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Many extreme weather events can be traced back to an atmospheric 'traffic jam,' study suggests

Many extreme weather events can be traced back to an atmospheric 'traffic jam,' study suggests When weather patterns hit a traffic jam, extreme events often result.The study pinpoints a phenomenon known as "planetary wave resonance" for trapping the storm above the Balkans.

Most of Fort McMurray spared as wildfire grows outside of oil town

Most of Fort McMurray spared as wildfire grows outside of oil town The massive fire that claimed 2,400 buildings in Fort McMurray, Canada continues to burn, but fortunately away from city limits.Local officials estimate that 85% to 90% of Fort McMurray was spared by the more than weeklong blaze.

Fractures seen in rapidly melting Arctic sea ice, and it's only May

Fractures seen in rapidly melting Arctic sea ice, and it's only May Even accounting for the accelerating pace of Arctic climate change, sea ice loss in the Far North is running well ahead of schedule.This may signal a near record or record low sea ice extent to come in September.

Climate votes at Exxon, Chevron signal growing demand to change business as usual

Climate votes at Exxon, Chevron signal growing demand to change business as usual That is, until Wednesday, when climate-related resolutions received by far their highest level of support on record in the history of Exxon and Chevron.Meanwhile, in California, a nearly identically worded resolution got 41% of the vote from Chevron's shareholders.

Mansions fall into ocean as wild storm lashes east coast of Australia

One mansion, propped on a cliff in the badly-affected area of Collaroy beach, lost its swimming pool to the wild ocean.Other multi-million dollar properties along the same strip lost their balconies and lower levels.

The last woolly mammoths in North America didn’t starve — they died of thirst

The last woolly mammoths in North America didn’t starve — they died of thirst New research on the last-surviving mammoth population in North America has shown that this particular group probably didn’t die as the result of human hunting or a loss of food.One possible explanation for the Saint Paul mammoths’ eventual extinction would be the glacial melt that created the island in the first place.

Connecting the dots on 2016’s extreme summer weather and global warming

Connecting the dots on 2016’s extreme summer weather and global warming And there has never been a year, and most especially a summer, that has so prominently and destructively showcased this.Right now, wildfires are blazing across the drought-stricken western United States, overpowering firefighters in California.

Visualizing July's astounding global temperature records

Visualizing July's astounding global temperature records The month was the warmest month of any month recorded since at least 1880, according to NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Japan Meteorological Agency.“It wasn’t by the widest of margins, but July 2016 was the warmest month since modern record-keeping began in 1880,” said NASA's Gavin Schmidt, who directs the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS).

Climate change could cost millennials trillions of dollars in lifetime income

Climate change could cost millennials trillions of dollars in lifetime income Americans in their 20s and 30s could lose trillions of dollars in potential lifetime earnings as climate change disrupts the global economy and weakens U.8 trillion in lifetime income without climate action, NextGen said.

A lengthening crack is threatening to cause an Antarctic ice shelf to collapse

A lengthening crack is threatening to cause an Antarctic ice shelf to collapse About 10 to 12 percent of the Larsen C Ice Shelf is expected to break off during such an event, leaving the larger ice shelf even more vulnerable to melting from increasing air and ocean temperatures.The iceberg and ice shelf melting would not, however, increase sea levels, since the ice is already resting in the ocean, like an ice cube in a glass.