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January/February 2016

It’s too late to stop climate change from happening. But we can begin to limit the damage and slow it down.

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    Stop Emissions!

    A climate scientist argues that it should no longer be acceptable to dump carbon dioxide in the sky.
  • On an Instagram account called everydayclimatechange, the photographer James Whitlow Delano curates pictures that document causes and effects of global warming and responses to it.
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    The Evidence

    Oceans are rising, Antarctica is losing its ice sheets, and the lower atmosphere is heating up. Satellite data (bottom) shows the atmosphere is warming at its lowest layer (the troposphere), while the stratosphere, which begins around 10 kilometers above the ground, is cooling. Scientists say this is consistent with the greenhouse effect.
  • Here’s a smart way for us to limit carbon emissions and keep global warming below 2 °C.
  • An inventor of a storage technology tries to outlast a brutal stretch for new energy companies.
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    A Change of Mind

    Diana Bianchi championed tests that find Down syndrome early in pregnancy. Now can she find a way to treat it?
  • One cognitive scientist thinks the leading approach to machine learning can be improved by ideas gleaned from studying children.

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