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The Collapse of AMOC Would Cause Worldwide Disasters

A shutdown of a major current in the Atlantic Ocean would rapidly transform wind, temperature, and precipitation patterns across the whole globe, according to new research.The current is already slowing, likely at least in part because…

Climate Change Might Be Stealing Your Sleep

If you’ve ever laid awake at night wondering about how bad wildfires, droughts, storms, and floods could get in the future, then climate change has already been robbing you of sleep.Even for those without eco-anxiety though, warming…

Mansions Burn in California as Coastal Wildfire Spreads

Firefighters worked to extinguish the flames in Laguna Niguel, CaliforniaPhoto: Marcio Jose Sanchez (AP)A fire in Laguna Niguel, California,has burned through 200 acres and several multimillion-dollar homes since it started on May 11.

Climate Change May Be Giving the World’s Oceans Amnesia

Huge waves batter the coast of England. Photo: Dan Kitwood (Getty Images)Climate change is making the world’s oceans lose their “memory,” according to new research.A report in Science Advances finds that ocean temperatures are going to

50-50 Chance We Hit 1.5 Degrees of Warming by 2026: Study

Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/picture-alliance/dpa (AP)The world’s leading meteorological organization said Monday that there’s a “50:50” chance that we could see warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above preindustrial

Hurricanes Dropping More Rain Due to Climate Change

2020 hurricanes like Sally (pictured here) dropped extra rainfall thanks to human-caused climate change, new research finds.Photo: FrankRamspott (Getty Images)The 2020 hurricane season was one of the most extreme on record. Between May

Why the U.S. Is Poised to Get More Deadly Landslides

A home damaged by a landslide on Jan. 27, 2021, in Salinas, Calif. Photo: Noah Berger (AP)British Columbia experienced devastating landslides and flooding last fall after torrential rain fell on regions scarred by wildfires, and more of