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Leaked climate change report: Scientific body warns of 'devastating rise of 4-5C if we carry on as we are'

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Saharan dust lands in England as 'very high' levels of air pollution warned this week

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Coral reefs, home to one third of marine species are threatened by ocean acidification and human activities

IPCC report paints bleak picture of war, famine and pestilence: ‘Climate change is happening and no one in the world is immune’

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Climate change could wipe out wildlife and is ‘major risk’ to UK forests

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Dr Lovelock is famed for his Gaia theory of the Earth as a self-regulating organism

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People should give up on the “English dream” of a house and garden in the countryside and retreat into mega-cities to sit out the worst extremes of climate change, environmental guru James Lovelock said yesterday.

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