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  1. An image of Hurricane Harvey taken by the GOES-16 satellite

    Record-breaking ocean heat fueled Hurricane Harvey

    In the weeks before Hurricane Harvey tore across the Gulf of Mexico and plowed into the Texas coast in August 2017, the Gulf's waters were warmer than any time on record.

    • Weather,
    • Climate

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  2. 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.

    • Climate

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  3. 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.

    • Climate

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  4. 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.

    • Climate

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  5. A flood in Colorado, a drought in Texas

    Drier and wetter: The future of precipitation variability

    Precipitation variability — the swing from dry to wet and back again — will continue to increase across the majority of the world's land area as the climate warms.

    • Climate,
    • Water

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