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Warming could exceed 1.5°C limit by 2026

18 May, 2017 – The planet is on course to breach the internationally agreed warming limit of 1.5°C within 10 years, according to new research from Australia.

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Eyes show that stress reduces climate concern

14 May, 2017 – An eye-tracking study shows that stress levels affect how much attention people pay to climate change imagery, even if they are supportive of environmental issues.

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Ocean oxygen decline greater than predicted

10 May, 2017 – Circulation changes caused by warming waters and melting polar ice are the most probable explanations for the rapidly falling levels of oxygen in the ocean.

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Humans better at rapid change than we think

3 May, 2017 – A new study provides evidence that humans are capable of radically changing the world around us, and offers hope in the face of climate change.

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American climate refugees could flee inland

27 April, 2017 – The population of inland cities in America will alter drastically if predictions of dramatic sea level rises by 2100 are correct, new report suggests.

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Changes in climate could bowl out cricket

19 April, 2017 – It is time for cricket, one of the world’s most widely played games, to start taking the threat posed by global warming seriously.

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Harvesting fertiliser from ‘bionic’ leaves

16 April, 2017 – Scientists working on artificial photosynthesis have adapted their “bionic leaf” so it can turn sunlight, water and air into fertiliser.

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A new era dawns and it won’t be human-friendly

31 March, 2017 – Human mistreatment of the planet is ushering in another era and it is not going to be pleasant, according to Clive Hamilton’s lastest book.

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Human rights row threatens gas pipelines

23 March, 2017 – Campaigners are calling for European banks to pull the plug on the controversial Southern Gas Corridor project due to Azerbaijan’s human rights record.

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US budget broadside on climate change

21 March, 2017 – Donald Trump’s proposed budget for next year would devastate science programmes aimed at combating the impacts of climate change.

Human impact on Amazon is nothing new

8 March, 2017 – New studies show the effect of climate change on fish in the Amazon, and find evidence that human impact on the rainforest goes back thousands of years.