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  1. Flooding along South Yuba River in California in 2017.

    California faces heightened risk of megafloods

    Climate change is sharply increasing the risk of a catastrophic megaflood in California that could submerge large swaths of the state and displace millions of residents.

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  2. Nuclear war would cause global famine

    Nuclear war would have profound effects on global food production, resulting in devastating famine.

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  3. Sea ice in Iceland.

    Wildfire smoke can affect Arctic sea ice, new research shows

    Emissions from North American wildfires can have impacts on sea ice thousands of miles away, scientists find.

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  4. A colorful coral reef

    NCAR study identifies where coral reefs may be buffered against warming oceans

    As warming ocean temperatures threaten the existence of coral reefs, scientists at NCAR have successfully used an extremely high-resolution computer simulation of ocean circulation to identify possible “thermal refugia” where these biodiverse ecosystems are more likely to survive.

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  5. Major project to bring together Indigenous knowledge-holders with university-trained scientists

    Haskell Indian Nations University has received $20 million in funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) to lead a new research hub where Indigenous knowledge-holders will work with university-trained scientists to address the impacts of a changing climate on their coastal communities. NCAR is a collaborator in the hub.

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