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Extreme global weather is ‘the face of climate change’ says leading scientist

Climate change has long been predicted to increase extreme weather incidents, and scientists are now confident these predictions are coming true.

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The sinking state

This is what happens when climate change forces an entire country to seek higher ground.

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Q&A: Indonesia Takes Steps to Reduce Emissions – But It’s Not Enough

The World Resources Institute (WRI), in a study on what is required for the country to reduce its emissions as promised in the Paris Agreement, noted that more ambitious actions would be necessary in order to meet the targets – referred to as nationally determined contributions or NDCs.

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A running list of how Trump is changing the environment

The Trump administration’s tumultuous presidency has brought a flurry of changes—both realized and anticipated—to U.S. environmental policy. Many of the actions roll back Obama-era policies that aimed to curb climate change and limit environmental pollution, while others threaten to limit federal funding for science and the environment.

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Why This U.S. Climate Scientist Is Leaving Trump’s America for France

With the Trump administration spurning efforts to combat global warming, the French government has invited U.S. scientists to bring their climate research to France.

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More category 5 hurricanes forecasted by scientists

Researchers have learned from studying 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, that we are more likely to see larger, more powerful hurricanes in the future. Hurricanes are becoming stronger and wetter due to rising sea and air temperatures.

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At Last, the Shipping Industry Begins Cleaning Up Its Dirty Fuels

By 2020, the global shipping fleet will be required to slash the noxious emissions from thick, sulfur-laden “bunker” fuel, a move that is expected to sharply reduce air pollution and prevent millions of cases of childhood asthma and other respiratory ailments.

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June 2018 Ties for Third Warmest June on Record

June 2018 continued the warming trend of the past 40 years. According to the monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA’s GISS in New York, the past month surpassed the 1951-1980 June mean by +0.77°C. It tied with June 1998 as the third warmest June in 138 years of modern record-keeping,

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Massive iceberg breaks off from Greenland glacier

An iceberg four miles wide has broken off from a glacier in eastern Greenland and scientists have captured the dramatic event on video. New York University professor David Holland, an expert in atmospheric and ocean science, said “this is the largest event we’ve seen in over a decade in Greenland…”

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