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With catastrophic rises in sea levels drowning island nations such as the Maldives, floods and droughts making hundreds of millions homeless and exposing them to starvation and disease, this map shows how the world would be affected by the effects of a 4C rise in global temperature.

Climate change conspiracies: Stolen emails used to ridicule global warming

Climate sceptics are blamed for disrupting crucial negotiations, say scientists.

Climate change the world's greatest challenge, says Brown

The Prime Minister described the climate change challenge today as "one of the great human endeavours of our time".

PM hits at Tory climate 'doubters'

Gordon Brown today aimed a thinly-veiled barb at senior Tory David Davis, who today attacked the "fixation" of the green movement.

Brown unveils £13bn climate fund

Money will help poor nations before Copenhagen treaty comes into force
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