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El Niño is back in town

As the infamous Pacific climate event El Niño is declared for 2015, what does this means for weather conditions around the world?
When it comes to social media, climate change sceptics are the least connected
The commitments to cutting carbon dioxide emissions currently set out by the EU, the USA and China are still likely to result in significantly more carbon in the atmosphere than the limits needed to keep the world below the two-degree…

What the media misses

When the IPCC’s climate change findings are reported in the media, crucial points are often overlooked

The geography of smog

As increased pollutant levels hit London and Paris, Geographical looks at how the smoky haze affects the world

Tracking Cyclone Pam

As Vanuatu recovers from the island’s worst ever natural disaster, Geographical looks at how Pacific cyclones are tracked and how Cyclone Pam’s impact will be mapped
Atlantic hurricane development in West Africa could be predicted weeks before formation
As the debate over the Anthropocene – the proposed new geological age – continues, a new study argues the epoch actually started in 1610

Kiwis dry out

New Zealand suffered a record drought between 2012 and 2013, if current weather trends continue 2015 could prove to be even worse
Basic ecology fieldwork techniques may allow indigenous groups to beat satellite data on carbon storage in the Amazon
The Global Calculator is a new online tool that lets anyone model future energy sources and carbon dioxide emissions, revealing potential ways to prevent a two-degree temperature rise
America is facing ‘super-droughts’ on a scale that hasn’t been seen in a millennium
Fossil fuel-related air pollution causes over 3,000 deaths in London every year. Campaigners say that should cause healthcare organisations to rethink investments
Scientists propose the first nuclear bomb blasts as the point when humans became the driving force in new geological epoch
The current drought hitting the west coast of America is giving the nation’s almond growers a particular headache
Last year’s global temperature figures tied with 2010 as the warmest year on record since 1850, according to the Met Office, providing further proof to drown out climate change deniers
The UN Climate Change secretariat today opened calls for submissions for the 2015 Momentum for Change Awards, a scheme that rewards currently successful climate action in a number of designated key fields, as part of wider efforts to stimulate efforts…
A new model suggests that fossil fuel reserves must remain unexploited to contain climate change

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