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indian villagers paddle a boat in the flood-affected morigoan district

2018 was world’s fourth hottest year on record, scientists confirm

World 1.5°F hotter than average set between 1951 and 1980 — current five-year stretch the warmest since records began — Global temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest on record, US government scientists have confirmed, adding to a stretch of five years that are now collectively the hottest period since modern measurements began. The world …

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Coastal flooding in Europe ‘could cost up to €1 trillion per year’ by 2100

The economic damage from coastal flooding in Europe could reach almost €1 trillion per year by 2100 without new investment in adaptation to climate change, a new study finds — The research looks at how rising sea levels and continued socioeconomic development will affect future coastal flood risk in 24 European countries. In contrast to …

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Weatherwatch: the nuclear option and rising levels of anxiety

Danger of coastal flooding might make sensible people think twice about building houses in vulnerable places, let alone nuclear power stations — Back in 2012 a document obtained under the Freedom of Information Act showed that the Environment Agency was warning that 12 out of the UK’s 19 nuclear sites were in danger of coastal …

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