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COP28 summit opens with hopes for early deal on climate damage fund

DUBAI, As world leaders assemble in Dubai for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, participants aim to secure an early success on a catastrophe fund on Thursday before the summit shifts its emphasis to fossil fuels and other contentious issues. Governments are gearing up for lengthy talks about whether to agree, for the first time, …

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Meltwater Beneath Antarctic Glaciers Accelerates Ice Loss, Warns Study

According to a recent study, Antarctic glaciers are losing ice more quickly due to meltwater running beneath them, which could result in sea level rises that are much worse than expected. Meltwater running beneath glaciers is causing them to lose ice more quickly, according to US researchers mapping Antarctic ice sheets using a new approach. …

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Malawi swelters in record heat with temperatures nearly 20C above average

An African nation has experienced excessive heat, with temperatures as high as 43C, attributed to climate change. The weekend was the hottest on record for Malawians, with temperatures rising by about 20C beyond the seasonal average. The government issued advisories last Thursday about staying out of the sun, staying hydrated, and avoiding coffee and alcohol …

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World isn’t moving fast enough to cut pollution and keep warming below 2 degrees Celsius, UN scorecard says

According to the first United governments scorecard since Paris, which was revealed on Friday, the world’s governments have not done enough to reduce pollution and avert catastrophic levels of warming in the eight years following the historic Paris Climate Agreement. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change released its assessment on Friday, showing that …

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After America’s summer of extreme weather, ‘next year may well be worse’

The American summer has been odd and nasty. The dwindling summer has been a vivid demonstration of the increasing climate problem, with scientists warning that worse is to come. Examples include the dystopian orange skies over New York and the tragic immolation of a historic coastal town in Hawaii. This summer, a relentless flurry of …

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Wildfires rage in southern Europe as soaring temperatures persist

Villages were evacuated as a result of wildfires in Greece and the Canary Islands that were brought on by heatwaves across Europe. On Sunday, authorities in Greece ordered the evacuation of five more towns close to the country’s northeastern border with Turkey as summer wildfires, which have already damaged a number of homes, grew increasingly …

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Antarctica’s heatwaves are a warning to humanity – and we have only a narrow window to save the planet-Climate scientists

As harsh weather occurs more frequently than scientists had anticipated, Antarctica’s sea ice levels are decreasing. At present, Antarctica is undergoing tremendous changes at previously unheard-of rates, as evidenced by frequent extreme occurrences. These include the recent autumn heatwave and circum-Antarctic summer heatwaves, both of which saw temperatures climb by up to 40C. Furthermore, the …

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This month is the planet’s hottest on record by far – and hottest in around 120,000 years, scientists say

Before July has even ended, scientists from two international climate agencies are projecting that this month will be the planet’s warmest on record by a wide margin. This is due to broad swathes of three continents baking under scorching temperatures and the oceans heating to historic levels. According to a report released on Thursday last …

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Phoenix hits record for 19th day of 110+ degrees in a row — with more ahead

PHOENIX — In a city accustomed to scorching summers, a historic heat wave Tuesday established a new standard: On the 19th day in a row, the temperature surpassed 110 degrees in this location. The temperatures subsequently continued to rise: According to preliminary National Weather Service data, the temperature reached 116 less than two hours later, …

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Land temperatures in Spain surpass 60C as deadly heatwave sweeps Europe

During the catastrophic heatwave that is sweeping Europe, the ground temperature in some places of Spain has reached more than 60C, satellite data have revealed. A heat map that normally depicts sweltering temperatures in red instead turned black due to the extreme heat. On most of the continent, including France, Switzerland, Germany, and Italy, where …

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