1. Climate targets: A scene from COP 21 in Paris

    Reconciling Paris Agreement goals for temperature, emissions

    The agreement stipulates that warming be limited to between 1.5 degrees C (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) and 2 degrees C (3.6 degrees F). It also stipulates that countries achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the second half of this century.

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  2. map of expected sea level rise

    Cutting greenhouse gas emissions would help spare cities worldwide from rising seas

    Cutting emissions would reduce the threat of sea level rise to coastal cities worldwide, with especially significant benefits for New York and other U.S. East Coast cities.

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  3. Reaching for GOLD

    A nationwide group of pilot projects is using innovative approaches to make the geosciences more inclusive and diverse.

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  4. The upper Rio Grande watershed

    Taking the temperature of streamflow forecasts

    Adding temperature predictions into seasonal streamflow forecasts in the U.S. Southwest could increase the accuracy of those forecasts.

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  5. 2 feet of sea level rise

    The rate of sea level rise is accelerating, a new study finds

    Global sea level rise is not cruising along at a steady 3 mm per year; it’s accelerating a little every year.

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