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Looming warming spurt could reshape climate debate

Looming warming spurt could reshape climate debate

Humanity is about to experience a historically unprecedented spike in temperatures.

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Climate talks draw praise, herald hard slog ahead

Climate talks draw praise, herald hard slog ahead

Something strange pervaded low-level United Nations climate negotiations this week in Switzerland: Smiles.

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Giving climate pact legal teeth could make it toothless

Giving climate pact legal teeth could make it toothless

As negotiators gather in Peru for a critical round of climate talks, U.S. delegates are straining to explain what they call a “counterintuitive” reality.

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7 striking images that tell the story of "Arctic outbreak"

7 striking images that tell the story of “Arctic outbreak”

The invasion of frigid Arctic air began on Monday, here are some of the most arresting images of this unusual weather pattern.

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UN climate report rings alarm, offers guidance

UN climate report rings alarm, offers guidance

The most sophisticated, comprehensive and succinct scientific account of the impacts of human activity on the world was published Sunday.

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Australia blasted by record heat — again

Australia blasted by record heat — again

Another sweaty weekend for Australians with Saturday’s continent-wide average maximum topping 36°C — a record for October.

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Drought dries up California hydropower, focus on solar, wind

Drought dries up California hydropower, focus on solar, wind

As California’s historic drought dries up the state’s water supplies and withers its crops, it’s also shaking up the way electricity is produced there.

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Marine economy takes a dive as ocean acidity rises

Marine economy takes a dive as ocean acidity rises

New study from NOAA shows growing acidification of Alaska’s waters, particularly those off the southern coast, threatens the state’s whole economy.

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Planet is running a temp: State of the climate ‘check-up’

Planet is running a temp: State of the climate ‘check-up’

From the top of the globe to the depths of the oceans and everywhere in between, the climate is warming and changing in ways humans have never experienced.

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Weather disasters have cost the globe $2.4 trillion

Weather disasters have cost the globe $2.4 trillion

Weather and climate-related disasters have caused $2.4 trillion in economic losses and nearly 2 million deaths globally since 1971.

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Military bases face hurdles in climate change adaptation

Military bases face hurdles in climate change adaptation

Climate change could cost the US Department of Defence big in coming decades unless adaptation measures are taken soon.