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April breaks global temperature record, marking seven months of new highs

Latest monthly figures add to string of recent temperature records and all but assure 2016 will be hottest year on record

May 16, 2016 — Last month was the hottest April on record globally – and the seventh month in a row to have broken global temperature records. Continue reading April breaks global temperature record, marking seven months of new highs

A human-made calamity on par with the razing of Palmyra’s temples

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Before the inferno: giant cushion plants beneath ancient pencil pines in the Walls of Jerusalem national park. Photograph: Ashley Whitworth/Alamy
As 1,000-year-old trees turn to ash and dried-out peat bogs burn, the devastation of these precious plains is a harbinger of a warmer, far less wonderful world

March 9, 2016 —It is a three-hour, thigh-torturing climb to reach Tasmania’s high central plateau. Ancient myrtle rainforests flank the slopes. In years gone by, springs and streams gushed from the Continue reading A human-made calamity on par with the razing of Palmyra’s temples