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Articles by Brian Kahn

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Obama just made the case for his clean energy legacy

Obama just made the case for his clean energy legacy

Obama sees the world as at a tipping point and that a clean energy revolution is already underway.

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East Antarctica is melting from above and below

East Antarctica is melting from above and below

Two new studies of different ice shelves have seen major melting that could portend a less stable future for the region.

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Fossil fuel divestments now add up to $5.2 trillion

Fossil fuel divestments now add up to $5.2 trillion

Report shows network of governments, funds, organisations, philanthropies and individuals representing $5.2trn in assets divesting from fossil fuel companies.

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Google plans to be 100 per cent renewable next year

Google plans to be 100 per cent renewable next year

From next year Google will purchase 100 per cent of the energy it uses from renewable sources, mostly wind and solar. Because it is cheaper.

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The Arctic is a seriously weird and scary place right now

The Arctic is a seriously weird and scary place right now

Intense warmth in both the air and oceans is driving the mini-meltdown at a time when Arctic sea ice should be rapidly growing.

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Climate advocates get a huge donation Trump bump

Climate advocates get a huge donation Trump bump

NGOs gearing up to battle Trump on a host of issues, including climate change, may have more public support than ever.

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The world isn’t doing enough to slow climate change

The world isn’t doing enough to slow climate change

The greenhouse gas emissions reductions countries have pledged aren’t nearly enough to meet the Paris goal.

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Hottest months on record have something in common

Hottest months on record have something in common

September 2016 ends a streak of 16 consecutive record-setting hot months in NOAA’s dataset. The run of planetary heat has rewritten the record books.

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Climate: Antarctic CO2 levels hit 400ppm for first time in 4 million years

Climate: Antarctic CO2 levels hit 400ppm for first time in 4 million years

South Pole Observatory carbon dioxide observing station cleared 400 ppm on May 23 – first time in 4 million years.

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The temperature spiral chart that scares scientists just got even scarier

The temperature spiral chart that scares scientists just got even scarier

The temperature spiral that took the world by storm has an update. If you think the heat is on in our current climate, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

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Oil sands capital in flames as temperatures soar to 22°C above normal

Oil sands capital in flames as temperatures soar to 22°C above normal

An intense wildfire force mass evacuation from the capital of oil sands industry as temperatures soared more than 22°C above normal.