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Articles by Brian Kahn

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The world is on the brink of an electric car revolution

The world is on the brink of an electric car revolution

France bans sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040, underling just how quickly the transition to electric vehicles is likely to happen.

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It’s so hot in Phoenix, Arizona, planes can’t take off

It’s so hot in Phoenix, Arizona, planes can’t take off

In a sign of just how hot things are getting, American Airlines cancelled 50 flights out of Phoenix because the planes can’t operate above 118°F.

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Donald Trump sparks a new American climate change movement

Donald Trump sparks a new American climate change movement

It’s been a week since President Trump announced he was pulling US out of Paris Agreement. In that time, a remarkable transformation has taken place.

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Carbon dioxide set an all-time monthly high in May

Carbon dioxide set an all-time monthly high in May

It’s official: carbon dioxide set an all-time monthly record. A sobering reminder that humans are pushing the climate into a state unseen in millions of years.

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We just reached the 410 parts per million Co2 threshold

We just reached the 410 parts per million Co2 threshold

The world just passed another round-numbered climate milestone. Scientists predicted it would happen this year and lo and behold, it has.

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This graphic puts global warming in full perspective

This graphic puts global warming in full perspective

March was 1.3°C above pre-industrial average temperatures. If you were born after December 1964, you’ve never experienced a month cooler than average on this planet.

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Hey look, another record low month for sea ice

Hey look, another record low month for sea ice

Climate change continues its rapid reshaping of the Arctic as yet another month saw sea ice set a record-low mark.

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Arctic sea ice continues its astonishing streak of lows

Arctic sea ice continues its astonishing streak of lows

Warm weather ensured Arctic sea ice hit its lowest extent ever recorded for February.

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Scientists are poised to start a new movement

Scientists are poised to start a new movement

The current wave of scientific discontent has the makings of a budding movement. But whether it moves the political dial remains to be seen.

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This is what 4 million solar panels look like from space

This is what 4 million solar panels look like from space

The installation oatthe Longyangxia Dam Solar Park currently has the capacity to generate 850 megawatts of electricity, or enough to power roughly 140,000 U.S. homes.

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The winter of blazing discontent continues in the Arctic

The winter of blazing discontent continues in the Arctic

Weird. Strange. Extreme. Unprecedented. These are some of the words that describe what’s been happening in the Arctic over the past year.