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Worst global coral bleaching event eases, as experts await next one

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Bleached coral on the Great Barrier Reef near Port Douglas in February. Photograph: HANDOUT/Reuters

US researchers believe worst event on record is ending but fear coral won’t recover in time before oceans warm again

June 20, 2017 — The worst coral bleaching event in recorded history, which has hit every major coral region on Earth since 2014, appears to be coming to an end, with scientists now worrying how long reefs will have to recover before it happens again. Continue reading Worst global coral bleaching event eases, as experts await next one

March temperature smashes 100-year global record

Average global temperature was 1.07°C hotter – beating last month’s previous record increase

April 18, 2016 — The global temperature in March has shattered a century-long record and by the greatest margin yet seen for any month.

February was far above the long-term average globally, driven largely by climate change, and was described by scientists as a “shocker” and signalling “a kind of climate emergency”. But data Continue reading March temperature smashes 100-year global record

NOAA temperature adjustments bring data closer to pristine

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The U.S. Climate Reference Network consists of 114 stations, including this one in Capitol Reef National Park, Torrey, Utah. Photograph: NOAA
A new study finds that NOAA temperature adjustments are doing exactly what they’re supposed to

March 5, 2016 — Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) has embarked upon a witch-hunt against climate scientists at NOAA, accusing them of conspiring to fudge global temperature data. However, a Continue reading NOAA temperature adjustments bring data closer to pristine

Did global warming really slow down

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A June 2015 heatwave in Pakistan killed hundreds of people and put thousands in hospital. Photograph: Rehan Khan/EPA
Authors of analysis say the rise in global temperatures slowed between 2001 and 2014. Cue misinterpretation from climate science denialists

March 4, 2016 — Did global warming really slow down for a decade or so in the 2000s and does it really matter if it did?

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