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Humans cause growing heat wave danger

12 November, 2017 – Heat waves can be lethal – and researchers have now counted the ways they can kill. Humans may have only themselves to blame.

Climate refugees move up the agenda

4 November, 2017 – One government is considering easing the path for climate refugees to gain admission, and the United Nations is also reviewing ways to help them.

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Climate change threatens empires

October 23, 2017 – Research into the impact of climate change on early society reveals link between environmental stress and the collapse of civilisations.

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Shock decline in flying insects

October 20, 2017 – Since 1989, numbers of flying insects have dropped by more than 75% in parts of Germany, with serious implications for the rest of Europe.

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UN: ignore Trump on climate

16 October, 2017 – Three senior UN officials urge the world to redouble efforts to tackle climate change in a powerful rebuff of the scientific illiteracy of President Trump.

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Less rain, more floods in Ireland

13 October, 2017 – Government’s lack of response to climate change is criticised as forecasters in Ireland predict a decline in overall rainfall and an increase in torrential downpours.

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Alarm at rise in forest carbon

4 October, 2017 – Tropical forests release more carbon than they absorb, and the level of livestock emissions has been underestimated – new findings challenge climate assumptions.

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Global warming ‘hiatus’ is over

2 October, 2017 – The Pacific Ocean has reached the end of a period of cooler temperatures, signalling the termination of the so-called pause in global warming.

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Coffee producers feel the heat

29 September, 2017 – Global warming threatens to substantially reduce the amount of land suitable for coffee-growing by 2050, but bees could fly to the rescue.

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Glacial melt will wreck ecosystems

15 September, 2017 – The alarming rate of glacial shrinkage worldwide threatens our current way of life, from biodiversity to tourism, hydropower to clean water supply.

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