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when arctic ice melts, less sunlight is reflected, which raises global temperatures

Risks of ‘domino effect’ of tipping points greater than thought, study says

Scientists warn policymakers not to ignore links, and stress that ‘every action counts’ — Policymakers have severely underestimated the risks of ecological tipping points, according to a study that shows 45% of all potential environmental collapses are interrelated and could amplify one another. The authors said their paper, published in the journal Science, highlights how overstressed and overlapping natural …

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Australia experiencing more heat, longer fire seasons and rising oceans

State of the climate report points to a long-term increase in the frequency of extreme heat events, fire weather and drought — Australia is experiencing more extreme heat, longer fire seasons, rising oceans and more marine heatwaves consistent with a changing climate, according to the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO’s state of the climate report. …

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Portrait of a planet on the verge of climate catastrophe

As the UN sits down for its annual climate conference this week, many experts believe we have passed the point of no return — On Sunday morning hundreds of politicians, government officials and scientists will gather in the grandeur of the International Congress Centre in Katowice, Poland. It will be a familiar experience for many. …

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Great Barrier Reef: record heatwave may cause another coral bleaching event

42.6°C temperature in Cairns broke a November record that has stood since 1900 by 5.4°C — A record-breaking heatwave in north Queensland will further increase above-average marine temperatures, heightening the risk of another coral bleaching event on the Great Barrier Reef next year, scientists say. Dozens of record November temperatures have been recorded in the …

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Last year was warmest ever that didn’t feature an El Niño, report finds

State of the climate report found 2017 was the third warmest with a record high sea level and destructive coral bleaching — Last year was the warmest ever recorded on Earth that didn’t feature an El Niño, a periodic climatic event that warms the Pacific Ocean, according to the annual state of the climate report …

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Heat Waves, More Than Coral Death, May Cause Fish to Flee Reefs

A study over a broad swath of the Great Barrier Reef shows that warming waters directly cause fish and invertebrates to leave the reef, making it harder for coral to recover from bleaching events — It’s no secret that global warming is bringing dramatic changes to coral reef ecosystems. Scientists have widely believed that habitat …

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