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A new report researchers at the University of East Anglia has found that global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) remained almost flat for the third year in a row in 2016 at around 36.4 billion tonnes, even though many countries' economies grew during the year.

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In Paris last year, the world's governments agreed to limit global temperature rises to no more than 2 degrees C and preferably less than 1.5 degrees C above pre-industrial levels. Now that agreement has come into force.

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The bad news first: In 2015, the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in our planet's atmosphere exceeded 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in millions of years.

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In the last six months, the UK has generated more of its electricity from solar panels installed in fields and on houses than was generated using coal. Meanwhile, the European Union has today voted to ratify the Paris climate treaty.

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The amount of sea ice left at the end of the Arctic summer shrank to the second lowest level since records began in 1979.  The low point was reached on 10 September 2016, when sea ice covered 4.14 million square kilometres (1.6m sq miles).  The lowest level ever recorded was in 2012, when Arctic sea ice covered just 3.39 million square kilometres.

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