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An iceberg the size of Luxembourg has broken off from a glacier in Antarctica after being rammed by another giant iceberg, scientists said on Friday, in an event that could affect ocean circulation patterns.

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Scientists hit by climate doubt fallout

Fallout from a loss of public confidence in climate science is affecting other fields of research, a top US academic claimed.

Climate change: shoot the messenger – not the message

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Britain protests over false melting glacier claims

Britain has officially expressed its concern to the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) about lax scientific procedures used by the body which supplies the world with the facts about global warming.

A distraction of Himalayan proportions

A claim that the mountain glaciers of the Himalayas will vanish by 2035 has been debunked. Climate-change sceptics are jubilant. They shouldn't be, says Steve Connor. Their disappearance is still only a matter of time

Creating glaciers out of thin air

Chewang Norphel has an ingenious solution to the droughts in his Himalayan homeland

Himalayan glacier melt overstated

The UN panel of climate scientists yesterday expressed regret for exaggerating how quickly Himalayan glaciers are melting in a report that wrongly projected that they could all vanish by 2035.

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