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The winter of blazing discontent continues in the Arctic

The winter of blazing discontent continues in the Arctic

Weird. Strange. Extreme. Unprecedented. These are some of the words that describe what’s been happening in the Arctic over the past year.

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When the heat is on, we need plans to keep cities cool

When the heat is on, we need plans to keep cities cool

Climate change means Australian cities are facing more heat waves, but not all strategies to keep us cool are created equal.

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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.