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How the IPCC is sharpening its language on climate change

  • 01 Sep 2014, 17:40
  • Simon Evans

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) synthesis report due in November uses sharper, more decisive language on the impacts of climate change and presents stronger evidence too. Read more

Some important context on Arctic sea ice melt

  • 01 Sep 2014, 16:31
  • Robert McSweeney

The Mail on Sunday reports that Arctic summer ice is on the increase, disproving the “myth of Arctic meltdown”. Read more

In brief: How much do volcanoes influence the climate?

  • 29 Aug 2014, 12:00
  • Roz Pidcock

Overnight, Iceland's Bardabunga volcano began erupting. We look at the role of volcanic eruptions in climate - past, present and future. Read more

The trouble with Europe’s ageing nuclear power plants

  • 29 Aug 2014, 11:35
  • Mat Hope

As nuclear power plants get old, they're more prone to breaking. A new report highlights the importance of planning for their demise. Read more

Why we’re going to be breaking renewable records for the foreseeable future, and what that means

  • 28 Aug 2014, 13:00
  • Simon Evans

Renewable sources of electricity have been breaking lots of records recently. They will keep on breaking records for the foreseeable future as new capacity is added. If we're going to avoid dangerous climate change, there's no other way. Read more

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