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Floodwaters slowly recede in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in Lafitte, Louisiana, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021.

New IPCC report says climate change poses an extreme risk to billions of people

Climate change could be disastrous for human civilization, warns a new report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The Castillo de San Marcos, one of the major heritage sites in St. Augustine, Florida,

Rising sea levels along Florida’s coast threaten to damage valuable archeological sites

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The Thwaites Glacier is one of the hardest places in Antarctica to access, and scientists have only recently been able to go there to study it.

The melting and collapse of Thwaites Glacier could affect sea levels for years to come

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A vast, white sheet of ice

Rapid ice melt and sea-level rise will be part of our global future — no matter what

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A view of the Grand Canal following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Venice, Italy, May 24, 2020.

The canals are clear thanks to the coronavirus, but Venice’s existential threat Is climate change

A woman is shown wearing a red shirt and walking with a crate next to a heavily damaged home.

Earth’s hottest decade on record marked by extreme storms, deadly wildfires

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As global warming intensified, people and ecosystems felt the climate changing, from the hurricane-ravaged coasts to the fast-warming Arctic.

Chair of IPCC Hoesung Lee presents Monaco's Prince Albert II with the special report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate Context at UN in New York.

Cut emissions to avert catastrophic sea-level rise: UN climate report

Days after youth climate strike, a new report by a UN-backed panel of experts found that radical action may yet avert some of the worst possible outcomes of global warming.

Drone footage shows large icebergs that have recently broken off the ice shelf in West Antarctica.

If Thwaites Glacier collapses, it would change global coastlines forever

Scientists fear its collapse could one day destabilize surrounding glaciers and eventually trigger up to 11 feet of global sea level rise.

Two yellow tents and a larger dome tent are staked into the snow. At the top of the image is a wing of a tiny prop plane.

These scientists used small explosions to ‘see’ under Antarctica and measure how fast a key glacier will melt

A team of four researchers spent 10 days in one of the remote places on earth to scout locations for sensors that will measure the warm water that is melting the Thwaites Glacier from below.

A man is shown laying on mud-covered mangroves wearing only green shorts with his left arm in the mud to his shoulder.

Brazil’s mangroves on the front line of climate change

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Scientists have warned that water temperatures are increasing far faster than expected, which drives rising sea levels. Many suggest Brazil’s large mangrove forest, a vital protection against climate change, are on the front lines.