More Wildfires = More Warming = More Wildfires

Andrew Dunlap and his father Dave Dunlap, in truck, watch as a wildfire burns behind their house in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Credit Image: © Christian Murdock/MCT/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Why scientists are scared of the link between bigger wildfires and rapid thawing of northern permafrost.

Could Greenhouse Gases Turn Earth Into Venus?

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Yes, but not anytime soon. 

Consider the Cannibal Lobster

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In warming seas, even lobsters think lobster is delicious.

Map: Oysters, Reefs, and Swamps Protect Billions’ Worth of Real Estate—For Free

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Without natural barriers, twice as much US coastline will be highly exposed to climate risks.

Why Climate Change Has Darwin Down for the Count

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Birds, reptiles, amphibians, and many other animals may not be able to adapt to rising temperatures.

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