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Africa faces sharp rise in climate adaption costs - UNEP

Megan Rowling, Nov 19, 2013

Africa faces climate adaptation costs in the range of $7 billion to $15 billion per year by 2020, and that figure could rise to around $350 billion annually by 2070 if global warming exceeds 2 degrees Celsius, a U.N. report said on Tuesday.

IPCC "conservative" on sea level rise


JOHANNESBURG, 8 October 2013 (IRIN) - The international scientific community’s new assessment of the estimated sea level rise caused by global warming is a significant development, but experts say the projections for higher sea levels in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate (IPCC) assessm

Shift to a new climate likely by mid-century - study


OSLO, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Billions of people could be living in regions where temperatures are hotter than their historical ranges by mid-century, creating a "new normal" that could force profound changes on nature and society, scientists said on Wednesday.

Arctic ice melting at 'amazing' speed, scientists find

By David Shukman Science Editor, BBC News, in Svalbard

Scientists in the Arctic are warning that this summer's record-breaking melt is part of an accelerating trend with profound implications.

Norwegian researchers report that the sea ice is becoming significantly thinner and more vulnerable.

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