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The ongoing rise in greenhouse gas emissions may trigger a rapid, irreversible collapse in an Antarctic ice sheet the size of Mexico, with potentially catastrophic consequences, a study published last week in the journal Nature found.
Extreme temperatures linked to climate change can be expected to cause a significant increase in the number of premature deaths, according to a report released Monday by the Obama administration.
A new report nearly doubles previous predictions for sea level rise if global emissions continue unabated, portending a doomsday scenario for many of the world’s coastal cities.

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08.12.2014 10:40:00 | Phys.org
The temperature of the seawater around Antarctica is rising according to new research from the University of East Anglia. New research published today in the journal Science shows how shallow shelf seas of West Antarctica have warmed over the last 50 years.

08.12.2014 10:28:00 | Stuff
For two decades, scientists have kept a close watch on a vast, icebound corner of West Antarctica that is undergoing a historic thaw. Climate experts have predicted that, centuries from now, the region's mile-thick ice sheet could collapse and raise sea levels as much as 3.3 metres.

08.12.2014 10:26:00 | The Daily Star
Glaciers in west Antarctica are melting so quickly they are losing the equivalent of a Mount Everest of ice every two years, a peer reviewed study has found. The increasing pace of melting means the glaciers have haemorrhaged an average 83 billion tonnes into the Amundsen Sea annually over the past 21 years, the Sydney Morning Herald reports quoting the study.

28.11.2014 05:54:00 | RT News
Britain’s children face life-threatening heatwaves that could leave thousands dead by the close of the century, the Royal Society has warned. If governments fail to tackle climate change by the year 2100, Britain’s heatwaves will increase three-fold. At present, approximately 2,000 people perish annually in the UK as a result of high temperatures, with the nation’s elderly population most at risk.

27.11.2014 05:38:00 | 3 News
A sea level rise of 30cm by 2050 in New Zealand is "inevitable" and the country needs to prepare for it, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment says. In the first of two reports on the impact of climate change, Dr Jan Wright issues a grim warning about the rising sea levels.

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