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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. person wading through flooded Bishnumati River, leaning on motorcycle
    Climate

    2020 babies may suffer up to seven times as many extreme heat waves as 1960s kids

    Children born in 2020 will bear a much heavier burden from climate change during their lifetimes than those born in 1960, a new analysis finds.

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  8. illustration of several types of dinosaurs exploring a habitat with a lake and trees amid rain
    Earth

    A volcano-induced rainy period made Earth’s climate dinosaur-friendly

    New physical evidence links eruptions 234 million to 232 million years ago to climate changes that let dinosaurs start their climb to dominance.

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  9. Pastoruri Glacier in the Peruvian Andes
    Climate

    ‘Ice Rivers’ invites you to get to know our world’s melting glaciers

    In her new book, Jemma Wadham brings readers along on her scientific expeditions to the world’s iciest places.

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