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Three ways climate change affects our health today

A new report by the Lancet medical journal details “unequivocal and potentially irreversible” growing threats to public health from climate change. The report found that the delayed action on climate change worldwide has jeopardized human life and livelihoods over the

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Climate change isn’t just hurting the planet: it’s a public health emergency

When the doctor tells you that your cholesterol is too high, you tend to listen and change your diet. When the world’s climate scientists tell us that temperatures are rising to dangerous levels, we should heed their advice. It’s time

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What is a “carbon budget”

In order to avert the most dangerous impacts of climate change, the international community has agreed that average global temperature rise should be limited to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6° F). Staying within this boundary requires limiting cumulative global greenhouse gas

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Renewable energy use in Europe, America and the world

The current climate crisis is one of the gravest dangers to our planet as we know it. Sea levels are rising higher and higher each year. Temperatures are hotter than ever before. Glaciers have shrunk to record levels. For our

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Europe offshore wind build-out must triple to bring Paris goals within reach

To support the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting temperature increase to 1.5°C, Europe will need a CO2-neutral electricity supply by 2045. A target we cannot meet unless we ramp up Europe’s offshore wind capacity, says Michiel Müller from consultancy Ecofys,

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What the Earth would look like if all the ice melted

We learned last year that many of the effects of climate change are irreversible. Sea levels have been rising at a greater rate year after year, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates they could rise by another meter

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The reality of global warming over 100 years

Data showing spikes in hot and cold temperatures since the start of the last century show how the planet is warming up. Antti Lipponen, a researcher at the Finnish Meteorological Institute, has compiled weather statistics between 1900 and 2016 and

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Burning the climate: 120 top coal plant developers

New coal-fired power plants are going to harm the climate for decades to come. This would push the world into a climate collapse. Altogether, about 850 new coal plants are in planning in 62 countries. This is happening against the

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Arctic’s boreal forests burning at ‘unprecedented’ rate

In a sign of how swiftly and extensively climate change is reshaping the Arctic environment, a new study has found that the region’s mighty boreal forests — stands of mighty spruce, fir, and larch trees that serve as the gateway

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The coming storm of climate change

Hurricanes, droughts, and other extreme weather raise the question: Was that related to global warming? This short video looks at what scientists call climate attribution studies, which gauge how big an influence humanity may have had on weather.   Source:

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