‘Ice loss, weather extremes show climate risk’

Agence France-Presse: The record shrinkage of Arctic sea ice last year and a spell of catastrophic droughts, floods and storms highlight the risk of climate change, the UN Environment Programme said yesterday. In an annual review of the world's environment, that coincided with ministerial-level talks in Nairobi, the UN group also warned of an alarming surge in elephant and rhino poaching. In 2012, summer sea ice in the Arctic covered a record low of 3.4million square kilometres, which was 18% below the previous......

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