Greenland’s glaciers have passed a tipping point, researchers at Ohio State University say, where the snowfall that replenishes the ice sheet each year cannot keep up with the ice flowing into the ocean from glaciers. UN researchers now say sea levels could rise by 60 centimetres by the end of the century. Elsewhere, the effect of climate change was also felt in California’s Death Valley, which reached 55 degrees Celsius, thought to be the highest temperature ever recorded there.
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Climate Change is the name commonly given to the notion that the Earth is undergoing a changing climate as a result of human activity, including notable leaders, scientists and naturalists including Sir David Attenborough.
Climate change includes both the global warming driven by human emissions of greenhouse gases, and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns.
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France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.