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What we're reading: 5 Tweets about extreme heat, one on Australian coal

What we’re reading: 5 Tweets about extreme heat, one on Australian coal

As NSW Liberals call for public debates about climate change, the rest of Australia Tweets about record March temps.

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The forgotten U.N. climate goal: 1.5°C

The forgotten U.N. climate goal: 1.5°C

Delegates representing island states will be pushing for the formal adoption of a long-overlooked goal, one that limits warming to less than 1.5°C.

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2°C not 'safe': World must 'completely decarbonise' in 30 years

2°C not ‘safe’: World must ‘completely decarbonise’ in 30 years

Climate Council says scientific argument that 2°C a ‘safe’ level of warming is weakening, and society must almost completely decarbonise in 30-35 years, or sooner, to tackle climate change effectively.

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New York’s smart grid research may shape U.S.

New York’s smart grid research may shape U.S.

New York and its utility infrastructure are highly vulnerable to climate change-influenced extreme weather and rising seas.

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US submits climate plan as Paris pact taking shape

US submits climate plan as Paris pact taking shape

US informs United Nations how it will fight global warming under a post-2020 agreement that’s due to be finalized during talks in Paris in December.

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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.