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Scientists say climate change goosed New Zealand storm fury

Climate change worsened flooding from a tropical cyclone that shut down much of New Zealand last month in one of the country’s costliest disasters, scientists said, but they couldn’t quite calculate how much it magnified the catastrophe. A flash study Tuesday by 23 scientists from around the globe found that global warming from the burning of fossil fuels added […]

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High February temperatures have India already bracing for more heat waves

Last year, Indian meteorologists sounded the first heat wave alert of the year in March, foreshadowing a summer that arrived unusually early — and brought some of the most extreme temperatures in India’s recorded history. This year, they are sounding the alarm even earlier. The India Meteorological Department issued the first heat wave alert of

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Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu in world’s top 50 regions at high risk due to climate change: report

9 Indian States feature on a “world-first” index that assesses the risk posed to built environment across the world due to extreme weather events. Nine out of 50 regions in the world facing high climate risk to a fragile physical infrastructure fall in India, according to a new ranking released on February 20. Bihar (22nd

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Temperatures in One of Earth’s Coldest Corners Are the Highest in 1,000 Years

Temperatures in north-central Greenland are the highest in at least a millennium, contributing to ice melt that is raising global sea levels. Some of the coldest parts of the Greenland ice sheet have hit their warmest levels in at least a millennium — and the amount of melting they’re experiencing has also probably hit a

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Rising sea levels could swamp the US coastline by 2050, NASA predicts

Sea levels are likely rising faster than previously thought, meaning low-lying coastal cities in the U.S. could flood far more regularly in the coming decades, a NASA study has revealed. According to the study, which analyzed three decades of satellite observations, by 2050, sea levels along the coastlines of the contiguous U.S. could rise as

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World has nine years to avert catastrophic warming, study shows.

Scientists say gas projects discussed at U.N. climate conference would seriously threaten world’s climate goals SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — Nations will likely burn through their remaining carbon budget in less than a decade if they do not significantly reduce greenhouse gas pollution, a new study shows, causing the world to blow past a critical warming

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Fed up young climate activists: ‘Adults aren’t listening’

WASHINGTON — The climate change generation is saying officials are talking too much, listening too little and acting even less. And they are fed up. “Instead of talking about how to solve the climate crisis, they negotiate about how to continue polluting,” said Mitzy Violeta, a 23-year old indigenous activist from Mexico. “Youth movements are

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Climate crisis: past eight years were the eight hottest ever, says UN

Report at Cop27 shows the world is now deep into the climate emergency, with the 1.5C heating limit ‘barely within reach’ The past eight years were the eight hottest ever recorded, a new UN report has found, indicating the world is now deep into the climate crisis. The internationally agreed 1.5C limit for global heating

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Climate ‘loss and damage’: why it’s such a big deal at Cop27

Global heating crisis is felt most by countries that are least to blame, so reparations are central to demands for climate justice Supercharged extreme weather events are striking every corner of the globe, and every year seems scarier than the last. The climate is breaking down much faster than even the worst case scenario predictions

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