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Art Confronts Maldives’ Climate Change Controversy

The Maldives’ first national pavilion at the Venice Biennale, the world famous art show that attracts art aficionados to this Italian lagoon city every two years, is all about climate change and the threat posed by rising sea levels to this low-lying chain of islands in the Indian Ocean.

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Airlines Agree to Curb Their Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2020

International airlines have agreed for the first time to global curbs on their greenhouse gas emissions – but fell well short of the measures to combat climate change that green campaigners had demanded.

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Equity Takes Centre Stage

As aid officials haggle over ways to reduce developing countries’ disasters risks, they are increasingly looking to target the inequalities that make some communities more vulnerable than others.

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Acceleration of Ocean Denitrification During Deglaciation Documented

As ice sheets melted during the deglaciation of the last ice age and global oceans warmed, oceanic oxygen levels decreased and “denitrification” accelerated by 30 to 120 percent, a new international study shows, creating oxygen-poor marine regions and throwing the oceanic nitrogen cycle off balance.

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Forest and Soil Carbon Is Important, but Does Not Offset Fossil Fuel Emissions

No amount of reafforestation or growing of new trees will ultimately off-set continuing CO2 emissions due to environmental constraints on plant growth and the large amounts of remaining fossil fuel reserves, Leading world climate change experts said.

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Arctic Amplification

This NASA map shows global temperature anomalies for 2000 to 2009. Global temperatures from 2000–2009 were on average about 0.6°C higher than they were from 1951–1980. The Arctic, however, was about 2°C warmer.

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Caribbean Scientist Warns of Climate Change Disaster

The Caribbean does not have the luxury of time for decisive action on climate change and global warming. In fact, it is on the brink of calamity, according to a prominent scientist.

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“It’s happening now, The village is sinking”

Residents of Newtok, on the shores of the Bering Sea, Alaska, know they must evacuate as the village is rapidly losing ground to erosion, but who will pay the $130m cost of moving them?

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CO2 at NOAA’s Mauna Loa Observatory Reaches New Milestone: Tops 400 Parts Per Million

Once emitted, CO2 added to the atmosphere and oceans remains for thousands of years. Thus, climate changes forced by CO2 depend primarily on cumulative emissions, making it progressively more and more difficult to avoid further substantial climate change.

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