global warming

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Perhaps 2°C doesn't sound like much, but if you look through history, 2°C temperature changes have had huge effects on the planet and people.

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Having fewer children is one of the most effective ways an individual can mitigate climate change.

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The Montreal Protocol, an international agreement signed in 1987 to stop chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) destroying the ozone layer, now appears to be the first international treaty to successfully slow the rate of global warming.

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Urban overheating threatens the lives of people in Darwin, but researchers from UNSW's Faculty of Built Environment have calculated how many lives could be saved by changing the city.

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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. 

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