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Climate damage threatens heritage sites

27 May, 2016 – Scientists warn that some of the jewels in the crown of the world’s natural and man-made treasures face decay and destruction because of climate change.

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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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Shock impacts hit Greenland’s ice

14 May, 2016 – New research indicates that melting of the Northern Hemisphere’s biggest ice sheet is being accelerated by the seismic impact of waves crashing against Greenland’s coastline.

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Climate scientists’ high degree of concern

22 April, 2016 – As world leaders meet in New York today to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change, researchers warn that lack of ambition on limiting global warming could have devastating effects.

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Climate threat to vulnerable islands

16 April, 2016 − Computer blind spot hides dangers of drought as climate change bites for millions of inhabitants on atolls and archipelagos too small to register on scientific maps.

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Antarctic may melt faster than feared

2 April, 2016 – Scientists in the US predict that the alarming rate at which Antarctica’s ice continues to thaw could be enough to double global sea level rise within this century.

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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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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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Scientists set out costs of sea level rise

15 March, 2016 − Warning that increased investment in coastal defences must be made in tandem with emissions reductions to prevent huge economic damage caused by flooding.

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