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Scientists warn that natural systems could accelerate climate change

Aug 10, 2018

Scientists warn that natural systems could accelerate climate change

Even if humanity slashes greenhouse gas emissions in line with Paris climate treaty goals, the planet could overwhelm such efforts and irretrievably tip into a hellish "hothouse" state, top scientists warn. Under such a scenario, Earth's average temperature would stabilize at 4 or 5 degrees ...

U.K. temperatures may hit record June highs as heat wave continues

Jun 27, 2018

U.K. temperatures may hit record June highs as heat wave continues

Britons enjoyed sweltering heat for the third day running on Tuesday, with temperatures reaching 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) in Wales and possibly set to hit record June highs this week, the Meteorological Office said. Portmadog in North Wales was the hottest place at 30.6 ...

Ice caps live-blogging human history

/ Jun 14, 2018

Ice caps live-blogging human history

by Faye Flam

At the dawn of the 20th century, when the first humans set foot on Antarctica's seemingly pristine ice cap, pollution had beaten them there. Lead and other heavy metals quickly amassed in the ice in 1888 and beyond, leaving a record of the industrial revolution. ...