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    • • Climate Shocks Are Making
      Parts of America Uninsurable
      It Just Got Worse


      June 2, 2023 - The climate crisis is becoming a financial crisis.

      This month, the largest homeowner insurance company in California, State Farm, announced that it would stop selling coverage to homeowners. That’s not just in wildfire zones, but everywhere in the state.

    • • Who Are Rich Nations
      Protecting From Climate Change?
      Some of Those Billions
      Are Going to Stange Places


      June 1, 2023 - Wealthy countries have pledged $100 billion a year to help reduce the effects of global warming. But Reuters found large sums going to projects including a coal plant, a hotel and chocolate shops.

    • • Arizona Limits Construction Around Phoenix
      A Dwindling Water
      Supply is the Culprit


      June 1, 2023 - Arizona has determined that there is not enough groundwater for all of the housing construction that has already been approved in the Phoenix area, and will stop developers from building some new subdivisions, a sign of looming trouble in the West and other places where overuse, drought and climate change are straining water supplies.

    • • Arctic Risks Loom Large
      as Blinken Tours NATO’s North
      Climate Change is Opening New Sea Routes for Trade and Trouble


      May 31, 2023 - As polar ice melts, Russia, already a major Arctic power, wants to make the region its own. China has ambitions for a “Polar Silk Road.” And NATO is embracing Finland — and Sweden too, Washington hopes — giving the alliance new reach in the Far North.

    • • Europe’s United Front To Battle
      Climate Change - Not So United
      Cracks Are Emerging


      May 30, 2023 -The European Union has been at the forefront of the fight against climate change and the protection of nature for years. But it now finds itself under pressure from within to pause new environmental efforts amid fears they will hurt the economy.

      With the next European Parliament elections set for 2024, some leaders and lawmakers are concerned about antagonizing workers and voters with new binding legislation and restrictive measures and are urging the 27-nation bloc to hit the brakes.

    • • Could Climate Change Cut off the Panama Canal?
      Water Levels are Down Due to Less Rain in Central America

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      May 29, 2023 -The Panama Canal connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific. Its creation was a huge boon for global shipping. Before the canal was completed, a ship had to travel around the southern tip of South America, a much longer and more dangerous route.

      The sea around the stormy Cape Horn was a veritable ships' graveyard for centuries. Thousands of sailors died there and countless ships were lost. But the passage through the Panama Canal shortened the trip by more than 13,000 kilometers (8,000 miles), saving money and time.

    • • An Online “Danger Season” Map
      Released by the
      Union of Concerned Scientists


      May 29, 2023 -Just before the unofficial start of summer, a summer projected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to be hotter than normal, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has launched an online “Danger Season” map, showing which parts of the country are at risk of extreme heat, wildfires, storms, or flooding.

      The map will update daily through October, during the months when extreme weather events in the United States and its territories have not only become more common and damaging, but also are more likely to overlap.

    • • How Extreme Heat Causes Cascading Crises
      Power Grids and Hospitals Can Be Overwhelmed, but there are Fixes


      May 26, 2023 -Extreme heat can bring on some extremely dangerous feedback loops for American hospitals and clinics.

      The good news is that there are some practical fixes.

      The time to prepare is now. Because the heat is likely to get worse. Much worse. Quite soon.

    • • 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Prediction Uncertainty
      Forecasts Hinge On What Will Happen with El Niño and Atlantic Sea Surface Temperatures


      May 26, 2023 - It’s hard to know how busy this year’s Atlantic hurricane season will be, thanks to a rarely observed combination of ocean and climate conditions.

      The Atlantic Ocean is in an active storm era, a years long period of increasing storm activity. Plus sea surface temperatures there are much higher than usual this year, which can fuel storms,

    • • Emissions of a Super Climate
      Pollutant From Chemical Plants in China
      A US Non-Profit Aims to Reduce It


      May 24, 2023 -A new initiative by the Climate Action Reserve, a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles, could play a significant role in curbing emissions of a potent climate pollutant from chemical plants in China while filling a gap in international climate agreements and China’s environmental regulations.

      However, a former industry insider who worked for chemical producers decades ago when they voluntarily reduced their emissions of the pollutant, nitrous oxide, said the new initiative would unfairly reward bad actor companies who continued to pollute, long after low-cost pollution controls were widely adopted by their peers.

    • • Record Low Water Levels at Lake Powel
      It Reveals an ‘Amazing Silver Lining’


      May 23, 2023 -If you want to see the Colorado River change in real time, head to Lake Powell.

      At the nation’s second-largest reservoir, water levels recently dipped to the lowest they’ve been since 1968. As the water recedes, a breathtaking landscape of deep red-rock canyons that cradle lush ecosystems and otherworldly arches, caverns and waterfalls is emerging.

    • • COP28 Chief Under Fire
      from EU and US Lawmakers
      Sultan Al Jaber’s Appointment Jeopardizes the UN Climate Talks


      May 23, 2023 -More than 130 lawmakers from the European Union and the United States are calling for the removal of oil executive Sultan Al Jaber as president of this year’s COP28 climate talks.

      In a joint letter — addressed to the United Nations, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and U.S. President Joe Biden — the lawmakers warn of fossil fuel companies exerting “undue influence” over the negotiations, which take place in the United Arab Emirates at the end of the year.

    • • A Temperature Rise of 2
      Degrees C Could Impact Billions
      Under Current Climate Change Policies, Billions Will Face Life-Threatening Heat

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      May 22, 2023 - About 2 billion people will live in hazardous heat conditions by the end of the century if climate policies continue on their current trajectory, according to new research published in the Nature Sustainability journal That represents 23% of the projected global population.

      If the climate warms more drastically — a potential scenario under current policies — about 3.3 billion people could face extreme temperatures by the end of the century.

    • • Parts of Western Canada are on Fire
      Wildfires Raging in Alberta and British Columbia have Created a Sense of Panic and Fear


      May 22, 2023 -As acrid smoke filled the air, turning the sky around her sleepy hometown, Fox Creek, Alberta, a garish blood orange, Nicole Clarke said she felt a sense of terror.

      With no time to collect family photographs, she grabbed her two young children, hopped into her pickup truck, and sped away, praying she wouldn’t drive into the blaze’s menacing path.

    • • India Scorched by Extreme Heat
      Delayed Monsoon Rains
      Contribute to the Problem

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      May 22, 2023 -Swathes of India from the northwest to the southeast braced for more scorching heat Monday, with New Delhi under a severe weather alert, as extreme temperatures strike parts of the country.

      The Indian Meteorological Department issued a heat wave alert for seven southern and central states last week and broadened it to the capital and some northern states on Monday as sizzling temperatures breached normal levels.

    • • Damage Estimates from the Next El Niño
      It Could Total $3 Trillion


      May 22, 2023 - Two researchers at Dartmouth College have published a report in the journal Science which predicts that the economic impact of the next El Niño weather event (expected to occur this year) will be $3 trillion through 2029, compared to the same period without such an event.

      In a press release, the authors of the study says that in the years when El Niño occurs, a band of warm ocean water that spans from South America to Asia triggers far reaching weather changes which result in devastating floods, crop killing droughts, plummeting fish populations, and an uptick in tropical diseases. Here’s the abstract of the study:

    • • Proposal Would Aid Drought-
      Stricken Colorado River
      3 Western States
      Offer Water Use Cuts

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      May 22, 2023 -Arizona, Nevada and California said Monday they’re willing to cut back on their use of the dwindling Colorado River in exchange for money from the federal government -- and to avoid forced cuts as drought threatens the key water supply for the U.S. West.

      The $1.2 billion plan, a potential breakthrough in a year-long stalemate, would conserve an additional 3 million acre-feet of water through 2026, when current guidelines for how the river is shared expire. About half the cuts would come by the end of 2024. That’s less than what federal officials said last year would be needed to stave off crisis in the river but still marks a notable step in long and difficult negotiations between the three states.

    • • Damages from Extreme
      Weather Over the Past Half-Century
      2M Killed, $4.3 Trillion in Damages

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      May 22, 2023 - The economic damage of weather- and climate-related disasters continues to rise, even as improvements in early warning have helped reduce the human toll, the U.N. weather agency said Monday.

      The World Meteorological Organization, in an updated report, tallied nearly 12,000 extreme weather, climate and water-related events over the past half-century around the globe that have killed more than 2 million people and caused economic damage of $4.3 trillion.

    • • Brazilian Ecologists are Trying
      to Succeed Where a Government has Failed
      A New Approach
      Against Deforestation and Poverty
      Collaborate to Do Just That

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      May 22, 2023 - They’re managing a stretch of land in a way that welcomes both local people and scientists to engage in preserving the world’s largest tropical forest.

      The goal is ambitious, counter the forces that have destroyed 10% of the forest in less than four decades and create something that can be replicated in other parts of the Amazon.

    • • The World's Lakes Are Shrinking
      More than Half of the Largest Lakes and Water Reservoirs Around the Globe Have Lost Water


      May 19, 2023 - The world’s largest lakes are rapidly shrinking, endangering a critical freshwater source for people around the world. In a new study published in the journal Science, researchers looked at satellite imagery to see that more than half of the world’s largest reservoirs and lakes have lost water.

      The team analyzed satellite images of 1,972 of the biggest lakes from 1992 to 2020; they also looked at long-term recorded water levels and recent water measurements. They found that 53% of these lakes and reservoirs had lost water, and the total loss was comparable to 17 times the amount of water that could fill Lake Mead, the U.S.’s largest reservoir.

    • • Cities vs. Rising Seas
      Around the World, Millions Could Lose their Homes in the Coming Decades


      May 19, 2023 - Global warming raises sea levels in two ways. First, it melts glaciers and ice sheets, adding water to the oceans. Second, higher temperatures make all that water expand, increasing its volume. Sea levels have already risen about 9 inches, or roughly 23 centimeters, since 1880

      How much more will the seas rise? That depends on how much we let global temperatures rise. If climate change is left unchecked, ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland could eventually shift from gradual melting to collapse. Scientists aren’t sure exactly where that tipping point lies in the future.

    • • Jakarta is Sinking, and Indonesia’s
      President has Chosen to Move the Capital
      The City Will be a Model of Environmental Stewardship, Carbon Neutral Within a Few Decades


      May 17, 2023 - “Jakarta has a lot of problems,” says Hannah Beech, The NY Times’s senior correspondent for Asia, “but its most existential one is that it is sinking in some places by up to a foot a year.”

      Climate change is part of the reason: The Java Sea — which surrounds Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital — is rising. But an even bigger factor is that Jakartans, desperate for access to clean water, have dug thousands of illegal wells that effectively deflate the marshes underneath the city. Today, 40 percent of Jakarta lies below sea level, and flooding is increasingly common.

    • • Canada’s Wildfires Have Been Disrupting Lives
      Now, Oil and Gas Take a Hit


      May 17, 2023 - Wildfires sweeping across western Canada that have driven thousands of people from their homes are also striking the heart of Canadian oil and gas country, forcing companies to curb production.

      As flames bore down on wells and pipelines, major drillers like Chevron and Paramount Resources together shut down the equivalent of at least 240,000 barrels of oil a day, according to the energy consulting firm Rystad Energy.

    • • World Likely to Breach
      1.5C Climate Threshold by 2027
      El Niño and Human-Induced Climate Breakdown Could Push Temperatures into ‘Uncharted Territory’


      May 17, 2023 -The world is almost certain to experience new record temperatures in the next five years, and temperatures are likely to rise by more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, scientists have warned.

      The breaching of the crucial 1.5C threshold, which scientists have warned could have dire consequences, should be only temporary, according to research from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

    • • A Heat Advisory in the Pacific Northwest
      12 Million People Could be Affected


      May 16, 2023 - More than 12 million people remained under a heat advisory on Sunday in the Pacific Northwest as temperatures on Saturday soared to more than 20 degrees higher than normal in Oregon and Washington State and toppled records that in some cases had been standing for decades.

    • • The North Sea is Coming for their Homes
      Homeowners Along the Eastern Coast of England are Watching the North Sea Swallow their Communities


      May 16, 2023 - On a stormy day in the spring of 2021, the sea defenses on the beach below Lucy Ansbro’s cliff-top home in Thorpeness, England, washed away. Then, the end of her garden collapsed into the North Sea.

      As she watched the plants tumble over the edge, she feared that her house in this coastal village 110 miles northeast of London would be next.

    • • Ukraine Is Planning Its Green Reconstruction
      This Despite the Ongoing War

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      May 15, 2023 - Ukrainian activists, scientists and architects are pushing for a postwar recovery unlike any in history, with a focus on climate resilience and clean energy.

    • • Cyclone Mocha's Effects
      It Leaves Thousands Homeless in Bangladesh and Myanmar


      May 15, 2023 - Hundreds of thousands of people began repairing or rebuilding their homes and livelihoods on Monday after a deadly cyclone hit Myanmar and Bangladesh over the weekend.

    • • NYC Skyscrapers Turn to Carbon Capture
      A Way to Meet Climate Goals


      May 15, 2023 - From the outside, the residential high-rise on Manhattan’s Upper West Side looks pretty much like any other luxury building: A doorman greets visitors in a spacious lobby adorned with tapestry and marble.

      Yet just below in the basement is an unusual set of equipment that no other building in New York City — indeed few in the world — can claim. In an effort to drastically reduce the 30-story building’s emissions, the owners have installed a maze of twisting pipes and tanks that collect carbon dioxide from the massive, gas-fired boilers in the basement before it goes to the chimney and is released into the air.

    • • Climate Change Brings
      Warmer, Wetter Weather to Trinidad
      But It Still Refuses
      to Stop Using Fossil Fuels


      May 15, 2023 - Imtiaz Khan remembers the rains of his childhood as being light and providing welcome relief from the summer heat. A heavy shower, he said, would arrive only about once a month during the rainy season.

      Now 48, and president of the Carli Bay Fishing Association, Mr. Khan said the rains were something to dread. Storms are so regular, he said, there is serious flooding every year. The heavy downpours carry sediment into the bay, turning the sea cloudy and brown. Mangrove nurseries have been washed away. Clams, oysters, mussels and many species of fish are in decline.

    • • Cool, Fascinating and Fun Climate Jobs
      You Can Find a Rewarding Climate Career? -You Told Us All About It


      May 12, 2023 - Two weeks ago, the NY Times asked you to talk about your careers in the field. Nearly everyone who wrote back said they enjoy what they’re doing.

      Many of you had changed careers. Why? Because you cared, you needed meaning, you felt compelled to do something. For some, it meant going back to school to learn new skills. Online communities that post jobs and offer tips have also helped.

    • • EPA Proposes Carbon Emission
      Limits on Coal and Gas-Fired Plants
      Almost All the Coal Plants — Along With Large, Frequently Used Gas-Fired Power Plants — Would Have to Cut Or Capture Nearly All Their Carbon Dioxide Emissions by 2038


      May 11, 2023 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed new carbon emission standards for U.S. coal and natural gas-fired power plants, its most ambitious effort yet to fight off planet-warming pollution and bring about a carbon-free power sector by 2040.

      The proposed rule leans on hydrogen as a low-carbon fuel that could be used as one strategy to meet the carbon reduction goals.

    • • Climate Change, Earthquakes
      and Hydropower in the Himalayas
      Emerging Research Indicates that Climate Change May be Affecting the Frequency of Earthquakes in the Himalayas

      May 11, 2023, (theThirdPole) - The Himalayas are relatively new mountains, created by the Indian tectonic plate being pushed under the Eurasian plate, causing it to buckle. Earthquakes are caused by a release of the pressure that builds when tectonic plates slip against each other, and so as this plate movement continues, the Himalayan region is very prone to earthquakes.

      With climate change impacting weather patterns, melting glaciers and destabilizing mountain slopes, it is already adding to the dangers associated with earthquakes in the Himalayas. Meanwhile, new research suggests that climate change may even be having an effect on the frequency of earthquakes in the region.

    • • Wildfire Smoke from Australia
      Affected Climate Events Around the World
      New Research Implicates Emissions from the 2019-2020 Australian Fires in the Emergence of a Three-Year Super La Niña


      May 10, 2023 -The aerosol fallout from wildfires that burned across more than 70,000 square miles of Australia in 2019 and 2020 was so persistent and widespread that it brightened a vast area of clouds above the subtropical Pacific Ocean.

      Beneath those clouds, the ocean surface and the atmosphere cooled, shifting a key tropical rainfall belt northward and nudging the Equatorial Pacific toward an unexpected and long-lasting cool phase of the La Niña-El Niño cycle, according to research published today in Science Advances.

    • • He Could Uncork Trillions to Help Fix the Planet
      What Steps Will Ajay Banga Take When He Becomes World Bank Chief?


      May 9, 2023 - What if a new world leader came on the scene who could potentially free up trillions to help developing countries cope with climate change?

      That’s essentially what could be happening soon at the World Bank. The bank’s mission is to help countries develop sustainably and reduce poverty. The bank advises countries on what they need to do, lending them money to get projects off the ground and guaranteeing investments from other financial institutions.

    • • Mapping Superstorms at Sea
      Filled With Maps Enhancing the Story


      May 9, 2023 - Throughout history, most sea captains have tried to steer their vessels out of extreme weather, but the whole purpose of SD 1045 was to steer into it. “The goal was not just to get into the hurricane but to get to the strongest quarter,” Jenkins said as we watched a video of the storm, shot from SD 1045’s masthead camera.

      “The big engineering challenge was to create enough sailing power to get in front of the storm, but not so much power that the storm destroys the boat.”

    • • Over 5,500 Still Missing in Flood-Hit East Congo
      Shaken Survivors Wait For Food Aid


      May 9, 2023 -Scores of bodies have been recovered from the villages of Bushushu and Nyamukubi in South Kivu province's Kalehe territory since torrential rain caused landslides and flash floods on Thursday, flattening buildings and sweeping away crops.

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    • • The New Wold Bank Chief
      He Could Uncork
      Trillions to Help Fix the Planet


      May 9, 2023 -What if a new world leader came on the scene who could potentially free up trillions to help developing countries cope with climate change?

      That’s essentially what could be happening soon at the World Bank. The bank’s mission is to help countries develop sustainably and reduce poverty. The bank advises countries on what they need to do, lending them money to get projects off the ground and guaranteeing investments from other financial institutions.

    • • A Greenland Glacier is Rapid Melting
      It May Signal Faster Sea Level Rise


      May 8, 2023 -Scientists studying one of Greenland’s largest glaciers say it is melting far faster than expected in its most vulnerable region, a worrying sign that glaciers perched in the ocean could contribute to sea level rise more quickly than currently forecast.

    • • Florida’s Climate Resilience Plan Is Real?
      Can It Be True?


      May 8, 2023 -If enacted, this bill will expand the requirements of Florida’s Sea-Level Impact Projection (SLIP) studies beyond the current coastal construction zone and into all areas threatened by current and projected sea level rise, not just in areas directly on the coast.

      >The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has come out in favor of Florida’s new legislation that advances the prioritization of climate resilience.

    • • Backup Power: A Growing Need, if You Can Afford It
      But Generators and Batteries
      Are Still Out of Reach for Many


      May 6, 2023 - When frigid weather caused rolling blackouts on Christmas Eve across North Carolina, Eliana and David Mundula quickly grew worried about their 2½-week-old daughter, whom they had brought home days earlier from a neonatal intensive care unit.

      “The temperature was dropping in the house,” said Ms. Mundula, who lives in Matthews, south of Charlotte. “I became angry.”

    • • In Parched Arizona, Produce Gardens Bloom
      Gardeners and Small Farmers Grow Produce With a Surprisingly Scant Amount of Water


      May 6, 2023 - They are converting lawns to forest gardens, and tending urban farms in food deserts around Phoenix.

      And many are drawing on the agricultural knowledge of Native Americans, who thrived in the arid Southwest before colonization.

    • • More than 100 Killed in Congo Flooding
      Brought on by Torrential Rains in Eastern Congo’s South Kivu Province

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      May 5, 2023 -Thomas Bakenge, a regional government official gave the estimate after overseeing recovery efforts in the affected territory of Kalehe, calling the scale of destruction “enormous, beyond words ... whole houses were carried away.” He said bodies were still being collected from the shores of the nearby Lake Kivu.

      Two rivers broke their banks after the heavy rains which began on Thursday evening and there have been multiple landslides with scores of homes destroyed, according to Delphin Birimbi, a community leader in the region.

    • • Global Food Supply Threatened
      by Rapid Rise in Fungal Attacks
      A Coordinated Effort With Funders, Governments and Farmers is Required


      May 5, 2023 -Last year, the World Health Organization (WHO)released a ranking of fungal pathogens that can infect humans. Many of these have developed resistance to treatments and are becoming very dangerous. However, fungi pose another, indirect threat to human health. Scientists are now warning that climate change will bring a rise in fungal attacks on crops, threatening global food security.

    • • Fungal Attacks Threaten Global Food Supply
      Climate Crisis is Exacerbating Damage Caused by Crop-Destroying Fungi, Risking ‘Global Health Catastrophe’


      May 3, 2023 - Fast-rising fungal attacks on the world’s most important crops threaten the planet’s future food supply, scientists have said, warning that failing to tackle fungal pathogens could lead to a “global health catastrophe”.

      Fungi are already by far the biggest destroyer of crops. They are highly resilient, travel long distances on the wind and can feast on large fields of a single crop. They are also extremely adaptable and many have developed resistance to common fungicides.

    • • Inside Big Beef’s Climate Messaging Machine:
      Confuse, Defend and Downplay


      May 3, 2023 - The US beef industry is creating an army of influencers and citizen activists to help amplify a message that will be key to its future success: that you shouldn’t be too worried about the growing attention around the environmental impacts of its production.

      In particular, it would like you not to be especially concerned about how meat consumption needs to be reduced if we are to avoid the most violently disruptive forms of planetary heating (even if all fossil fuel use ended tomorrow).

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    Yale CC Communication

    Jan. 22, 2022,-We live in an urbanizing world. Up to two-thirds of the its population – some six billion people – may live in cities by 2050.

    Cities have emerged as first responders to climate change because they experience the impacts of natural disasters firsthand and because they produce up to 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions.

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    Causes and Consequences

    Click on a subject for more information.

  • Meat Consumption
  • CO2 Pollution
  • Concrete's Footprint
  • Deforestation
  • Ice Meltdown
  • Poor Regulation
  • Population Growth
  • Sea-Level Rise
  • Approaches

    Click on a subject for more information.

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    Climate Change in Your City's Future

    Using the Calculator
    (click the image for more)

    The free to download ESD Research app was developed by EarthSystemData together with the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change at East Anglia University. It’s being launched the same week the United Nations COP26 climate conference was supposed to start in Scotland (which has been postponed until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic).

    The simulations allow users to see what their city would look like in 2100 if global warming is limited to below 2ºC, which is the goal of the Paris Agreement from 2015. Then, as a second scenario, it shows the results of a “moderate” emissions reduction, with global temperatures reaching about 4ºC in 2100.

    Using it is pretty straightforward. You go into the app, type in the location you want to look at and then the app shows simulations of the current climate and projections of the future with the two possible scenarios. ESD Research is already available to download for free in the Apple Store and in Google Play.

    The researchers at Tyndall said that many cities are predicted to warm by approximately the same as the planet average by the end of the century — both in the low CO2 emissions and the moderate CO2 emissions projections. The warming in the Arctic could be more than double or more the planetary average increase in temperature.

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