CCC: England’s coastal defences need ‘urgent’ rethink to cope with climate change

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In-depth: Scientists discuss key findings of the IPCC’s special report on 1.5C

Earlier this week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a special report on 1.5C. It summarised what the latest science says about the...

Guest post: 13 ‘ocean-based solutions’ for tackling climate change

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Arctic sea ice summer minimum in 2018 is sixth lowest on record

Arctic sea ice has reached its summer minimum extent for the year, clocking in at 4.59m square kilometres (sq km), which puts it joint...

Record 2017 hurricane season driven by warm Atlantic Ocean, study says

Last year’s record hurricane season – which saw Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria cause devastation across North and Central America – was primarily driven by “pronounced...

Restricting global warming to 1.5C would ‘halve’ risk of marine heatwaves

Marine heatwaves could become 41 times more likely across the globe by 2100 than in pre-industrial times if little is done to stop greenhouse...

Coastal flooding in Europe ‘could cost up to €1 trillion per year’ by 2100

The economic damage from coastal flooding in Europe could reach almost €1 trillion per year by 2100 without new investment in adaptation to climate...

Factcheck: Will climate change bring great white sharks to UK waters?

Last week, many news publications reported on “a new study” claiming that climate change could lead several shark species to move into UK waters. For...

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