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Financial systems must consider extreme weather, or risk condemning millions to die

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A new Royal Society report calls for changes to global financial accounting and regulation to ensure extreme weather risk is correctly accounted for

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Reflecting sunlight into space has terrifying consequences, say scientists

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But ‘geoengineers’ say urgent nature of climate change means research must continue into controversial technology to combat rising temperatures

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Amazon rainforest losing ability to regulate climate, scientist warns

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Report says logging and burning of Amazon might be connected to worsening droughts – such as the one plaguing São Paulo

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Has the great climate change migration already begun?

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As rising sea levels, drought and disasters scrub some of Earth’s most picturesque places off the map, the first climate refugees apply for asylum. But the UN doesn’t grant refugee status for victims of climate change. Where will they go?

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New York summit is last chance to get consensus on climate before 2015 talks

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UN is trying to convince countries to make new pledges before they meet in Paris to finalise a new deal on cutting emissions, reports Climate News Network

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After the Taliban: taking solar energy to remote parts of Afghanistan

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The Hazara people have long been repressed and deprived of services. Could a solar power plant offer a glimmer of hope? . . . → Read More: After the Taliban: taking solar energy to remote parts of Afghanistan

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Eight ways climate change is making the world more dangerous

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Disasters including storms, floods and heatwaves have increased five-fold since the 1970s, UN finds

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Dark snow: from the Arctic to the Himalayas, the phenomenon that is accelerating glacier melting

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Industrial dust and soil, blown thousands of miles, settle on ice sheets and add to rising sea level threat . . . → Read More: Dark snow: from the Arctic to the Himalayas, the phenomenon that is accelerating glacier melting

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Extreme weather official advice rewritten to remove climate change link

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Australian government accused of significantly watering down information document on Department of Environment website

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World’s energy systems vulnerable to climate impacts, report warns

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Generators from nuclear reactors to coal-fired power plants will feel the brunt of the weather changes . . . → Read More: World’s energy systems vulnerable to climate impacts, report warns

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