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Record-breaking climate change pushes world into ‘uncharted territory’

Earth is a planet in upheaval, say scientists, as the World Meteorological Organisation publishes analysis of recent heat highs and ice lows

A boat lies in the dry Cedro reservoir in Quixadá, Brazil. Climate change increases the risk of extreme weather events like drought. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images


Published on The Guardian website on the 21st March 2017
Story by Damian Carrington

The record-breaking heat that made 2016 the hottest year ever recorded has continued into 2017, pushing the world into “truly uncharted territory”, according to the World Meteorological Organisation.

The WMO’s assessment of the climate in 2016, published on Tuesday, reports unprecedented heat across the globe, exceptionally low ice at both poles and surging sea-level rise.

Global warming is largely being driven by emissions from human activities, but a strong El Niño – a natural climate cycle – added to the heat in 2016. The El Niño is now waning, but the extremes continue to be seen, with temperature records tumbling in the US in February and polar heatwaves pushing ice cover to new lows.

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UKOG submits new information on South Downs oil drilling – consultation now open

Published on the Drill or Drop? website on the 9th March 


People can now comment on new details of plans to produce oil for 20 years at Markwells Wood in the South Downs National Park.

The company behind the project, UK Oil and Gas Investments PLC, submitted 22 additional documents this week to support its planning application. This was in response to a request by The South Downs National Park Authority, which will decide the application, for more information on impact of the scheme on groundwater, landscape, traffic and wildlife.

A public consultation is now open and runs until Tuesday 28th March. There have been more than 2,000 objectives since the application was submitted in September 2016.

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Talk: The Ecology of Portsdown Hill, by Richard Jones, The area's Countryside Officer

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