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Articles by Andrea Thompson

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The crazy climate records from 2016 you haven’t heard much about

The crazy climate records from 2016 you haven’t heard much about

Here are other climate change-related records that have flown more under the radar, reported in the annual State of the Climate report.

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Here’s how much Arctic sea ice has melted since the ‘80s

Here’s how much Arctic sea ice has melted since the ‘80s

A new chart shows that with nearly two months still left in the melt season, sea ice area is already below what would have been a yearly low in the 1980s.

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The temperature spiral that went viral - one year on

The temperature spiral that went viral – one year on

The first few months of 2017 have been added the temperature spiral to celebrate the graph’s one year birthday.

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Sea ice hits record lows at both poles

Sea ice hits record lows at both poles

The repeated bouts of warm weather this season could push the Arctic to a record low winter peak for the third year in a row.

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2016 officially declared hottest year on record

2016 officially declared hottest year on record

The hottest year in 137 years, a mark of how much the world has warmed over the last century because of human activities, says U.S. government scientists.

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Arctic Sea ice sees strange cold season retreat

Arctic Sea ice sees strange cold season retreat

An unseasonal dip in sea ice growth helped November set a record low — the seventh month to do so this year, also a record.

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2016 will be hottest year, UN climate meeting told

2016 will be hottest year, UN climate meeting told

2016 is set to be the hottest year on record by a significant margin, with temperatures that are 1.2˚C above pre-industrial times.

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Climate scientists respond to Trump’s election win

Climate scientists respond to Trump’s election win

How will the Trump presidency impact climate research, and efforts to curb further warming and mitigate its effects? We ask the experts.

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Scorching July is world’s hottest month on record

Scorching July is world’s hottest month on record

The reign of record hot months in 2016 continues, with last month claiming the title of hottest July on record globally, according to data released by NASA on Monday.

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First half of 2016 blows away temp records

First half of 2016 blows away temp records

While 2016 has gotten a boost from an exceptionally strong El Niño, the record temps are mostly the result of accumulating greenhouse gases.

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Warming is shifting around Earth’s clouds

Warming is shifting around Earth’s clouds

New study suggests warming of the planet over past few decades has shifted key band of clouds poleward, exacerbating Earth’s rising temperature.