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One of Antarctica’s fastest-shrinking glaciers just lost an iceberg twice the size of Washington, D.C.

By Brandon Specktor, Live Science Highlights: Pine Island Glacier, one of the fastest-shrinking glaciers in Antarctica, broke off chunks of ice in an event known as “calving,” just days after the region hit it’s all-time highest temperature. Calving, the breaking of ice away from the edge of glaciers, has become a nearly annual occurrence for the … Read more

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Antarctic temperature rises above 20C for first time on record

By Jonathan Watts, The Guardian Highlights: Seymore Island along the Antarctic Peninsula reached an all-time high temperature of nearly 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The high temperature was recorded by Terrantar, a Brazilian government project monitoring climate change impacts throughout Antarctica The increasing temperatures may be due to El Niño weather events and shifts in ocean currents … Read more

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Public health, climate impacts, and The Climate Center’s new campaign

The Climate Center speakers Amanda Begley and Destiny Rodriguez

As the nexus between public health and climate impacts comes into sharp focus, public health officers are convening to share their challenges and strategies for addressing the climate crisis. On September 26th at the Westin Sacramento, the Health Officer Association of California (HOAC) met for their bi-annual gathering to discuss climate change as a public … Read more