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The Arctic is a seriously weird and scary place right now

The Arctic is a seriously weird and scary place right now

Intense warmth in both the air and oceans is driving the mini-meltdown at a time when Arctic sea ice should be rapidly growing.

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2016 will be hottest year, UN climate meeting told

2016 will be hottest year, UN climate meeting told

2016 is set to be the hottest year on record by a significant margin, with temperatures that are 1.2˚C above pre-industrial times.

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State of the Climate 2015: global warming and El Niño sent records tumbling

State of the Climate 2015: global warming and El Niño sent records tumbling

The world saw many other unwanted records tumble in 2015, providing ever more evidence for the effect humans are having on climate.

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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.