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MARCH 2014 VOLUME 86 | NO 03

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F E A T U R E S

08 A clear signal The unprecedented summer ice melt in 2012 is a sign of things to come in the Arctic, writes Mark Rowe

14A continent in pieces Mark Rowe surveys the impact of climate change in Antarctica

24The devil and the deep blue sea The oceans are absorbing much of the heat added by climate change. Mark Rowe explores the consequences

30 Unnatural acts Geordie Torr discusses the natural world’s response to climate change

40 Droughts and flooding rains A changing climate means changing rainfall patterns, writes Kit Gillet

46 The big melt Globally, glaciers are receding, providing an unambiguous sign that the climate is changing. Geordie Torr reports

52 The tide is turning Extreme weather and rising sea levels are affecting communities around the world. Mark Rowe reports

58Food for thought From unpredictable weather to the spread of pests, climate change is making life increasingly precarious for farmers. Hazel Southam reports

64Mindover matter Stephan Lewandowsy and Lorraine Whitmarsh explore the reasons why people continue to deny that climate change is taking place

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D E P A R T M E N T S

News 74 In Society

Regulars 69 Reviews 78 Crossword 82 I’m a geographer:

Sir John Houghton

Competition 63 PureTravel: 2013 winner

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