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The Shum Show: Wacky Weather

There's wacky weather and climate news all around this week on the Shum Show.

Scientists Urge Obama to Halt Oil Leasing in the Arctic

Nearly 400 scientists are asking President Obama to halt oil and gas leasing in the Arctic Ocean.

The Weird Weather That Entrenched California’s Drought

Global warming and the whims of the weather mean California remains in drought despite the El Niño.

Melting Arctic Could Supercharge Climate Feedback Loop

Carbon dioxide could play a significant role in the climate impacts of thawing permafrost.

Wildfires Disrupt Oil Sands, Exposing Climate Risk

Wildfires have forced a drastic cut to oil sands production in Canada, exposing a growing climate risk.

Arctic Sea Ice Breaks May Record . . . By A Lot

Arctic sea ice shrank to its fourth-lowest level in 50 years last month, setting a new record low for May.

Long Overlooked Area of Antarctica Sees Major Ice Loss

A new study finds that a relatively little studied part of West Antarctica has seen considerable ice loss.

Warming Could Boost Carbon Storage in Alaska Forests

Climate change could boost the carbon sequestration potential of Alaska's temperate forests.

The Shum Show: A Spring Fling with Winter Precip

Get the scoop on weather and climate on the Shum Show.

Hurricanes Boost Carbon Storage in Southeastern Forests

Hurricanes supercharge forests' ability to store carbon, Duke University researchers have found.

Paris Pact Could Benefit From Halt of Fossil Fuel Leases

Phasing out coal, oil and gas leasing could help the U.S. meet its Paris climate goals, a new study says.

Indigenous Stories Are Filling Gaps in Climate Data

Indigenous stories are filling in knowledge gaps in climate change data that computer models are missing.

Fate of World’s Coastlines Rests on Melting Antarctic Ice

Scientists don't know how much flooding Antarctic melting will cause — but it may wipe out cities.

Sinking Atlantic Coastline Meets Rapidly Rising Seas

The East Coast is sinking, which is worsening the impacts of sea level rise. These are the hot spots.

Nenana Ice Classic: 100 Years

The rapidly warming Arctic is already impacting Alaska, as earlier ice breakups on the Tanana River are more likely.

Greenland’s Melt Season Started Nearly Two Months Early

Warm, wet weather helped set a record for the earliest start to the Greenland ice sheet melt season.

Carbon Pollution Seen As Key Driver of Sea Level Rise

During the 20th century, humans took over from nature as the leading cause of sea level rise.

Climate Change is Altering How the Poles Drift

New research sheds light on how ice loss driven by climate change is affecting Earth's spin axis.

White House: Climate Change Poses Urgent Health Risk

Climate change is a major threat to human health, according to a report released Monday.

With Climate Change, More Rain or Snow?

A new Climate Central analysis found an increase in the percentage of winter precipitation falling as rain in many western states.

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More CO2 = More Pollen If CO2 emissions continue at the current pace, pollen counts are projected to nearly double by 2060.

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