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Atmospheric volumes of greenhouse gases blamed for climate change hit a new record in 2012, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said on Wednesday.

Sir Jonathan Porritt is scathing about the Lib Dems

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Power generators' switch from gas to coal sees 2.4-per-cent jump in 'carbon intensity'

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Summer downpours across northern  Europe linked to variations of jet stream winds caused by loss of sea ice

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Lord Deben: Climate change science is 'akin to evidence linking cigarettes to cancer'

Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change warns some sceptics are being given too much coverage in the media

Greg Barker suggested 'the sceptic press' often used research that had not been peer-reviewed to bolster its position

'BBC gives too much prominence to climate sceptics': Greg Barker hits out at coverage

Tory MP also accuses 'Sunday newspapers' of presenting comment as science

Sir Mark Walport: 'We are very good as a race at adapting'

Top scientist Sir Mark Walport urges climate change deniers to give in

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson played down the dangers of global warming recently

Kiribati, a low-lying island nation in the central Pacific, would disappear if sea levels rise by just one metre

Man from Pacific island of Kiribati in bid to live in New Zealand as world’s first climate refugee

Kiribati man begs New Zealand court to let  him stay as there is ‘no future’ with rising seas

Professor Kevin Anderson, University of Manchester: 'Such a market-based approach is doomed to failure and is a dangerous distraction'

Plan to use financial markets to halt climate change is ‘doomed’

A leading scientist has dismissed the United Nations’ call for governments to use the world’s financial markets as the central weapon against climate change as being “doomed to failure and a dangerous distraction”.

Under arrest: Frank Hewetson, 45, from London, at the Leninsky District Court of Murmansk, last Thursday

Two British Greenpeace activists to appear in Russian court

Anthony Perrett and Frank Hewetson among 30 people taken in to custody after Arctic oil rig protest

Visitors witness a huge chunk falling from Monaco Glacier, Spitsbergen, Norway in Jul 2013

IPCC report: The financial markets are the only hope in the race to stop global warming

The chairman of the IPCC warns that the only way to reduce large-scale fossil-fuel use is to 'price' carbon emissions

What is climate change? How the Met Office sums it up

How can you sum up what climate change is? Below is a Met Office graphic summarising the difference between weather and climate, what drives climate and how our climate is changing.

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