James Hansen testified to Congress in 1988 that warming was caused by pollution and that ‘it is time to stop waffling so much.’ AP Photo/Dennis Cook

30 years ago global warming became front-page news – and both Republicans and Democrats took it seriously

30 years ago global warming became front-page news – and both Republicans and Democrats took it seriously James Hansen testified to Congress in 1988 that…

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The Pacific Ocean teems with phytoplankton along the West Coast of the United States, as captured by the MODIS instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite. Satellites can track phytoplankton blooms, which occur when these plant-like organisms receive optimal amounts of sunlight and nutrients. Phytoplankton play an important role in removing atmospheric carbon dioxide. Credits: NASA

NASA, NSF Plunge Into Ocean ‘Twilight Zone’ to Explore Ecosystem Carbon Flow

NASA, NSF Plunge Into Ocean ‘Twilight Zone’ to Explore Ecosystem Carbon Flow A large multidisciplinary team of scientists, equipped with advanced underwater robotics and an…

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The northeast edge of the Venable Ice Shelf, near Antarctica’s Allison Peninsula. NASA/John Sonntag, CC BY

Short-term changes in Antarctica’s ice shelves are key to predicting their long-term fate

Short-term changes in Antarctica’s ice shelves are key to predicting their long-term fate The northeast edge of the Venable Ice Shelf, near Antarctica’s Allison Peninsula.…

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The research team lays out a transect tape along which they measured the amount and location of woody debris on the forest floor, Tapajós National Forest, Brazil. Credit: NASA/Veronika Leitold

3D View of Amazon Forests Captures Effects of El Niño Drought

3D View of Amazon Forests Captures Effects of El Niño Drought Three-dimensional measurements of the central Brazilian Amazon rainforest have given NASA researchers a detailed…

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Rice farmer in Longsheng, China. kevincure, CC BY

Climate change will make rice less nutritious, putting millions of the world’s poor at risk

Climate change will make rice less nutritious, putting millions of the world’s poor at risk Rice farmer in Longsheng, China. kevincure, CC BY Kristie Ebi,…

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A large dust storm, or haboob, sweeps across downtown Phoenix on July 21, 2012. AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File

Increased deaths and illnesses from inhaling airborne dust: An understudied impact of climate change

Increased deaths and illnesses from inhaling airborne dust: An understudied impact of climate change A large dust storm, or haboob, sweeps across downtown Phoenix on…

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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, right, and California Governor Jerry Brown, left, discuss drought and water restrictions on August 11, 2015. Faulconer has championed renewable energy, water recycling and other climate-friendly policies. AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi

Many Republican mayors are advancing climate-friendly policies without saying so

Many Republican mayors are advancing climate-friendly policies without saying so San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, right, and California Governor Jerry Brown, left, discuss drought and…

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Poor tropical nations are likely to feel the effects of climate change most acutely. Apiguide/Shutterstock.com

Why blowing the 1.5C global warming goal will leave poor tropical nations sweating most of all

Why blowing the 1.5C global warming goal will leave poor tropical nations sweating most of all Poor tropical nations are likely to feel the effects…

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