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Researchers Warn Arctic Has Entered 'Unprecedented State' That Threatens Global Climate Stability

"Never have so many Arctic indicators been brought together in a single paper." And the findings spell trouble for the entire planet.

Jon Queally ·


Here's the Dire Climate Report the Trump White House Didn't Want You to See

"The decision to release this damning report when families are beginning to celebrate the holidays and newsrooms are short-staffed is a brazen attempt to bury the truth."

Jake Johnson ·


'We Are Climbing Rapidly Out of Humankind's Safe Zone': New Report Warns Dire Climate Warnings Not Dire Enough

"Climate change is now reaching the end-game, where very soon humanity must choose between taking unprecedented action, or accepting that it has been left too late and bear the consequences."

Jon Queally ·


Earth's Carbon Concentrations Have Soared to Levels Not Seen in 800,000 Years

One NOAA oceanographer warns that even if humanity "stopped the greenhouse gases at their current concentrations today, the atmosphere would still continue to warm for next couple decades to maybe a century."

Jessica Corbett ·


Scientists Revive ‘Zombie’ Virus After 50,000 Years Trapped in Siberian Permafrost

Researchers documented 13 never-before-seen viruses that have been lying dormant, frozen in thick ice, over tens of thousands of years.

Common Dreams staff ·


Scientists Find Craters—Including One Bigger Than a City Block—in Arctic Seafloor

"We know that big changes are happening across the Arctic landscape," said the lead researcher, "but this is the first time we've been able to deploy technology to see that changes are happening offshore too."

Jessica Corbett ·


Record-High Arctic Temperature of 38°C 'More Befitting the Mediterranean,' UN Warns

"This new Arctic record is one of a series of observations... that sound the alarm bells about our changing climate."

Kenny Stancil ·


New Climate Study Predicting More Rain Than Snow in the Arctic 'Rings Alarm Bells'

"There are huge ramifications of these changes," said the lead researcher, "all of which have implications on wildlife populations and human livelihoods."

Jessica Corbett ·


'Wake Up Call': Rapidly Thawing Permafrost Threatens Trans-Alaska Pipeline

“The implications of this speak to the pipeline’s integrity and the effect climate change is having on pipeline safety in general.”

Common Dreams staff ·


'A Real Hotspot': Study Shows Arctic Warming 3 Times Faster Than Rest of Earth

"No one on Earth is immune to Arctic warming."

Kenny Stancil ·

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