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A new NASA study has found that the heat from warm river water draining into the Arctic Ocean is contributing to the melting of Arctic sea ice each summer
Climate change is threatening the survival of fish that live near the equator, according to a new study by scientists at James Cook University in Queensland
Extremely hot temperatures over land have increased in number and area, despite the hiatus in global warming, according to a new study

Sir John Houghton

Sir John Houghton is a Welsh climate scientist. He was professor of atmospheric physics at the University of Oxford; a key member of the IPCC; founder of the Hadley Centre; and chief executive of the Met Office
The world’s oceans are absorbing about 90 per cent of the heat being added to the globe by climate change and up to a third of the carbon dioxide we’re producing, with potentially catastrophic consequences

A continent in pieces

Temperatures are rising rapidly in parts of Antarctica, but the overall picture of the way in which the frozen continent and its inhabitants are responding to climate change is still incomplete

A clear signal

With the summer ice melting and temperatures rising at unprecedented rates, scientists are all but certain that changes taking place in the Arctic can be attributed to anthropogenic climate change

Unnatural acts

From the arrival of the first snowdrop to the fall of the last autumn leaf, the timing of seasonal events is changing, as are the ranges of countless species, all evidence of climate change’s impact on the natural world

The tide is turning

Extreme weather, rising sea levels and slowly altering local climates are affecting an increasing number of people around the world, from the Pacific to the Arctic. Even the West is feeling the pinch

Food for thought

Whether it’s increasingly unpredictable weather patterns, the spread of pests and pathogens or the impact of sea-level rise, climate change is making life increasingly precarious for farmers around the world
Cognitive science and psychology can help to explain why there’s a persistent gap between the established facts of climate science and their wider public acceptance

The big melt

All over the world, mountain glaciers are in retreat, providing one of the clearest and most unambiguous signals that climate change is already under way
Making long-term predictions about precipitation is virtually impossible. But scientists believe that the recent proliferation of heavy rainfall events and heatwaves is proof that climate change is taking hold
The expansion of the Gobi desert in Central Asia was caused by the emergence of the Hangay and Altai ranges, according to a new study

The story of the river

In the latest Discovering Britain walk, Olivia Edward gains a fascinating insight into the development of the historic Thames-side town of Marlow

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