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April 29, 2016
Ancient marine sediments provide clues to future climate change
Southampton UK (SPX) Apr 29, 2016
Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration was the major driver behind the global climatic shifts that occurred between 53 and 34 million years ago, according to new research led by the University of Southampton. The study, which was published in Nature, is the first to resolve the relationship between carbon dioxide (CO2) and climate during the period known as the 'Eocene epoch' when global temperatures were around 14C warmer than today. This is an important step in understanding ancient climate an ... read more

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From Paris to New York, climate pact to cross next hurdle
Four months after settling on a plan to stave off calamitous global warming, more than 160 nations gather in New York Friday to ink the pact whose execution demands a radical overhaul of the global economy. ... more
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Climate change: Is the 1.5C target a mirage?
The Paris Agreement to try to cap global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius was a stunning political victory for poor countries threatened by climate change. ... more
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India says 330 million people suffering from drought
About 330 million people are suffering from drought in India, the government has said, as the country reels from severe water shortages and desperately poor farmers suffer crop losses. ... more
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Volcanic eruptions triggered societal crises during 6th century
New analysis of ancient ice cores suggests a pair of volcanic eruptions in the 6th century explains a period of societal upheaval in the Northern Hemisphere. ... more
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Top investors urge leaders to sign Paris climate accord
Global firms responsible for tens of trillions of dollars in investments on Tuesday urged the world's leading economies to sign the landmark Paris accord to limit global warming adopted at a UN summit in December. ... more
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After Paris climate deal, now the hard part
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Some 150 nations to attend UN climate signing: France's Royal
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Malawi, Mozambique issue drought alerts as crisis spreads
Malawi and Mozambique sounded alarm bells on Wednesday over worsening food shortages caused by severe drought as concerns grow over a hunger crisis spreading across much of southern Africa. ... more
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Islands facing a dry future
Island nations could be forgiven for feeling slighted. They already face the brunt of the effects of climate change: Rising sea levels, dwindling resources, threats to infrastructure and economic fo ... more
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World Bank taking bolder climate steps
The World Bank said it was standing ready to offer its unique leverage on the global stage to help address the growing challenges of climate change. ... more
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Climate models underestimate warming by exaggerating cloud brightening
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Yale University have found that climate models are aggressively making clouds "brighter" as the planet warms. This may be causing models to ... more
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In drought-hit central Nicaragua, water 'is like looking for gold'
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Drought threatens California despite El Nino
Last winter, El Nino-driven storms dumped much-needed snow and rain over California, boosting reservoir levels and fueling hopes the parched state's four-year drought might end. ... more
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Paris climate talks cut back on hot air: report
Last year's climate conference in Paris, which yielded a long-awaited carbon-cutting pact, emitted fewer planet-warming greenhouse gases than many predecessor events, host France said Thursday. ... more
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Climate forecasts may be flawed, says study
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US, China to be among climate deal signatories
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Palaeosol loess shed light on early Pleistocene climate
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