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NASA: Sea level rise is accelerating as ice melts

NEWS: Scientists form new team to address big uncertainties in the pace of future changes to ice sheets and the ocean

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Hi-res models capture West Antarctic ice melt danger

NEWS: Precision mapping of melting glaciers can help predict potentially calamitous effects on sea levels, say scientists

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Extreme weather events of 2015: Is climate change to blame?

NEWS: Record temperatures, heatwaves and a brewing El Nino are making this year one of the more unusual in recent history

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Climate change is worsening California drought - study

NEWS: State could be in “more or less permanent” drought by 2060s, researchers warn as four-year dry spell takes its toll

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China carbon emissions overestimated by 14% - report

GUARDIAN: New analysis takes fuel quality into account for first time, but China is still world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases

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Astronomers trash sunspot theory of global warming

NEWS: Solar activity has not increased since 1700, leading scientists conclude after review of diverging datasets

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Glacier melt hits record levels, report Zurich-based monitors

NEWS: Scientists say many glaciers are melting faster than ever − and many will continue to do so even if climate change can be stabilised

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Climate cure worse than disease for US water stress - study

NEWS: Bioenergy crops need more irrigation and will put pressure on water resources, models show

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Paralysed by uncertainty? Index mooted to solve climate dilemma

NEWS: Setting pace of emissions cuts by observed warming could see off climate policy objections, say UK researchers

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Good practice could get emissions close to 2C levels - study

NEWS: If all countries follow the example of the best in each sector, it brings warming target within reach, say European researchers

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Pentagon warns of emergency risk in melting Arctic

NEWS: US Department of Defense is calling for more resources to expand search and rescue capabilities into newly open territory

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Berlin in a heatwave (Pic: Frank Neulichedl/Flickr)

NEWS: All but one of the main surface temperature monitors has recorded a 1C rise since pre-industrial times, analysis shows

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Washington DC is sinking into the sea - study

NEWS: The seat of US government faces six inches of subsidence this century, geologists say, making it vulnerable to sea level rise

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Why carbon removal from air needs more attention

NEWS: From tree planting to direct air capture machines, negative emissions techniques are essential, says founder of new centre

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Recession not shale gas boom cut US emissions - study

NEWS: Economic factors rather than switch from coal to natural gas drove recent drop in country’s CO2 output, say researchers

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Berlin in a heatwave (Pic: Frank Neulichedl/Flickr)

NEWS: Latest data from US agency NOAA reinforces high temperature trend, boosted by a moderate El Nino

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Outsider enters race to head UN climate science panel

NEWS: Energy economist Nebojsa Nakicenovic is the fifth candidate nominated to replace Rajendra Pachauri at the top of the IPCC

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Climate denial conspiracy theories - contentious study republished

NEWS: In a long-running wrangle with sceptical bloggers, psychologist Stephan Lewandowsky has revived a previously retracted paper

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World carbon emissions in one handy graphic

NEWS: This metric breaks down how much CO2 countries are pumping skyward – and which sector has the greatest footprint

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Alaska wildfires spiral in warming climate - study

NEWS: America’s northern frontier is seeing a surge of large wildfires, releasing more carbon dioxide from tundra and forests

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