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Personal choices to reduce our contribution to climate change

Researchers in Sweden examined the possible steps that people can take to help tackle the climate crisis. Although a lot of resulting news coverage focused on the most effective action (having one fewer kid), the real takeaway is that individual

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Talk is cheap: how G20 governments are financing climate disaster

The best available science shows an urgent need to keep global temperature increases below 1.5°C to avoid severe disruptions to people and ecosystems. Recent analysis shows that burning the reserves in already operating oil and gas fields alone, even if

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Climatologists deny existence Donald Trump

Well over 500 climatologists, geologists and various scientific experts congregated in Paris for a special summit last week, entirely devoted to debating the existence of Donald Trump, the alleged 45th President of the United States. Even though the political phenomenon

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Climate change impacts in Europe

The observed changes in climate are already having wide-ranging impacts on ecosystems, the economy and on human health and well-being in Europe. New records continue to be set on global and European temperatures, sea levels and reduced sea ice in

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If Shell knew climate change was dire 25 years ago, why still business as usual today?

Climate change “at a rate faster than at any time since the end of the ice age – change too fast perhaps for life to adapt, without severe dislocation.” That was the startling warning issued by the oil giant Shell

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Does climate action make economic sense?

The economic and social benefits of climate action are enormous. This new video explains why we should invest in fighting climate change and shift our economy onto a sustainable, climate-compatible path. We are facing a major challenge. If it is

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Fears grow that climate conflicts could lead to war

Among the 21st-century threats posed by climate change – rising seas, melting permafrost and superstorms – European leaders are warning of a last-century risk they know all too well: war. Focusing too narrowly on the environmental consequences of global warming

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How we could be in 2050

A free and interactive tool that helps you to understand the link between our lifestyles, the energy we use, and the consequences for our climate. The global calculator is aimed at anyone interested in exploring what a low-carbon world could

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How climate change hits our lives

Measuring global temperatures in slightly different ways, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that last year passed 2015 as the hottest year on record. NOAA calculated that the average 2016 global temperature was 14.84 degrees Celsius (58.69

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Trump’s White House deletes all reference to climate change

Donald Trump’s new administration deleted swathes of Barack Obama’s pet policies from the White House website upon taking office. Deleted from the website were the phrases ‘LGBT’ rights and ‘climate change.’ A page in the issues section promoted an ‘America

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