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Why is Europe so cold right now? Marco Magrini suggests looking north, to an exceptionally warm Arctic, for some answers
Harmful ozone levels found at the Earth’s surface, or troposphere, continue to be a cause for concern across the world
Those concerned with external asylum applications to the EU might want to focus on reducing the impacts of climate change
The ocean floor is being deformed under the weight of ever-increasing water from melting ice and redistribution of land water. This unexpected consequence of climate change also appears to be skewing global sea level data making it appear less severe
Progress on halting warming has not been great throughout 2017. For Marco Magrini, 2018 cannot be more of the same

No waste for Wales

Wales is the second best recycler in the world
A series of worrying reports by the Global Carbon Project has revealed that after three years of flat growth, global fossil fuel emissions are once again on the rise
Sixty-two of the natural World Heritage Sites are now at risk from the impact of climate change, a number which has nearly doubled in just three years
Water, water may be everywhere, but as Marco Magrini discovers, it’s not stopping vast swathes of the planet suffering from ever-increasing drought conditions
The discovery of increasing levels of ozone-depleting compounds being emitted into the atmosphere puts pressure on the need to expand the Montreal Protocol
At the 23rd Convention of the Parties (COP) climate change conference in Bonn, taking place 6-17 November, a sub-group of concerned US policy makers and politicians are currently challenging their President’s inaction
Marco Magrini considers why the recent devastation caused by hurricanes in the Caribbean might be causing Paris pull-outs to rethink their stance
Geographical’s regular look at the world of climate change. This month, Marco Magrini looks at carbon capture and storage options
Geographical’s regular look at the world of climate change. This month, Marco Magrini looks at the future of civil aviation
A dramatic increase in dust storms across the western United States has occurred alongside an upsurge of valley fever. New research is exploring possible links between the two, and looking at the complex causes of both
Geographical’s regular look at the world of climate change. This month, Marco Magrini looks at the legal challenges that lie ahead
A study from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has revealed that the Arctic tundra could release significant amounts of nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas) into the atmosphere given the right conditions
Compared to other types of carbon sink, seagrass in Kenya can absorb 35 times more carbon – a fact that is helping to kick-start poverty alleviation schemes in the region

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