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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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‘Greenhouse century’ pushes up sea levels

23 February, 2016 – Geological data reveals that humans have contributed to rising sea levels since the Bronze Age, but fossil fuel emissions have led to the current record-breaking increases.

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Cloud blanket warms up melting icecap

30 January, 2016 – New study shows that up to 30% of the Greenland icecap melting is due to cloud cover that is helping to raise temperatures − and accelerate sea level rise.

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Ice melt speeds up sea level rise

9 January, 2016 – Scientists have found evidence suggesting that melting icecap water from the interior of Greenland is adding to sea level rise faster than previously realised.

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