A new study shows that while three Antarctic penguin species may have actually grown during the end of the last Ice Age around 11,000 years ago, the rapid warming now is negatively affecting at least two of them.
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The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report finds that stabilizing at 2°C (3.6°F) reduces the median annual growth of consumption over this century by a mere 0.06%. You read that right, 0.06%. And that "cost" doesn't even count the economic benefit of avoiding climate catastrophe.
As part of President Barack Obama's plan to address climate change without legislation from Congress, the White House on Friday announced a new strategy to combat emissions of potent greenhouse gas methane from landfills, agriculture, and the fossil fuel industry.