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Even If Emission Reduction Targets Are Met, Earth Still Heading Towards ‘Hothouse’ State

LONDON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – The world is at risk of entering “hothouse” conditions where global average temperatures will be 4-5 degrees Celsius higher even if emissions reduction targets under a global climate deal are met, scientists said in a study published on Monday. The report comes amid a heatwave …

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Hothouse Earth: Humanity under threat as scientists predict NINE catastrophes brewing | Science | News

Climate change will see temperatures rise 4C-5C higher than regular temperatures causing a “severe risks for health, economies, political stability, and ultimately, the habitability of the planet for humans”. The doomsday warning comes from a team of international university researchers, who said global targets to keep temperatures from rising 2C …

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NASA asteroid WARNING: Meteor radar to protect Earth from impact | Science | News

A study published in the journal Meteoritics and Planetary Science has found NASA’s new Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) satellites can pick up meteors in the atmosphere. The GLM spacecraft detects so-called bolides, or meteors that brilliantly light up when they explode in the atmosphere. Some of the meteors have been …

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Uranus ‘was hit by a massive object twice size of Earth that caused it to tilt’ | Science | News

Astronomers from Durham University led an international team of experts to investigate how Uranus came to be tilted on its side and what consequences a giant impact would have had on the planet’s evolution. The team ran the first high-resolution computer simulations of different massive collisions with the ice giant …

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