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Only four Northern hemisphere cities are likely to be cool enough to host the summer Olympic and Paralympic Games by 2100 – Belfast, Dublin, Edinburgh and Glasgow
Hurricanes and tropical cyclones trigger carbon dioxide uptake in forests
Project to turn carbon dioxide into stone works faster than ever imagined

The solar revolution

Geographical’s regular look at the world of climate change. This month, Marco Magrini looks at the future of solar energy
When plants respire, they contribute a massive carbon flux to the atmosphere so their response to higher temperatures is a major concern for scientists. However, it’s now thought that increases in plant respiration may not be as high as previously…
The Glass Bead Game aims to engage listeners on complex geopolitical issues

The end of coal?

In this month’s regular look at the world of climate change, Marco Magrini asks if the days of coal are coming to an end
Europe-wide rules significantly lowered air pollutant emissions over a 40-year time period, saving tens of thousands of lives in the process
The recent gas well blowout in California has been confirmed as the largest methane leak in US history, equivalent to the effect of annual greenhouse gas emissions from over half a million cars
Record temperatures are having an unpalatable effect on France’s wine growing regions. Hazel Southam reports on how one much-loved variety in particular is under threat of extinction
Rice production, a major source of anthropological methane emissions, could be transformed by a revolutionary new genetic strand
Developed countries are exporting unfair proportions of greenhouse gases to vulnerable, less-developed countries

Has El Niño peaked?

The dramatic weather phenomenon El Niño has been growing in strength for months, but new data suggests the worst may be over

The Trump card

In the first of a series of columns covering the world of climate change, Marco Magrini looks at the new Paris Agreement’s survival chances

Regime change

New evidence shows that a climate ‘regime shift’ took place in the 1980s, the largest such surge forward of global warming in 1,000 years

Halfway point

2015 marked the first time that global temperatures climbed higher than 1°C above ‘pre-industrial levels’
What role did the following key factors have at the COP21 UN climate change conference in Paris?
As sea level rise affects coastline communities around the globe, what hope for the future of the UK’s own Isles of Scilly? Hazel Southam talks to the people on the frontline

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