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Climate stirred ancient political turmoil

10 February, 2016 – Volcanic eruptions that triggered climatic extremes could have heralded deadly plague and famine in Europe and undermined the Roman empire.

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Oceans are heating up at the double

6 February, 2016 – Records from a sailing ship’s round-the-world research voyage almost 150 years ago provide further evidence that the Earth is continuing to warm unchecked.

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Weather extremes slash cereal yields

8 January, 2016 – Increasing intensity of heat and drought as a result of global warming may have caused worldwide cereal harvests to be cut by up to a tenth since the mid-1960s.


Whaling history’s clues to climate future

4 January, 2016 – Citizen scientists are helping to glean sea-ice and weather data from the logs of 19th-century whaling ships to gain a better understanding of Arctic climate change.

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Nobel laureates’ climate tragedy alert

8 December, 2015 – COP21: Some of the world’s leading scientists are backing a declaration warning of the disastrous consequences of not limiting global emissions.


Wise words rise from climate disasters

7 December, 2015 – COP21: Planning and preparation can lessen the heavy human toll of natural disasters linked to climate change, survivors tell UN summit delegates.

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Scientists post extreme weather warning

6 December, 2015 – COP21: Climate change means that temperate Europe faces the twin threat of life-threatening heatwaves and periods of bitter cold over the next 20 years.


India blames climate for Chennai floods

6 December, 2015 – COP21: As the Indian city of Chennai struggles to cope after floods that have killed hundreds and left thousands homeless, India blames climate change.

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Climate and laws trap islanders

2 December, 2015 − COP21: People on low-lying islands threatened by climate-related disasters are barred from seeking sanctuary because they are classed as economic migrants.

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Climate change threatens US influence

2 December, 2015 – Security experts say a modern Marshall Plan of aid for the Asia-Pacific region is needed to protect US strategic and economic interests from climate-related challenges.

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