Hell, Michigan, is a cold place these days: the mercury reads minus 20 celsius. But conditios could change fast. Much of the US is in for warm temperatures soon that will melt all that snow and raise the threat of flooding.
The year 2016 is likely to be the warmest year since records began. According to provisional data, global temperature has already risen by around 1.2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial times.
Temperatures in the Arctic region have reached record highs in the past days. Climate scientists blame the development on global warming.
The effects of climate change are becoming ever more visible. These compelling photographs capture the consequences of global warming at the peak of their impact.
Plastic pollution and overfishing may currently be in the headlines. But rising CO2 emissions are also a key threat to the ocean that covers 71 percent of the planet, and a major challenge for future life on Earth.
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