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Global warming - 2015


Climate Chart of the Year? Record Heat, Of Course

The world is getting hotter. And hotter, and hotter...


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The 7 Most Interesting Climate Findings of the Year

The rate of global warming has increased with each passing decade. A couple of studies published this year show that the rate will not only continue to rise, but soon be one the earth hasn’t seen since the Vikings found their way to Greenland (and possibly longer than that). Warming will be fastest in the northern hemisphere, which just so happens to be where most humans live.

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 El Nino weather: Worries grow over humanitarian impact

 The strongest El Nino weather cycle on record is likely to increase the threat of hunger and disease for millions of people in 2016, aid agencies say.


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 The worst predicted impacts of climate change are starting to happen-and much faster than climate scientists expected


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 2016 set to be hottest year on record globally

The forecast comes just five days after 195 nations agreed a historic deal to fight global warming at a UN summit in Paris by keeping the world’s temperature rise under 2C, with an ambition to restrict the rise to 1.5C.

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Arctic Gets Check-Up: Temperature Highest on Record

The Arctic has just received its yearly checkup from a group of international scientists, and the patient isn’t looking well.

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The Globe’s Hottest Year Just Keeps Getting Hotter

 On Monday, NASA released its latest monthly temperature data for the globe. And it’s perhaps no surprise that this November was the warmest on record for the planet.

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Weather disasters occurred almost daily over last decade, UN says

Floods and heatwaves frequency almost double in two decades, but scientists say ‘jury is out’ on how much is due to climate change.


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Extreme Weather Tied to Over 600,000 Deaths Over 2 Decades

GENEVA — Weather-related disasters in the past two decades have killed more than 600,000 people and inflicted economic losses estimated at trillions of dollars, the United Nations said on Monday, warning that the frequency and impact of such events was set to rise.


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What Passing a Key CO2 Mark Means to Climate Scientists

This week is a big one for our world. Atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels climbed above the 400 parts per million (ppm) at the Mauna Loa Observatory and it’s distinctly possible they won’t be back below that level again in our lifetimes.

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Climate Change Could Drive More Than 100 Million Into Poverty by 2030, Report Says

Poor countries face the most risk as global warming worsens. For one, regions in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia will be worst hit by higher temperatures, according to the report. Globally, poor households are more vulnerable to increases in food prices, and poor communities are often built in areas most susceptible to the risks of climate change like flooding.

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New York Prepares for Up to 6 Feet of Sea Level Rise

About 500,000 people live on the 120 square miles of land that lie less than 6 feet above the mean high tide line in the state of New York. More than $100 billion in property value exists in that area.


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