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  1. futuristic scene of India in 2500
    Climate

    How climate change may shape the world in the centuries to come

    Climate projections need to be pushed long past the established benchmark of 2100, researchers argue.

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  2. image of a forest looking up at the canopy
    Climate

    A new map shows where carbon needs to stay in nature to avoid climate disaster

    Scientists have mapped the location of key natural carbon stores. Keeping these areas intact is crucial to fighting climate change.

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  3. A landscape shot of the Last Ice Area, with the sun setting or rising over ice
    Earth

    Scientists are racing to save the Last Ice Area, an Arctic Noah’s Ark

    The Last Ice Area may be the final refuge for summer sea ice and the creatures that depend on it. Saving it is an ambitious goal with many hurdles.

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  4. a collared puffbird perched on a human hand
    Animals

    Climate change may be shrinking tropical birds

    Scientists had previously found that migratory birds are getting smaller as temperatures rise. Dozens of tropical, nonmigratory species are too.

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  5. image of Earth's atmosphere with the troposphere visible in orange
    Earth

    Earth’s lower atmosphere is rising due to climate change

    In the Northern Hemisphere, the upper boundary of the troposphere, the slice of sky closest to the ground, rose 50 to 60 meters a decade from 1980 to 2020.

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  6. image of a flaming gas flare at an oil field in Texas
    Climate

    Earth will warm 2.7 degrees Celsius based on current pledges to cut emissions

    The world still lags on its commitments to lower greenhouse gas emissions and forestall the worst effects of global warming, a new U.N. report shows.

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  7. image of earthshine
    Earth

    Earth is reflecting less light. It’s not clear if that’s a trend

    A decrease in Earth’s reflectance shows our planet is absorbing more solar radiation, but it’s not clear if the trend will last.

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  8. illustration of a female scientist working in a lab surrounded by calendar sheets with the names of different months
    Science & Society

    How our SN 10 scientists have responded to tumultuous times

    COVID-19, social justice movements and the realities of climate change have given our Scientists to Watch new perspective.

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  9. visualization of ocean surface currents in the oceans around the Americas
    Physics

    Work on complex systems, including Earth’s climate, wins the physics Nobel Prize

    Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann pioneered work on computer simulations of Earth’s climate. Giorgio Parisi found hidden patterns in disordered complex materials.

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