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Climate Hits Key Tipping Points, Existential Threat Real, Say Scientists

Monday, July 29, 2019, 8:03 AM

It was an odd title for a comedy night, but British stand-up Carl Donnelly turned out to have chosen an environmental theme with impeccable timing. With temperature records tumbling daily in last week's European heatwave, a crowd in an east London bar seemed uniquely primed to appreciate his darkly humorous riffs on the existential threat posed by climate change.
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Europe Heat Wave May Melt World's Second Largest Ice Sheet In Greenland

Sunday, July 28, 2019, 11:00 AM

The hot air that smashed European weather records this week looks set to move towards Greenland and could cause record melting of the world's second largest ice sheet, the United Nations said on Friday. "According to forecasts, and this is of concern, the atmospheric flow is now going to transport that heat towards Greenland," she told a regular U.N. briefing in Geneva.
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Europe's record-setting heatwave to spike even higher

Thursday, July 25, 2019, 8:26 PM

A dangerously intense heatwave across much of Europe is to spike even higher Thursday after already breaking records in several-countries, impacting rail traffic and sending people in search of shade and water. Paris was expected to see the mercury soar to as much as 41 or 42 degrees Celsius, breaking a 70-year-plus record of 40.4C and turning the UNESCO-listed capital into baking urban bowl.