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imrs.phpIt was 75 degrees in the capital of Greenland on Thursday.

Source: Greenland witnessed its highest June temperature ever recorded on Thursday – The Washington Post

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imrs.phpAnother section of ice has retreated more than scientists realized.

Source: Scientists have found yet another part of Antarctica that may be in trouble – The Washington Post

imrs.phpUnderstanding physics can be difficult under the best of circumstances. Now imagine doing it with a bird brain.

Source: Why don’t birds get lost? They may have mastered quantum mechanics. – The Washington Post

la-nina-infographicExtreme weather phenomenon El Niño is officially on its way out. But stepping quickly into its place is El Niño’s cooler counterpart, La Niña.

Source: Scientists: 2016 likely to be hottest year on record despite looming La Niña – Carbon Brief

la-nina-infographicExtreme weather phenomenon El Niño is officially on its way out. But stepping quickly into its place is El Niño’s cooler counterpart, La Niña.

Source: Scientists: 2016 likely to be hottest year on record despite looming La Niña – Carbon Brief

proxyThe Arctic is on track to be free of sea ice this year or next for the first time in more than 100,000 years, a leading scientist has claimed. Provisional satellite data produced by the US National Snow & Ice Data Centre shows there were just over 11.1 million square kilometres of sea ice on 1 June this year, compared to the average for the last 30 years of nearly 12.7 million square kilometres.

Source: Arctic could become ice-free for first time in more than 100,000 years, claims leading scientist | Climate Change | Environment | The Independent