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Monday 26 June 2017
26 June 2017 - NEWS UPDATE
Climate Change

Now it’s global greening, warns NASA

Vegetation growth at Earth's northern latitudes increasingly resembles lusher latitudes to the south, according to a NASA-funded study based on a 30-year record of land surface and newly improved satellite data sets.

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Image: NASA

Climate Change

Jurassic records warn of risk to marine life from global warming

Researchers at Plymouth University believe that findings from fieldwork along the North Yorkshire coast reveal strong parallels between the Early Jurassic era of 180 million years ago and current climate predictions over the next century.

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Jurassic evidence

Climate Change

50% chance of limiting global warming to 2°C - Met Office

There is a 50% chance of limiting global warming to 2°C if emissions peak in the next few years, followed by rapid long-term reductions, according to research led by the Met Office.

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The melting ice cap. Image: Greenpeace

Climate Change

Irrefutable climate science screams out from decades of research - Davey

Energy Secretary Ed Davey said today that irrefutable climate science 'screams out from decades of research.' He said the basic physics of climate change is irrefutable with two hundred years of good science - teasing out uncertainties, considering risk - laying the foundation of what we now understand.

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Irrefutable evidence: Ed Davey

Climate Change

Yeo and Gardiner table carbon target amendment to Energy Bill

Conservative MP Tim Yeo has put forward an amendment to the Energy Bill that if implemented would see a 2030 decarbonisation target set by April next year. Yeo, who is also chair of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee, finalised the amendments yesterday evening in tandem with Labour's Barry Gardiner after the Bill yesterday completed its Committee Stage.

Climate Change

Climate change could bring the US to its knees

No American will escape the devastating effects of climate change in the coming decades, an influential report has predicted. Millions of US citizens face enduring at least 25 days a year sweltering in temperatures above 100F (38C) and catastrophic storms such as Hurricane Sandy will become more frequent.

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The awesome power of Hurricane Sandy: NASA photo

Climate Change

2013 will be one of the warmest years on record, says Met Office

Global temperatures will increase again next year making 2013 one of the warmest since records began. Next year was expected to be between 0.43 and 0.71C warmer than the long-term global average of 14 degrees (1961-1990), with a best estimate of around 0.57C, the Met Office has said.

Climate Change

Sea level rise in US could be more than two metres by 2100, says report

The worst potential scenario for sea level rise around the US coastline this century is more than two metres, says an authoritative report issued today by NOAA's Climate Program Office. Regardless of how much warming occurs over the next 100 years, sea level rise is not expected to stop in 2100.