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Planet at its hottest in 115,000 years thanks to climate change, experts say

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A coal-fired power station. ‘Massive CO2 extraction’ costing trillions is needed in order to avoid runaway temperature rises, says a new paper. Photograph: Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty Images

Global warming is said to be bringing temperatures last seen during an interglacial era, when sea level was 6-9 meters (20-30ft) higher than today

October 4, 2016 — The global temperature has increased to a level not seen for 115,000 years, requiring daunting technological advances that will cost the coming generations hundreds of trillions Continue reading Planet at its hottest in 115,000 years thanks to climate change, experts say

Military experts say climate change poses ‘significant risk’ to security

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The Pentagon ordered its officials in January to start incorporating climate change into every major consideration, from weapons testing to preparing troops for war. Photograph: Charles Dharapak/AP

A coalition of 25 prominent members of US national security community warn that higher temperatures and rising seas will inundate bases and fuel conflict

September 14, 2016 — A coalition of 25 military and national security experts, including former advisers to Ronald Reagan and George W Bush, has warned that climate change poses a “significant Continue reading Military experts say climate change poses ‘significant risk’ to security

Paris climate deal on cusp of entering into force this year

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A climate deal was agreed in Paris, but there are legal hurdles before it takes effect (Pic: IISD/ENB/Kiara Worth)

Momentum is building to kick start the UN pact in 2016, before Donald Trump can get his hands on the US presidency

August 7, 2016 — The Paris climate deal is a hair’s breadth away from meeting the criteria to enter into force in 2016.  Continue reading Paris climate deal on cusp of entering into force this year

From floods to forest fires, a warming planet – in pictures

July 17, 2016 — Droughts, floods, forest fires and melting poles – climate change is impacting Earth like never before. From the Australia to Greenland, Ashley Cooper’s work spans 13 years and over 30 countries. This selection, taken from his new book, shows a changing landscape, scarred by pollution and natural disasters – but there is hope too, with the steady rise of renewable energy.  Continue reading From floods to forest fires, a warming planet – in pictures