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Keeping global warming to 1.5°C: really hard, but not impossible

Keeping global warming to 1.5°C: really hard, but not impossible

The window for staving off the worst of climate change is wider than we thought, but still pretty narrow.

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What lies beneath: The dangers of understating climate risks

What lies beneath: The dangers of understating climate risks

In the magical thinking of Australian policymakers, a pathway of gradual change, constructed over many decades in a growing, prosperous, coal-fired world stretches before us. But that’s not the world that currently exists.

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Hurricane Harvey: Connecting the dots between climate change and more extreme events

Hurricane Harvey: Connecting the dots between climate change and more extreme events

A guide of what we know about the links between climate change and Harvey to help unpack the elements that contributed to this historic and unfolding storm

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The crazy climate records from 2016 you haven’t heard much about

The crazy climate records from 2016 you haven’t heard much about

Here are other climate change-related records that have flown more under the radar, reported in the annual State of the Climate report.

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2017 is so unexpectedly warm it is freaking out climate scientists

2017 is so unexpectedly warm it is freaking out climate scientists

“Extremely remarkable” 2017 heads toward record for hottest year without an El Niño episode.

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Australia ignores risks, shirks moral responsibility on climate

Australia ignores risks, shirks moral responsibility on climate

Climate risks are either not understood or wilfully ignored at leadership level in Australia, a profound failure of imagination, and far worse than that which triggered the GFC in 2008.

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It’s so hot in Phoenix, Arizona, planes can’t take off

It’s so hot in Phoenix, Arizona, planes can’t take off

In a sign of just how hot things are getting, American Airlines cancelled 50 flights out of Phoenix because the planes can’t operate above 118°F.

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Oil majors risk trillions in stranded projects in 2⁰C world

Oil majors risk trillions in stranded projects in 2⁰C world

New report finds that $2.3 trillion worth of projects are inconsistent with goals and objectives of limiting global warming to 2⁰C.

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Trump’s staff reportedly feeding him internet hoaxes on climate

Trump’s staff reportedly feeding him internet hoaxes on climate

Staffers send Trump fake news – including long-debunked climate claims – to “gain an edge in the seemingly endless ‘Game of Thrones’ inside the West Wing.

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This graphic puts global warming in full perspective

This graphic puts global warming in full perspective

March was 1.3°C above pre-industrial average temperatures. If you were born after December 1964, you’ve never experienced a month cooler than average on this planet.

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We can keep global warming below 2℃ – but the hard work is about to start

We can keep global warming below 2℃ – but the hard work is about to start

To halt global warming, nations must accelerate renewables deployment and build on gains. More challenging, the investment required to develop new technologies to get to net-zero emissions by 2050.