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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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Rainfall patterns cloud climate changes

7 April, 2016 – Analysis of data stretching back 12 centuries reveals questions surrounding climate models that have linked wet and dry weather extremes to current temperature rise.

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US faces floods of climate refugees

23 March, 2016 – New research warns that more than 13 million American citizens could be at risk of being forced to move away from vulnerable coastal zones because of sea level rise.

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Climate poses threat to ancient culture

22 March, 2016 − The unique Kalash people from remote valleys in the mountains of northwest Pakistan find their way of life jeopardised by a combination of climate change and deforestation.

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Western Europe coasts face a pounding

19 March, 2016 – Extreme weather caused by global warming could lead to more violent and more frequent storms devastating beaches on exposed Atlantic coastlines in Europe.

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