MASSIVE GOVERNMENT REPORT SAYS CLIMATE IS WARMING AND HUMANS ARE THE CAUSE...

Hurricane Harvey delivered record rainfall to East Texas. Many scientists believe that climate change helped to make the storm wetter. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

 

It is "extremely likely" that human activities are the "dominant cause" of global warming, according to the most comprehensive study ever of climate science by U.S. government researchers...

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FROM MIAMI TO SHANGHAI: 3C OF WARMING WILL LEAVE WORLD CITIES BELOW SEA LEVEL...

How Shanghai would look with a rise of just 2C: the UN warned this week of a potential 3C scenario. Photograph: Nickolay Lamm/Courtesy Climate Central

 

An elevated level of climate change would lock in irreversible sea-level rises affecting hundreds of millions of people, Guardian data analysis shows...

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HAVE PSYCHOLOGISTS FOUND A BETTER WAY TO PERSUADE PEOPLE TO SAVE THE PLANET?

‘Worth protecting?’ Scientists recently published the first large-scale study of the association between social dominance and people’s environmental attitudes. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

 

Recent studies linking people’s views on social inequality to how they think and act on environmental issues could prove crucial to changing their behavior...

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WHAT IS THE NATIONAL CLIMATE ASSESSMENT? THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE REPORT ON CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE UNITED STATES...

 

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CLIMATE CHANGE 'WILL CREATE WORLD'S BIGGEST REFUGEE CRISIS'...

Successive droughts, like those seen in sub-Saharan Africa, could cause millions to migrate to Europe. Photograph: Peter Caton/Tearfund

 

Experts warn refugees could number tens of millions in the next decade, and call for a new legal framework to protect the most vulnerable...

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NEW ENVIRONMENTAL DATA SEND CLIMATE SCIENTISTS INTO TAILSPIN...

 

A series of new studies on everything from errors in calculating sea temperatures to the Earth’s ability to adapt in assimilating carbon dioxide has sent climate scientists scrambling to readjust their predictions concerning climate change...

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BRITISH ANTARCTIC RESEARCH STATION TO SHUT FOR SECOND WINTER AS CRACKS IN ICE GROW...

The Halley VI research centre, run by the British Antarctic Survey, will shut down between March and November 2018. Photograph: British Antarctic Survey/PA

 

Having changed location earlier this year to avoid being cut off, the Halley VI station will close again over fears that the ice shelf it stands on may break...

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THERE’S A SHADY PUERTO RICO CONTRACT YOU DIDN’T HEAR ABOUT...

 A car passes among dark homes as people wait for electricity to be restored after Hurricane Maria passed through on Oct. 6, 2017 in Utuado, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico experienced widespread damage, including to most of the electrical, gas, and water grid, as well as agriculture. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

 

National outrage has led to the cancellation of a suspicious $300 million contract doled out to a tiny Montana company that was oddly tasked with rebuilding large parts of Puerto Rico’s electric grid. A separate $200 million contract has faced little scrutiny, but may ultimately be even more scandalous for what it says about the effort to rebuild the island in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria...

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TRUMP SUED, LAWYERS CLAIM DENYING CHILDREN A HEALTHY FUTURE...

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A group of children and young adults is suing President Donald Trump’s administration for denying their right to a livable environment, claiming that by not properly addressing climate concerns, the United States is taking away their right to a healthy future...

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IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON HEALTH IS ‘THE MAJOR THREAT OF 21ST CENTURY’...

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The health of millions of people across the world is already being significantly harmed by climate change, a major new report finds...

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CLIMATE CHANGE IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH...

A victim of a heat wave in Pakistan, in 2015. Credit Asianet-Pakistan/Barcroft Media, via Getty Images

 

Climate change has largely been defined as an environmental issue, with the worst effects decades or centuries away. But a sobering new report from a commission convened by the medical journal The Lancet, released Monday evening, could change that assessment...

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CLIMATE CHANGE ALREADY BRINGING DISEASE, AIR POLLUTION AND HEATWAVES...

Pakistani heatstroke victims at a government hospital in Karachi, June 2015. The report found a huge increase in the number of people over 65 who are exposed to extreme heat. Photograph: Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images

 

Heatwaves, pollution and disease are the main health issues linked to global warming but action to halt emissions would deliver huge benefits...

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FIVE YEARS AFTER SANDY, ARE WE BETTER PREPARED?

Hurricane Sandy, which made landfall in the New York City region on Oct. 29, 2012, plunged Manhattan, from Midtown south to the Financial District, into darkness for several days. While much of the region’s inundated infrastructure has been repaired, many of the plans to stormproof the city are still just that — plans. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times

 

While much of New York City’s battered infrastructure has been repaired and even improved, most long-term resiliency measures are still years away...

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5 YEARS AFTER SANDY: VULNERABLE RED HOOK IS BOOMING, RIGHT AT THE WATER'S EDGE...

Much of Red Hook flooded during Superstorm Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012. Nearly six feet of water submerged cars and the electricity went out. Credit: Alan Chin via The Bridge.

 

This growing Brooklyn neighborhood, flooded during Superstorm Sandy, is now confronting the threat of future storms and sea level rise...

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THE ENERGY 202: WHAT WHITEFISH REALLY REVEALS ABOUT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION...

Donald Trump speaking during a Cabinet meeting at the White House as Ryan Zinke, left, listens. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

 

So much of the news coverage about restoring power to Puerto Rico concerns a tiny town more than 3,000 miles away from the hurricane-hit island...

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