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School climate strike children’s brave stand has our support

We are inspired that our children, spurred on by the noble actions of Greta Thunberg and other striking students, are making their voices heard, say 224 academics — We, the undersigned academics, stand in solidarity with the children going on school climate strike on 15 February, and with all those taking a stand for the …

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elevated water temperatures from global warming can kill coral

Met Office: global warming could exceed 1.5C within five years

Lowest Paris agreement target may temporarily be surpassed for first time between now and 2023 — Global warming could temporarily hit 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels for the first time between now and 2023, according to a long-term forecast by the Met Office. Meteorologists said there was a 10% chance of a year in which the …

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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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Met Office: World has 10% chance of ‘overshooting’ 1.5C within five years

There is a one-in-10 chance that global average temperatures could “temporarily exceed” 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels in at least one year over the next five years, according to new Met Office analysis — Such a breach would not mean that the world has “missed” the Paris Agreement’s aspirational target of limiting human-caused global warming to …

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global emissions of carbon dioxide are rising again, with fossil fuel consumption continuing to play a major role

‘Worrying’ rise in global CO2 forecast for 2019

Levels of the climate-warming gas are set to rise by near-record amounts, Met Office predicts — The level of climate-warming carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is forecast to rise by a near-record amount in 2019, according to the Met Office. The increase is being fuelled by the continued burning of fossil fuels and the …

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State of the climate: How the world warmed in 2018

The climate data for 2018 is now mostly in, though the ongoing shutdown of the US government has caused some datasets to be delayed — In this article, Carbon Brief explains why last year proved to be so remarkable across the oceans, atmosphere, cryosphere and surface temperature of the planet. A number of records for …

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the heatwave that hit the uk this summer was made 30 times more likely by human-caused climate change

Global warming should be called global heating, says key scientist

UK Met Office professor tells UN summit Earth’s ‘energy balance’ is changing — “Global heating” is a more accurate term than “global warming” to describe the changes taking place to the world’s climate, according to a key scientist at the UK Met Office. Prof Richard Betts, who leads the climate research arm of Britain’s meteorological …

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Climate change made UK heatwave 30 times more likely – Met Office

Global warming is harming people’s lives and humanity will not be able to cope, say scientists — The sweltering heat that hit the UK this summer was made 30 times more likely by human-caused climate change, a Met Office analysis has found. Scientists said the research showed global warming was already harming people’s lives and …

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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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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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