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Charleston, South Carolina, is adapting to a hotter, wetter and riskier future.
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A new multi-institutional study of the temporary slowdown in the global average surface temperature warming trend observed between 1998 and 2013 concludes the phenomenon represented a redistribution of energy within the Earth system, with Earth’s ocean absorbing the extra heat. The phenomenon was referred to by some as the “global warming hiatus.”
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New research by an international team shows that the present thinning and retreat of Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica is part of a climatically forced trend that was triggered in the 1940s.
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Otto was a storm that made history — for its intensity so late in the year, for where it struck and for where it traveled.
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Nearly 400 companies and nonprofits signed a letter to express support for the Paris climate agreement. The Guardian UK asked a handful to tell us why.
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US secretary of state John Kerry has signalled that the outgoing Obama administration is preparing a fight to ensure that Trump does not withdraw the US from the landmark Paris agreement, to prevent catastrophic climate change. “This is bigger than one person, one president…”
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Despite Trump win: “Let’s fight united, for our environment, for our climate, and for our shared clean energy future — harder than we ever have fought before. If Trump does the things he said he would do on the campaign trail, “it would make his administration the dirtiest one since the first Earth Day in 1970…”
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The rapid approval of the agreement – one of the fastest in the history of international deal-making – has happened in large part because a growing number of countries feel the urgency of taking swift action to deal with climate change. But many nations also have an anxious eye on this week’s U.S. elections, where presidential candidate Trump has promised to pull his country out of the climate agreement if elected, analysts said.
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki called on International Maritime Organization (IMO) members, in partnership with the maritime industry, to promote further progress on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships to contribute to the objective of the Paris Agreement on climate change, which enters into force on 4 November 2016…
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