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Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Concentration Has Passed the Point of No Return

Published on Truthout, 23 May 2016.

Human-caused climate disruption is causing “unprecedented” melting in the Arctic, and record wildfires and warm temperatures. It’s also a driving force behind increased risks of extinction for one-third of all North American birds — and for human beings.

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Arctic Sea Ice Could Disappear This Summer

Published on Truthout, 11 May 2016.

A blue ocean event means a complete absence of Arctic sea ice, allowing the heat of the sun to fully penetrate the open waters of the Arctic, which would then dramatically accelerate the rate of warming in the Arctic. Recent trends, coupled with ongoing record heating in the Arctic, mean that it’s not out of the realm of possibility that this event could occur as early as September.

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Temperatures in 2016 Are Already Near COP21 Limit

Published on Truthout, 26 April 2016.

The first three months of 2016 have been so warm that global temperatures are already nearing the limit set at the COP21 climate conference, whose international commitments haven’t even been ratified by its signatory countries yet. There is no evidence to lead us to believe that these dramatic planetary warming trends will not continue unabated.

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