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Siberia’s ice is melting, revealing its past and endangering its future

Sheets of the softening land have emerged for the first time in hundreds of thousands of years, revealing skeletons, disease and awakening life.
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WTF is the ‘Global Stocktake’? We explain the ‘heart’ of COP28

Confused about the term COP delegates keep throwing around? We’ve got you covered. Hint: It’s critical to the future of humanity.
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Earth breaching key warming threshold in 2029

In early 2029, Earth will likely lock into breaching key warming threshold, scientists calculate

A new study says that in a little more than five years the world will likely be unable to stay below the internationally agreed temperature limit for global warming if it continues to burn fossil fuels at its current rate.
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Ecological tipping points could occur much sooner than expected, study finds

Amazon rainforest and other ecosystems could collapse ‘very soon’, researchers warn.

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A looming El Niño could give us a preview of life at 1.5C of warming

El Niño’s return could further strain sensitive ecosystems, like the Great Barrier Reef and the Amazon rainforest, and nudge the planet closer to worrisome tipping points.

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Mathematical alarms climate tipping points

Mathematical alarms could help predict and avoid climate tipping points

A new study finds that mathematical tools can find early warning signals that can accurately predict climate tipping points.

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