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11 Jaw-Dropping Images Of Our Warming Planet

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Polar bears sit atop melting mounds of Arctic ice, levels of which have been dwindling at an alarming rate over the past decade.


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Climate change makes all kinds of extreme storms worse, like the unusual snowfall that buried parts of New York under 4 feet of snow in February 2012.


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Tourists wear face masks to help navigate the smoke caused by forest fires outside of Moscow in 2010. Russia saw the most extreme heatwave it had seen in over 130 years that summer.

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