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Climate change driving catastrophic weather events

Increasingly chaotic weather around the world can be attributed to climate change, a top NIWA scientist says. Dr Sam Dean, NIWA’s principal climate scientist, told Q + A’s Jack Tame on Sunday that extreme weather events have been intensified by the changing climate. “The risk is double what it would’ve been without climate change and …

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‘Monster octopus’ wildfire in France burns area twice the size of Paris

Jean-Luc Gleyze, Gironde’s regional president, told the BBC, “It’s a monster like an octopus, and it’s growing and growing and growing in the front, in the back, on both sides. Because of the temperature, because of the wind, because of the lack of water in the air… it’s a monster and it’s very difficult to …

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Why the Arctic Is Warming 4 Times as Fast as the Rest of Earth

All the extra warmth of summer is also getting trapped in the Arctic Ocean, then released throughout the winter. “The greatest warming in the Arctic is happening in winter, which maybe surprises people, because you have the greatest sea ice melt in summertime,” says Hahn, of the University of Washington. “That’s when you have incoming …

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Prince Harry to invoke Nelson Mandela’s ‘legacy’ in UN speech on climate change

The Duke of Sussex will invoke the “memories and legacy” of Nelson Mandela on Monday when he addresses the United Nations on food security and climate change. Prince Harry, 37, will be the keynote speaker at the annual event marking Nelson Mandela International Day in New York. He will be accompanied by his wife, the …

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Banker who hit out at ‘nut jobs’ leaked to press, claims HSBC

An HSBC banker who sparked controversy by attacking climate change doom-mongering was accused by the bank of leaking information to the press, The Telegraph can reveal. Stuart Kirk was able to resign from his high-profile job earlier this month without seeing out his six-month notice period owing to a row over whether he told reporters …

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How climate change is making extreme weather a regular occurrence

Torrential rains in Japan, record-breaking heatwaves in Europe, and recurring droughts in the western US. For the second year in a row the start of summer in the northern hemisphere has been marked by extreme weather. To what extent is global warming to blame? In France, a particularly intense heatwave is set to start on …

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HSBC banker quits and declares ‘cancel culture destroys wealth and progress’

Mr Kirk’s initial comments about climate change – in which he also said there was “always some nut job telling me about the end of the world” – surprised many in the finance sector as they were out of step with an industry that is increasingly keen to burn its green credentials. In a slide …

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