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Study: our Paris carbon budget may be 40% smaller than thought

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Participants looks at a screen projecting a world map with climate anomalies during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21). Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

How we define “pre-industrial” is important

July 24, 2017 — In the Paris climate treaty, nearly every world country agreed to try and limit global warming to no more than 2°C above pre-industrial temperatures, and preferably closer to 1.5°C. Continue reading Study: our Paris carbon budget may be 40% smaller than thought

Third-hottest June puts 2017 on track to make hat-trick of hottest years

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The latest figures cement estimations that warming is now at levels not seen for 115,000 years. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

June 2017 was beaten only by June in 2015 and 2016, leaving experts with little hope for limiting warming to 1.5°C or even 2°C

July 19, 2017 — Last month was the third-hottest June on record globally, temperature data suggest, confirming 2017 will almost certainly make a hat-trick of annual climate records, with 2015, 2016 and 2017 being the three hottest years since records began. Continue reading Third-hottest June puts 2017 on track to make hat-trick of hottest years

Global warming scientists learn lessons from the pause that never was

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‘Despite all the other indicators of global warming showing business as usual, a fixation on the average temperature of the globe stuck firm.’ Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

New study finds there never was an unexpected lull in climate change but says the science community needs to communicate better

May 4, 2017 — People don’t talk about how global warming has stopped, paused or slowed down all that much any more – three consecutive hottest years on record will tend to do that to a flaky meme. Continue reading Global warming scientists learn lessons from the pause that never was

June swoon, US breaks another monthly temperature record

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The US has already suffered eight billion-dollar disaster events in 2016. Photograph: Nick Ut/AP

Average temperature of 71.8°F is 3.3°F above 20th-century average for the month and comes amid a string of climate- and weather-related calamities

July 7, 2016 — The US experienced its warmest ever June last month, with a scorching summer set to compound a string of climate-related disasters that have already claimed dozens of lives and cost billions of dollars in damage this year.  Continue reading June swoon, US breaks another monthly temperature record