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Past four years hottest on record, data shows

World running out of time to combat climate change, warns meteorological organisation — Global temperatures have continued to rise in the past 10 months, with 2018 expected to be the fourth warmest year on record. Average temperatures around the world so far this year were nearly 1°C (1.8°F) above pre-industrial levels. Extreme weather has affected …

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Victims of Hurricane Michael are represented by climate deniers

Elections have consequences. Denying science has consequences. And we are reaping what we sow. — Floridians are staring down a very powerful Category 4 typhoon that is causing extensive damage. The high winds, heavy rains, and storm surge will cost billions of dollars. We know that climate change is making these storms stronger. The storms …

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‘Like an atomic bomb’: Hurricane Michael leaves trail of devastation

Florida and Georgia count cost of one of the strongest hurricanes ever to hit US as downgraded storm dumps rain on Carolinas — The colossal scale of Hurricane Michael’s deadly trail of carnage through Florida’s Panhandle became clear on Thursday as the waning but still powerful storm lashed the Carolinas before heading east towards the …

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Hurricane Michael: scenes of destruction reveal scope of storm’s force

Photos and videos from meteorologists and storm chasers show how brutally the storm devastated the Florida Panhandle — At least two people have been reported dead and innumerable homes destroyed as Hurricane Michael devastated the Florida Panhandle on Tuesday. The towns of Panama City Beach and Mexico Beach took much of its impact, and there …

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Hurricane Michael: everything you need to know on the record-breaking storm

It was powerful, surprising and destructive … and there will never be another Hurricane Michael — Hurricane Michael lashed the Carolinas on Thursday after it claimed at least six lives and tore a trail of carnage through Florida and Georgia. Here is what you need to know about one of the strongest storms ever to …

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Global warming must not exceed 1.5°C, warns landmark UN report

Urgent changes needed to cut risk of extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty, says IPCC — In a stark new warning, the world’s leading climate scientists have shown that global warming must be kept to a maximum of 1.5°C to lessen the risk of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of …

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Record 2017 hurricane season driven by warm Atlantic Ocean, study says

Last year’s record hurricane season – which saw Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria cause devastation across North and Central America – was primarily driven by “pronounced warm conditions” in the tropical Atlantic Ocean, research finds — The study shows that high sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the Atlantic played a larger role than other possible …

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Beach rebuilding efforts won’t stave off climate change impacts forever

Supplemental sand may have saved a North Carolina beach from Hurricane Florence, but some say the projects aren’t worth it — When the coastal town of Wrightsville Beach, which buffers nearby Wilmington from the open ocean, began to come back to life on Wednesday after Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina, many people returning home were …

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Millions More Americans Face Flood Risks Than Previously Thought

A different modeling approach fills large gaps in the U.S. government’s flood risk estimates, revealing previously overlooked at-risk areas often surrounding small flood-prone streams — Over the past week, the United States saw floodwaters rise near the coast of North Carolina in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. Swollen rivers have effectively cut off Wilmington, a …

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This is how the world ends: will we soon see category 6 hurricanes

There is no such thing as a category 6 hurricane or tropical storm – yet. But a combination of warmer oceans and more water in the atmosphere could make the devastation of 2017 pale in comparison — There is no such thing as a category 6 hurricane or tropical storm – yet. The highest level …

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