Our Inability To Deal With Climate Change Is Going to Kill the Penguins

A group of Emperor penguin adults make their way across sea ice in Terre Adélie in East Antarctica. The seabirds rely on sea ice for breeding and raising their young, but declines in sea ice from warmer temperature may be affecting all colony by the end of the century. Courtesy Stephanie Jenouvrier

Many Antarctic Emperor penguin colonies could decline by more than half in less than a century.

As Earth Warms, West Nile Spreads

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The virus took the U.S. by surprise. Thanks to climate change, it’s here to stay. 

7 Scary Facts About How Global Warming Is Scorching the United States

Your new America (observed temperature changes over the last 22 years). National Climate Assessment.

The National Climate Assessment isn’t just about our future. It’s about our scarcely recognizable present.

WATCH: These Reefs Are Beautiful—But Most of the Coral Is Dead

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One tiny Caribbean island is scrambling to save its coral in the face of global warming.

How To Convince Conservative Christians That Global Warming Is Real

Katharine Hayhoe

Millions of Americans are evangelical Christians. Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe is persuading them that our planet is in peril.

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