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Climate change will ‘cost world far more than estimated’

Lord Stern says current models do not adequately reflect the science and the impact on global economies  

Barack Obama has compared action to cut carbon emissions to the space race

Obama challenges global warming sceptics

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Tories’ scepticism about climate change melts after winter floods – in their constituencies

John Gummer tells Tom Bawden a thawing in attitudes is down to recent bad weather and a tide of scientific evidence

Climate change will hit price of cereal and household basics next, report claims

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East Antarctic outlet glacier, Wilkes Land. The advance and retreat of this glacier was measured in the study and linked to variations in climate

Antarctic ice sheet disappearing at twice the rate predicted

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Terrain spotting: Iain Cameron contemplates long lying snow at Aonach Beag

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Lord Lawson, founder of a controversial think-tank

Nigel Lawson's climate-change denial charity 'intimidated' environmental expert

Academic claims that the former chancellor's foundation complained to his employer
The dry bed of the Stevens Creek Reservoir in Cupertino, California cracks in the summer heat. The decade from 2001 to 2012 was the warmest on record in the United States

America’s wake-up call: ‘Climate change, once seen as issue for the future, has moved into present’

Heat waves, wildfires, torrential rains – the Obama administration warns the people of the United States, particularly those on the right, that climate change is already here, and it’s almost too late to act

Canary Island first to be powered by just wind and water

Wind turbines and an extinct volcano help tiny Spanish island to pioneering energy feat.

Fish could be rendered more vulnerable to predators by ocean acidification caused by carbon emissions, a report has found

Climate change: Davey calls for new deal on emissions as UN warns of a catastrophe

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Without further action, temperatures will increase from about four to five per cent compared with pre-industrial levels

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

The Independent on Sunday has seen a draft of the latest IPCC report, which says the world is not doing enough to combat problem. But, with sufficient political will, all is not lost

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