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Climate change threat in Congo as vast carbon-rich peat slab faces development – BBC News

Climate change threat in Congo as vast carbon-rich peat slab faces development - BBC News

In central Africa a giant slab of carbon-rich peat land, discovered by a team of British and Congolese scientists, is under threat from oil companies and farming. The carbon must be kept in the ground to avoid accelerating climate change, but some plots have already been sold for oil exploration. …

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US President Joe Biden announces plan to withstand climate change – BBC News – BBC News

US President Joe Biden announces plan to withstand climate change – BBC News - BBC News

US President Joe Biden has announced $2.3bn (£1.9bn) to help build infrastructure that can withstand extreme weather and natural disasters. But he stopped short of formally declaring a climate emergency, which would grant him further powers. Tens of millions of people in the US, across more than two dozen states, …

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US bill to tackle climate change clears Senate hurdle – BBC News

US bill to tackle climate change clears Senate hurdle – BBC News

There were tears of joy among Democrats in the US Senate as the landmark bill to tackle climate change was finally passed. After more than a year of intense wrangling, the sweeping reforms are being seen as a major victory for President Biden. The bill will now be sent to …

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Climate change 'killing elephants', says Kenya – BBC News

Climate change 'killing elephants', says Kenya - BBC News

Climate change is now a bigger threat to elephant conservation than poaching, says Kenya’s Wildlife and Tourism ministry. In the past year, the country has recorded 179 elephant deaths due to the ongoing drought affecting the Horn of Africa. Following consecutive seasons of poor rains, rivers and water pans have …

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UK's record-breaking heatwave 'basically impossible' without climate change – BBC News

UK's record-breaking heatwave 'basically impossible' without climate change - BBC News

The record temperatures in the UK last week would have been “almost impossible” without human-induced climate change, leading scientists have concluded. The UK recorded temperatures above 40C for the first time on 19 July, and without human-caused climate change these would have been 2C to 4C cooler, the experts say. …

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UN scientists say it's 'now or never' to limit global warming – BBC News

UN scientists say it's 'now or never' to limit global warming - BBC News

UN scientists have unveiled a plan that they believe can limit the root causes of dangerous climate change. A key UN body said in a report that there must be “rapid, deep and immediate” cuts in carbon dioxide emissions. Global emissions of CO2 would need to peak within three years …

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What links the cost of living crisis, climate change, China, Covid and the Ukraine war? – BBC News

What links the cost of living crisis, climate change, China, Covid and the Ukraine war? - BBC News

There are the links between the biggest global series of the year – the cost of living crisis, climate change, China, Covid and the war in Ukraine. The BBC’s analysis editor Ros Atkins looks at the connections. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog #Ukraine #Covid #BBCNews source

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Record UK temperatures fuel climate change fears – BBC News

Record UK temperatures fuel climate change fears - BBC News

The UK has recorded record temperatures above 40C for the first time, heightening concern over the impact of global climate change. Thermometers hit 40.3C at Coningsby in Lincolnshire while dozens of other locations exceeded the UK’s previous highest recorded temperature of 38.7C. Fire services declared major incidents after a spate …

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Is climate change to blame for extreme heat in Europe? – BBC News

Is climate change to blame for extreme heat in Europe? - BBC News

Europe is experiencing extreme temperatures this week, with hot weather set to continue for the foreseeable future. In Spain, temperatures have hit 43C (109F), and in neighbouring Portugal, wildfires have broken out as a result of the weather. Is climate change to blame for this scorching heat? Please subscribe HERE …

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Catastrophic climate change outcomes like human extinction ‘not being taken seriously' – BBC News

Catastrophic climate change outcomes like human extinction ‘not being taken seriously' - BBC News

Catastrophic climate change outcomes, including human extinction, are not being taken seriously enough by scientists, a new study says. The authors say that the consequences of more extreme warming, which is possible if no action is taken, are “dangerously underexplored”. They argue that the world needs to start preparing for …

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