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Canada links June heat wave to climate change with new attribution analysis

For the first time, the Canadian government has conducted a rapid analysis of a period of extreme heat and linked it to human-caused climate change. Analysis by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) found that the likelihood of a heat wave in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada between June 17 and 20 is two to ten times greater due to …

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We’ve had 12 months of record-breaking global heat. How close are we to passing the 1.5C limit?

While the last 12 months have seen global temperatures reach 1.64 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, latest data According to the Copernicus climate research programme, this is not quite the same as exceeding the 1.5 degree Celsius limit set in the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. But it is very worrying that we are almost there and that global warming has …

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British Prime Minister Starmer says Rwanda deportation plan ‘dead and buried’

British Prime Minister Keir Starmer said on Saturday, his first full day in office, that he would scrap a controversial Conservative policy of deporting asylum seekers to Rwanda. He promised to initiate change but warned that this would take time. “The Rwanda plan was dead and buried before it started,” Starmer said at his first press conference. “It never worked …

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