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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.

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Surf’s down: climate change likely to bring fewer big waves

Surf’s down: climate change likely to bring fewer big waves

A decline in east coast lows due to a warming climate will result in fewer large waves on Australia’s east coast.

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White roofs could offset summer warming by 2100

White roofs could offset summer warming by 2100

White roofs can help residents coping with rising temperatures. New York has mandated them, will others follow?

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Record number of billion-dollar disasters globally in 2013

Record number of billion-dollar disasters globally in 2013

Despite the high number of multi-billion dollar disasters last year, the overall loss of life and property were comparatively low to years past.

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Climate change could double likelihood of super El Ninos

Climate change could double likelihood of super El Ninos

Climate change could increase the number of El Niños, and particularly strong “super” El Niños could occur twice as frequently in a warming world.

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Offshore wind farms could protect against hurricanes

Offshore wind farms could protect against hurricanes

US study finds large-scale offshore wind farms could protect American coastal cities most vulnerable to extreme weather, as well as power them.

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Arctic warming drives more extreme summer weather

Arctic warming drives more extreme summer weather

Study links past decade’s ‘exceptional’ number of extreme weather events in US and Europe summers with record declines in Arctic sea ice and snow cover.

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Indian Ocean linked to bushfires and drought in Australia

Indian Ocean linked to bushfires and drought in Australia

Study links Australian extreme weather events to temperature changes in the Indian Ocean – an effect that is likely to strengthen under climate change.