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oldest arctic ice melting faster than the rest of the icecap

HOW MANY TIMES ARE WE GOING TO READ that climate change is happening “faster” than expected before we change our expectations—or, at least, our definition of fast? “Stretches of the Arctic’s oldest ice, and its thickest—the last refuge ice that should survive even when the Arctic Ocean technically becomes ice-free in summers later this century—are now disappearing twice as fast as the rest of the Arctic icecap. [Continue reading]

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by 2100, earth passed the safe threshold of warming mark

A LIKELY DOOMSDAY SCENARIO is presented by Emily Atkin in the article “The Blood-Dimmed Tide” for the New Republic (September 16, 2019). “It’s the year 2100. Many of the world’s major powers have spent the last several decades focusing on themselves. Borders have closed. International investments in education and technology have declined. [Continue reading]