This week in climate news - 19 February 2017
The most popular articles from the past week.
Data contradicts climate change sceptics, who have pointed to earlier increases in areas of sea ice to support their views. Sea ice around Antarctica has shrunk to the smallest annual extent on record after years of resisting a trend of manmade global warming, preliminary US satellite data has shown. »
The proportion of people in the UK who accept climate change is happening and is largely human-made has risen from 57 per cent three years ago to 64 per cent now. »
Climate change is threatening about 700 endangered species and policymakers must act urgently to lessen impact. The impact of climate change on threatened and endangered wildlife has been dramatically underreported, with scientists calling on policymakers to act urgently to slow its effects before entire species are lost for good. »
Climate change is leading to more extreme rainfalls that can overwhelm infrastructure -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
Knowing the rate at which the oceans absorb carbon pollution is a key to understanding how fast climate change will occur As humans burn fossil fuels and release greenhouse gases, those gases enter the atmosphere where they cause increases in global temperatures and climate consequences such as more frequent and severe heat waves, droughts, changes to rainfall patterns, and rising seas. »
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