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Recent stories on changes to Earth’s climate

Climate scientists are constantly analyzing data and looking at results of computer modeling to better understand how the earth’s atmosphere/ocean system works. Even though it may seem like they are changing their minds, they are really updating their understanding when they see new information in the data they are studying. That is what science is. Improvements in our understanding of how the atmosphere works will help us to do a better job in the future of projecting what climate later in the century will look like. Here are a few stories about recent research on the Earth and what it is telling us about trends in climate.

Science Alert: Two Decades of Data Show That Earth Is ‘Dimming’ as The Planet Warms Up

Popular Science: Climate change is affecting fall foliage, but not in the way you think

Business Insider: The jet stream has started an unprecedented shift north, which could wreak havoc on weather in the US and Europe

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