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‘Worst case scenario’: Polar ice caps and Greenland ice sheet melting six times faster than in 1990s

‘Worst case scenario’: Polar ice caps and Greenland ice sheet melting six times faster than in 1990s

The polar ice caps and the Greenland ice sheet are melting six times faster than they were in the 1990s, according to the most complete picture of polar ice-sheet loss to date. The high melt rate corresponds to the “worst case scenario” model for global warming set out by the Intergovernmental Panel on …

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Tropical forests’ ability to absorb carbon nearing ‘tipping point’ and could soon accelerate climate crisis, study finds

Tropical forests’ ability to absorb carbon nearing ‘tipping point’ and could soon accelerate climate crisis, study finds

The ability of the world’s tropical forests to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is decreasing, according to a study tracking 300,000 trees over 30 years. A global research team, led by the University of Leeds, say they fear the world’s remaining undisturbed tropical forests may have already begun to …

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