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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.

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Air conditioner use in cities trigger vicious cycle

Air conditioner use in cities trigger vicious cycle

Researchers in US say city-dwellers are inadvertently stoking up heat of the night – by installing air conditioners.

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US climate change report warns of serious regional impacts

US climate change report warns of serious regional impacts

The National Climate Assessment – a new report from the U.S. federal government – makes clear that climate change is a present-day issue and a growing threat.

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Are we heading for a worrying Super El Niño?

Are we heading for a worrying Super El Niño?

Climate researchers are seeing the beginnings of what could be the most powerful El Niño event since 1997/98.

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Tech giant Apple details its progress on climate targets

Tech giant Apple details its progress on climate targets

Apple says 94% of its corporate facilities and 100% of its data centers now powered by renewable energy sources such as solar power.

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Climate change impacts in pictures: 8 stark IPCC images

Climate change impacts in pictures: 8 stark IPCC images

The latest IPCC report is chock full of illustrative tables and diagrams, here are 8 of the most illuminating ones that help tell an important story.

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IPCC says climate change is here, world needs to act

IPCC says climate change is here, world needs to act

IPCC warns climate change impacts are here and will worsen, and more concerted efforts to adapt and prevent are needed to avoid the worst of them.

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2013 is 6th warmest year; climate change contributes

2013 is 6th warmest year; climate change contributes

Despite pockets of cold snaps, the world continued to warm and 2013 was the 6th warmest year on record.

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US govt: Climate change threatens energy infrastructure

US govt: Climate change threatens energy infrastructure

Infrastructure that Americans rely on to heat their homes and power their lights are all becoming more exposed to failure in a changing climate.