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Global heat continues, sea ice hits new record lows

Global warming

The extended spell of high global temperatures is continuing, with the Arctic witnessing exceptional warmth and – as a result – record low Arctic sea ice volumes for this time of year. Antarctic sea ice extent is also the lowest on record. Reports from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies said that global average surface temperatures ...

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Concern as Antarctic ice shelf crack grows rapidly

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A rapidly advancing crack in Antarctica’s fourth-largest ice shelf has scientists concerned that it is getting close to a full break. The rift has accelerated this year in an area already vulnerable to warming temperatures. Since December, the crack has grown by the length of about five football fields each day. The crack in Larsen C now reaches over 100 ...

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Rising number of Americans worried about global warming, study finds

In the wake of a contentious U.S. election and despite the election of a president who has publicly described global warming as a hoax, Americans are increasingly sure global warming is happening, according to  a national survey conducted by the George Mason University’s Centre for Climate Change Communication after the presidential election (Nov-Dec 2016). The proportion of Americans who think global warming is happening ...

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August 2016: Warmest August in 136 years

NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies

August 2016 was the warmest August in 136 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York. NASA is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space programme ...

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Natural gas expected to emit more GHGs than coal

Gas

The U.S. is expected to reach a major carbon emissions milestone this year: For the first time, carbon dioxide emissions from burning natural gas for electricity in the U.S. are set to surpass those from burning coal – the globe’s chief climate polluter. Emissions from burning natural gas are expected to be 10 percent greater than those from coal in ...

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Climate change could halve coffee production by 2050

coffee cherry

Climate change is already putting production and cost pressures on the supply of coffee in significant parts of the world’s “bean belt” of coffee producing countries. Increasing temperatures and extreme weather events will cut the area suitable for production by up to 50 per cent, erode coffee quality and increase coffee prices for consumers, according to The Climate Institute’s “A Brewing ...

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Paris climate agreement may become law this year, Bahamas ratifies pact

Patricia Espinosa

Fifty-seven countries accounting for 59.88% of global emissions have now indicated they will sign agreement before end of 2016 The Paris climate agreement will become international law by the end of 2016 if countries stick to the promises they have made. According to Climate Analytics, 57 countries have now indicated they will ratify or have already ratified the agreement by ...

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Climate change forces Alaskan village to relocate

climate change

A Native American village in Alaska has voted to relocate its entire population of some 600 people due to the threat of rising seas, officials have said. Shishmaref, located on a tiny island north of the Bering Strait that separates the United States and Russia, is losing up to 10 feet of shoreline each year, according to research by the ...

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Oceans began warming in the mid-1800s, study says

ocean-surf

Around 1830, just decades after the start of the Industrial Revolution, something happened around the world: As factories fueled by coal power spread across much of Great Britain, humans began to change the chemistry of the atmosphere, adding carbon dioxide to the air in small but increasing amounts. Not long after, the planet’s oceans started to warm up, kicking off ...

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Monsanto Tribunal: Judges, prosecutors, ambassadors unveiled

Francoise Tulkens

The Monsanto Tribunal, an international civil society initiative to hold Monsanto accountable for human rights violations, crimes against humanity and ecocide, has unveiled a team of legal practitioners that will handle courts sessions at the Tribunal, scheduled to hold between 14 and 16 October 2016 in The Hague, Netherlands. The People’s Assembly, which provides the opportunity for social movements to ...

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