Climate Change

Protestors and climate activists hold a protest rally in Sydney to coincide with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's Coalition Campaign launch

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Protestors and climate activists hold a protest rally in Sydney to coincide with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Coalition Campaign launch

Death toll in Fiji cyclone climbs to 29...epa05176153 A handout image provided by the New Zealand Defence Force shows aid supplies being unloaded by Fijian soldiers from an Royal New Zealand Airforce C-130 Hercules plane in Suva, Fiji, 23 February 2016. Tool kits, generators, ration packs, water containers and chainsaws make up part of the New Zealand relief following Tropical Cyclone Winston. The death toll from the cyclone that hit Fiji over the weekend climbed to 29, local media reported ON 23 February. Cyclone Winston, the most powerful storm in Fiji's history, battered the country's main island of Viti Levu and other smaller surrounding islands on Saturday, the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation reported.  EPA/SAM SHEPHERD/NZ DEFENCE FORCE/HANDOUT AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

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Aid supplies are being unloaded by Fijian soldiers from an Royal New Zealand Airforce C-130 Hercules plane in Suva. Tool kits, generators, ration packs, water containers and chainsaws make up part of the New Zealand relief following Tropical Cyclone Winston. The death toll from the cyclone that hit Fiji over the weekend climbed to 29, local media reported. Cyclone Winston, the most powerful storm in Fiji’s history, battered the country’s main island of Viti Levu and other smaller surrounding islands on Saturday. 

Women wearing masks and other residents dance during their daily exercise amid the heavy smog in Beijing

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Residents dance during their daily exercise amid the heavy smog in Beijing, China

Pacific Island Forum in PNG...epa04921280 A picture made available on 09 September 2015 shows traditional dancers perform for the official opening of the Pacific Islands Forum in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 08 September 2015. The Pacific Islands Forum goes from 07 to 11 September and discusses the regions vulnerability to Climate Change.  EPA/MICK TSIKAS AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

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Dancers perform for the official opening of the Pacific Islands Forum in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The Pacific Islands Forum goes on until Friday and will address the regions vulnerability to Climate Change

Members of the glaciology unit of Peru's national water authority walk on the Pastoruri glacier in Huaraz, Peru, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. The glaciology unit is studying the measurement of ice thickness. According to Alejo Cochachin, coordinator of the glaciology unit, the Pastoruri glacier retreated 576 meters between 1980 and 2014. Peru's glaciers have lost more one-fifth of their mass in just three decades, and the 70 percent Peruís 30 million people who inhabit the countryís Pacific coastal desert, depend on glacial runoff for hydropower and to irrigate crops, meaning their electricity and long-term food security could also be in peril. Higher alpine temperatures are killing off plant and animal species in cloud forests and scientists predict Pacific fisheries will suffer. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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Members of the glaciology unit of Peru’s national water authority walk on the Pastoruri glacier in Huaraz, Peru. The glaciology unit is measuring ice thickness and according to Alejo Cochachin at the unit, the Pastoruri glacier retreated 576 metres between 1980 and 2014 

A man (L) looks at the city's skyline as...A man (L) looks at the city's skyline as a storm approaches in Hong Kong on April 2, 2014. Stormy weather is affecting the city due to a trough of low pressure on coastal areas of neighbouring Guangdong province in southern China. AFP PHOTO / Philippe LopezPHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images

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A storm approaches in Hong Kong. Bad weather is affecting the city due to a trough of low pressure on coastal areas of neighbouring Guangdong province in southern China. 

An ice cave at the leading edge of the Pastoruri glacier is seen in Huaraz...An ice cave at the leading edge of the Pastoruri glacier is seen in Huaraz, September 19, 2013. The Pastoruri glacier is one of the fastest receding glaciers in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range according to a 2012 paper by the University of Texas and the Huascaran National Park. Peru is home to 71% of the worldís tropical glaciers, which are a source of fresh water for millions, but 22% of the surface area of Peruvian glaciers has disappeared in the past 30 years alone, according to The World Bank. Environmental issues are under the spotlight during a working group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, who are meeting in Stockholm from September 23-27. Picture taken September 19, 2013.  REUTERS/Mariana Bazo

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The Pastoruri glacier in Huaraz is one of the fastest receding glaciers in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range, according to a 2012 paper by the University of Texas and the Huascaran National Park. Peru is home to 71 per cent of the world’s tropical glaciers, which are a source of fresh water for millions, but 22 per cent of the surface area of Peruvian glaciers has disappeared in the past 30 years alone, according to the World Bank. Environmental issues are under the spotlight during a meeting of a working group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in Stockholm from September 23-27. 

Clouds build up over the Victoria harbour before a storm in Hong Kong on April 30, 2013.

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Clouds build up over the Victoria harbour before a storm breaks in Hong Kong on Tuesday.