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'Very strong' climate change signal in record June heat

The June heat waves that impacted much of the UK and Western Europe were made more intense because of climate change say scientists.
Forest fires in Portugal claimed scores of lives while emergency heat plans were triggered in France, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
Britain experienced its warmest June day since the famous heat wave of 1976.

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Rapid greening of Antarctic Peninsula driven by climate change

The Antarctic Peninsula is not only getting warmer, it's getting dramatically greener with a sharp increase in plant growth over the past 50 years.
A study of moss cores sampled from along the eastern side of the peninsula has provided a unique record of how temperature increases over the last 150 years have affected plant growth.
The results, published today in Current Biology, show an unprecedented surge in growth all the way along a 600-kilometre stretch of the coastline, particularly since the 1950s.

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Paris 1.5C target may be smashed by 2026

Global temperatures could break through the 1.5C barrier negotiated at the Paris conference as early as 2026 if a slow-moving, natural climate driver known as the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation (IPO) has, as suspected, moved into a positive phase.
New research published in Geophysical Research Letters by University of Melbourne scientists at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science shows that a positive IPO would likely produce a sharp acceleration in global warming over the next decade.

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Scientists highlight Antarctic ice upheaval in response to prehistoric climate change

A team of scientists led by the University of Southampton has found that the Antarctic ice cap underwent dramatic cycles of expansion and melt-back millions of years ago when carbon dioxide levels were similar to those experienced today.
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NASA, NOAA to Announce 2016 Global Temperatures, Climate Conditions

Climate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will provide the annually-scheduled release of data on global temperatures and discuss the most important climate trends of 2016 during a media teleconference at 11 a.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 18.
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On the hunt for information about wetlands, retreating glaciers, climate change

Clutching large research instruments, they made their way across sphagnum moss, dense sedges, low shrubs and fallen trees trunks. Deep in the temperate rainforest of Southeast Alaska, twelve undergraduates from Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Science, along with faculty, navigated boot-sucking muskegs to collect methane and peat samples that will provide carbon storage and emission information about wetlands in landscapes with retreating glaciers. The students were on the front lines researching climate change this summer as part of the college's 2016 Center for Advanced Undergraduate Studies (CAUSE) course.
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Climate change: 2015 'shattered' global temperature record by wide margin

Global temperatures in 2015 were the warmest on record, according to data published by meteorologists in the UK and US.
The Met Office figures show that 2015 was 0.75C warmer than the long-term average between 1961-1990.
US data suggests that 2015 "shattered" the temperature record by the widest margin ever recorded.

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Met office says 2016 'very likely' to be warmest on record

A new global temperature forecast from the UK's Met Office says that 2016 is likely to be even warmer than 2015.
This year has already been provisionally declared the warmest on record thanks to a combination of global warming and a strong El Nino.
The Met Office believes that temperatures in 2016 could be 1.1C above pre-industrial levels.

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Next two years hottest, says Met Office

The next two years could be the hottest on record globally, says research from the UK's Met Office.
It warns big changes could be under way in the climate system with greenhouse gases increasing the impact of natural trends.

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