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Decade of drought: a global tour of seven recent water crises

Projections for water stress in 2020, 2030 and 2040 indicate that the global picture is likely going to get worse. Photograph: Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images

With a chronic overuse of resources, it only takes a few bad rainfalls or poor management decisions to plunge a region into crisis

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Global warming made 2014 a record hot year – in animated graphics

The sun rises in Pleasant Plains, Illinois. Photograph: Seth Perlman/AP

NASA and NOAA have just reported that global surface temperatures in 2014 were the hottest on record. That also means 2014 was likely the hottest the Earth has been in millennia, and perhaps as much as 100,000 years. . . . → Read More: Global warming made 2014 a record hot year – in animated graphics

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2014 officially the hottest year on record, US government scientists say

Campaign groups say the milestone report should spur new efforts to fight climate change. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

2014 has set a new record as the “hottest” year in 5000 years! If the rising trends in temperatures are to be believed, hotter climates, in all likelihood, will be the new “normal”. With no immediate global action plans to fight global warming in sight, the threat of climate change is becoming more stronger, putting future generations at risk. . . . → Read More: 2014 officially the hottest year on record, US government scientists say

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2014 will be the hottest year on record

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This article titled “2014 will be the hottest year on record” was written by John Abraham, for theguardian.com on Wednesday 17th December 2014 14.00 UTC

For those of us fixated on whether 2014 will be the hottest year on record, the results are in. At least, we know enough that we can make the call. According the global data from NOAA, 2014 will be the hottest year ever recorded.

I can make this pronouncement even before the end of the year because each month, I collect daily global average temperatures. So far, December . . . → Read More: 2014 will be the hottest year on record

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It’s still our fault

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It has been a long time coming. But then the fifth assessment of the state of the global climate by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations body, was a behemoth of an undertaking. It runs to thousands of pages, involved… . . . → Read More: It’s still our fault

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Study suggests rising CO2 in the past caused global warming

A paper in Nature shows how increased CO2 in the atmosphere led to warming – rather than the other way round . . . → Read More: Study suggests rising CO2 in the past caused global warming

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Do temperature records reliably show the planet is warming?

This Q&A is part of the Guardian’s ultimate climate change FAQ

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Could an artificial volcano cool the planet by dimming the sun?

First major study of practicality of planetary-scale solar radiation management concludes it is a potentially cost-effective option . . . → Read More: Could an artificial volcano cool the planet by dimming the sun?

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Greenpeace urges government to halt ‘reckless’ Arctic oil rush

At a special House of Commons hearing, ministers will be asked to reconsider support for Cairn Energy drilling in the far north . . . → Read More: Greenpeace urges government to halt ‘reckless’ Arctic oil rush

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The climate change message is not being heard. Here’s how to change tack

Focus on the economic case, drop the activist-speak, talk about solutions rather than doom – and don’t rely on politicians . . . → Read More: The climate change message is not being heard. Here’s how to change tack

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