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Climate impacts laid bare as Europe’s flood waters ease

As Europe reels from flooding, which submerged streets, closed schools and saw thousands evacuated, EU leaders are reminded of the threats of climate change to the continent. 18 people were left dead and thousands more stranded as flash floods broke river banks, across Europe. In France, the Louvre and Orsay museums were shut as flood […]

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Emmanuel de Guzman: Sign on the dotted line, but don’t forget the fine print is 1.5C

Emmanuel de Guzman argues that, as countries congregate to sign the UN Paris Agreement, they are still a way off limiting warming to 1.5C.

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Drought-hit California feels pressure

Scientists say that storms carrying desperately-needed water to California are being diverted by a band of high pressure that coincides with rainfall and temperature extremes.

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Fall in rain hits Southeast Asia food yields

Changing climate and weather are creating severe problems for some of the world’s largest producers of rice and other major agricultural crops.

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Arctic thaw would cost half of world’s annual earnings

If Arctic soils melt and release frozen carbon, the impact would cost almost half the world’s annual gross domestic product, researchers say.

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President Obama launches effort to highlight health costs of climate change

The White House launched a new initiative linking climate change and public health on Tuesday.

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Harjeet Singh: Vanuatu needs compensation, not charity

As it become one of the most contentious issues at the U.N. climate talks, ActionAid’s Harjeet Singh argues compensation for climate impacts is vital for climate impacted countries like Vanuatu.

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Doctors call for health institutions to lead on climate action

As the impacts of climate change mount, physicians are leading the charge to inform the public on the public health consequences of global warming.

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Climate change looms large in national security forecasts

Changes to the climate are causing more severe storms, withering heatwaves, and water shortages that may be igniting conflict around the globe.

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Weather presenters forecast stormy future without bold climate action

As part of a new campaign ahead of the UN climate summit in New York this month, the World Meteorological Organization is warning of a future of floods, storms and searing heat is climate change continues unabated.

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