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Climate warnings masked by propaganda

30 September, 2016 − Leading scientists say most people remain unaware of the truth that climate change is a stark reality now and will continue to get worse without drastic action.

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Climate impact on crops will hit poorest

27 September, 2016 – Global food production may need to rise by more than 100 per cent to deal with climate change’s effects on crops in the most vulnerable regions.

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Hurricanes cut swath through US politics

5 September, 2016 – Scientists have shown that hurricanes are hitting the US harder than ever, yet many Republican-voting men remain unswayed by evidence of climate change.

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US faces rising hurricane bill

28 August, 2016 – Scientists forecast that hurricane damage could increase dramatically in the US as high-income countries are also threatened by extreme weather events.

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Rethink needed on Paris emissions targets

16 August, 2016 − Warning that humans may already have emitted enough carbon dioxide to undermine the 1.5°C temperature rise threshold agreed by 195 nations last December.

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Cyclones set to get fiercer as world warms

16 July, 2016 – New analysis of cyclone data and computer climate modelling indicates that global warming is likely to intensify the destructive power of tropical storms .

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UK could warm by 4°C this century

14 July, 2016 – Scientific advisers warn that, by 2100, temperatures in Britain could rise by twice as much as the internationally-agreed limit set at the Paris climate conference.

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Europe’s floods come as no surprise

5 June, 2016 – Scientists have warned that the extra moisture in warmer air will mean more intense rainfall, but floods still leave governments unprepared.

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US insurance aid props up climate-risk homes

24 May, 2016 – Major insurer calls for an end to government subsidies that encourage expensive house-building schemes in areas of the US at high risk of floods and storms.

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Cities face flash flood hazards

15 May, 2016 – Scientists in Australia warn that global warming will lead to more intense and concentrated summer storms seriously testing city drainage systems already struggling to cope.

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