‘zombie’ forests

A fifth of the Sierra Nevada’s conifer forests are out of sync with the warming climate around them, which makes them less likely to grow back after a major wildfire.
Scientific journals commit to diversity, but lack the data
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Scientific journals commit to diversity, but lack the data

Several prominent publishers said they did not track the race and ethnicity of the researchers contributing to their platforms.
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Global warming could make microbes living in Alaskan tundra release more greenhouse gases, scientists warn
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Global warming could make microbes living in Alaskan tundra release more greenhouse gases, scientists warn

"We saw that microbial communities respond quite rapidly - within four or five years - to even modest levels of warming," said an author of the study.

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Humans are frighteningly good at getting used to climate change
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Humans are frighteningly good at getting used to climate change

New research finds that we normalize rising temperatures remarkably quickly.
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