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US faces megadroughts and superstorms

25 October, 2016 – New studies warn that megadroughts and superstorms could become regular events in the US if if burning fossil fuels continues.

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Europe must prepare for extreme weather

7 October, 2016 − Cities and towns across Europe are warned to adapt to the battering they face from intense storms as extreme weather events become more frequent.

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Greenland rises as ice sheet melts faster

1 October, 2016 – New research shows that Greenland has been losing billions more tonnes of ice than thought – and gaining height as bedrock rises under less weight.


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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Food supply fears spark China land grab

26 September, 2016 – With the impacts of climate change threatening food supply as population grows, China is buying land on other continents to grow more crops.

Young boys collecting pieces of lumber they can use to rebuild their house in Tanauan, Leyte. 
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Ocean warming intensifies power of typhoons

11 September, 2016 – The violence of typhoons that devastate Asian coastal regions is being magnified by rising sea surface temperatures caused by greenhouse gas emissions.

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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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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.


Concerns raised over Paris climate goals

26 July, 2016 – New analysis shows that the science underpinning the global treaty aiming to stop average temperatures rising more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels urgently needs more research.

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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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