The Larsen-B ice shelf near the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula disintegrates within 35 days, and 1,254 sq miles (3,250 sq km) of ice drift away to melt in the ocean.


US geophysicist Syukuro Manabe and his computer projections

Torrential rain causes heavy flooding in Britain in 2000


Europe experiences its most extreme heatwave for at least 500 years with temperatures over 104°F (40°C), and at least 30,000 people die as a result.


A study published in the scientific journal Nature concludes that up to 52 percent of plant and animal species could face extinction because of climate change by the year 2050.

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