global warming

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A new study based on evidence from past warm periods suggests global warming may be double what is forecast.

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With global sea levels set to rise by up to a metre by 2100, there is much to be learnt from past changes to the coastline and how humans responded to dramatic increases in sea level.

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Summer in some parts of the world will become one long heatwave with a global temperature rise of just 2°C above pre-industrial levels, new research has found.

Antarctic ice

Current changes in the ocean around Antarctica are disturbingly close to conditions 14,000 years ago that led to the rapid melting of the Antarctic ice sheets and a three metre rise in global sea levels, new research shows.

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John Church, one of the world’s leading experts on sea level rise caused by global warming, is joining UNSW's Climate Change Research Centre.

Dehli

Until now, India's smog problem has curbed extreme temperatures. But that could be about to change, write Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick, Andrew King and Geert Jan van Oldenborgh. 

Hunter coal mine

A lot more work needs to be done if we are to satisfactorily reduce the greenhouse gas footprint of coal mining, write Bryce Kelly and Charlotte Iverach.

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Global warming will increase rainfall in some of the world's driest areas over land, with not only the wet getting wetter but the dry getting wetter as well – a phenomenon that could lead to more flash flooding.

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Humans are in the driver's seat of evolution – but where are we heading, asks Darren Curnoe.

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Eight essential stories you should read before the start of the Paris climate talks.

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