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Articles by Andrea Thompson

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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.

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CO2 levels: Are we permanently above 400 PPM?

CO2 levels: Are we permanently above 400 PPM?

Concentrations in recent weeks have edged close to 410 ppm, thanks in part to a push from an exceptionally strong El Niño.

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What scientists fear most: Earth’s temperature spiral toward 2°C

What scientists fear most: Earth’s temperature spiral toward 2°C

The steady rise of Earth’s temperature as greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere and trap more and more heat is sending the planet spiraling closer to the point where warming’s catastrophic consequences may be all but assured.