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Planet’s future hangs on Paris legacy

29 November, 2015 − COP21: Scientists warn that any emissions reduction targets agreed at the UN climate summit that opens tomorrow can only be a starting point for tackling global warming.


Records reveal warming’s first warning

28 November, 2015 – COP 21: Scientists identify a worldwide pattern of climate change in the late 1980s as the early signpost that has now led to the crucial UN summit in Paris.

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UN counts climate’s human cost

27 November, 2015 – COP 21: New study informs Paris summit delegates that extreme weather in the last two decades has claimed well over half a million lives and cost trillions of dollars.

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Record warming rises towards danger zone

26 November 2015 – Meteorologists say that a combination of human and natural causes will make 2015 temperatures the hottest ever – halfway to the 2°C safety threshold.

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Perfect storm heads for fossil fuel assets

25 November, 2015 – Coal, oil and gas sectors warned that trillions of dollars of assets could be stranded if a global agreement on limiting climate change is reached at Paris summit.


Trees face global extinction threat

24 November, 2015 – Field scientists warn that damage being done to the Amazon rainforest indicates that most of the world’s 40,000 tropical tree species now qualify as being at risk.

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Fires point to religions’ climate impact

23 November, 2015 – Link detected between religious days of observance and reductions in the big “active fires” that can impact on global warming by sending aerosols into the atmosphere.

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Sharks’ plight highlights climate threats

20 November, 2015 − Species in the oceans and on land and ice are increasingly feeling the effects – largely for the worst – that climate change and ocean acidification have on their habitats.

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Brazil faces serious power and crop losses

19 November 2015 – Scientists warn that Brazil can expect falling hydroelectric supplies and severe crop failures by 2040 as climate change reduces rainfall and increases drought.

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