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Earth & Nature
Winter Storm Jonas
21
Jan

El Niño and Winter Storm Jonas, AKA Snowpocalypse 2016

Winter was running a bit late this year. If you feel the way I do about the winter season, you were probably pleased with the balmy days in the 60s that we continued to enjoy through December and even after Christmas. According to what I’ve read, we can attribute the unseasonably warm winter we’ve had to El Niño and some jet stream-related phenomenon. However, it’s not just the winter that’s been warmer than usual. In fact, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have reported that 2015 as a whole has shattered global heat records. Breaking: 2015 was Earth's warmest year by widest margin on record, say #NOAA & @NASA https://t.co/kkE8THQtHE pic.twitter.com/e99nW8LDP5 — NOAA (@NOAA) January 20, 2016...
Mass extinction event global warming
21
Jun

Earth’s sixth mass extinction is here, study confirms

After comparing the natural rate of extinction to the rate seen today, scientists confirm that Earth is currently in its sixth mass extinction event.