Tuesday, December 01, 2020
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Tuesday, December 01, 2020

It's 32 degrees in West Van Lear today. Here's the news—

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Brazil Amazon Deforestation Hits 12-Year High Under Bolsonaro

Reuters, New York Times (Tweet)

In 2020, destruction of the world’s largest rainforest rose 9.5 percent from a year earlier to about 4,280 square miles. That’s a little smaller than Connecticut.

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Too Many Storms, Not Enough Names

Greg Allen, NPR (Tweet)

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season ends Monday. And it couldn't come soon enough. The season set plenty of records, including the most named storms, the latest a category 5 formed and many others.

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Spending more time outside this winter? Here’s how to stay warm.

Rebecca Jennings, Vox (Tweet)

How to dress for cold weather or a polar vortex

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2015 Earthquake May Have Altered Height Of Mount Everest

Lauren Frayer, NPR (Tweet)

How tall is Mount Everest? It varies with seismic activity and climate change. China and Nepal remeasured it after an earthquake, and will announce their findings.

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The most important book I’ve read this year

Ezra Klein, Vox (Tweet)

How climate change will force humanity to rethink capitalism, borders, terrorism, and currency.

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2020 has now seen the most super rainy days on record in Washington

Ian Livingston, The Washington Post (Tweet)

Monday's rainstorm dropped at least two inches for a record 7th time in a calendar year.

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Australia heat wave breaks records in Sydney, escalates fire danger across wide area

Andrew Freedman, The Washington Post (Tweet)

Sydney saw its hottest November night ever observed, among many other heat records set in Australia over the weekend.

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Climate news quiz: Space cooling and green giving

Lyndsey Layton, The Washington Post (Tweet)