Laughing gas from the thawing Alaskan permafrost is no laughing matter. Nitrous oxide is one of the most potent greenhouse gases.
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For the world’s cloud forests, the future is overcast. Some face fiercer storm and flood: they could even lose their unique clouds.
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Polar change, notably the fast Arctic melt, could impose huge costs on world economies. New evidence shows how rapidly the frozen north is changing.
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Sea level rise and melting polar ice sheets may not cause a climate catastrophe, but they will certainly change weather patterns unpredictably.
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Plants are getting taller in the Arctic high latitudes as warmer, moister soil prompts growth that could increase the release of greenhouse gases.
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10 October, 2018 – Could a vast underwater wall in front of an unstable glacier prevent dangerous sea level rise? Or should everyone just move further inland?
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10 July, 2018 – Once again, past warming warns of the power of climate change. The surprise is that it doesn’t take much warming to raise sea levels six metres.
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27 April, 2018 – Tiny plastic particles have been found in every sample collected of Arctic sea ice. But the ice can only hold these indestructible pollutants for so long.
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26 April, 2018 – Changes in Arctic currents today appear to reflect similar changes thousands of years ago – in the North Pacific. Scientists think they may be linked.
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23 April, 2018 – The northern ocean is abuzz with life, but the composition of those high Arctic species is changing as the world gets warmer.
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