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Fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 says IPCC

The unrestricted use of fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, a UN-backed expert panel says.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says in a stark report that most of the world’s electricity can – and must – be produced from low-carbon sources by 2050.

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People going blind waiting for care: Consequences of an ageing population

Level: , Topic: Population, Population AS

The Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) said clinics cannot cope with the rise in underlying causes of sight loss, like diabetes and obesity.
An ageing population and more treatment options have led to a surge in demand, it added.

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England and Wales population up

Level: , Topic: Population, Population AS

The population in England was 53 million on 27 March 2011 when the census was taken, about 400,000 more than official estimates.

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Volcano expert explains Icelandic lava field

Level: Topic: Restless Earth, Tectonics

Dougal Jerram is a Volcanologist, and CBBC Fierce Earth presenter, and has recently been to the volcano in Iceland.

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Cape Verde volcano eruption: Residents evacuated

Level: , Topic: Restless Earth, Tectonics

A volcano has erupted on the Cape Verde island of Fogo, resulting in the evacuation of hundreds of residents and the closure of a local airport.

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Antarctic sub gauges sea ice thickness

Level: Topic: Atmosphere

A novel autonomous sub has acquired the first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice.
The researchers involved in the project tell the journal Nature Geoscience that the thickness of the pack ice was greater than they had anticipated.

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Goce gravity map traces ocean circulation

Level: Topic: Atmosphere

Scientists have produced what they say is the most accurate space view yet of global ocean currents and the speed at which they move.

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Climate forecasting: Build high-resolution global climate models

Level: Topic: Atmosphere

International supercomputing centres dedicated to climate prediction are needed to reduce uncertainties in global warming, says Tim Palmer.

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Fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 says IPCC

Level: Topic: Atmosphere, Latest news

The unrestricted use of fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, a UN-backed expert panel says.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says in a stark report that most of the world’s electricity can – and must – be produced from low-carbon sources by 2050.

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Retreat of the Columbia Glacier

Level: , Topic: Cold Environments, Ice on the Land

When British explorers first surveyed the glacier in 1794, its nose extended to the northern edge of Heather Island, near the mouth of Columbia Bay. The glacier held that position until 1980, when it began a rapid retreat.

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Population controls ‘will not solve environment issues’

Level: , Topic: Latest news, Population, Population AS

A very interesting article on population growth and control. The authors of this new study said roughly 14% of all the people who ever existed were alive today.

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About [explore] geography

Explore Geography was founded and is maintained by Helen Muskett a humanities (geography specialist) teacher at Treviglas Community College. Any views expressed are her own and not those of the college. The website is intended as a resource for her students to support their classroom work and revision schedule. Anyone is welcome to use it for teaching or learning, no commercial use please.

Read more about Explore Geography, and listen to Helen being interviewed about sustainability in the college.

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