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Depths of the Weddell Sea are warming five times faster than elsewhere

Throughout the past 30 years, the depths of the Antarctic Weddell Sea have warmed five times faster than the rest of the ocean at depths exceeding 2,000 metres, according to oceanographers from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research.

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By calling climate change 'controversial,' Barrett created controversy

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The Great Barrier Reef has lost half its corals

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A guide to climate change in the 2020 presidential election

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