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June , 2015
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Greenhouse gas blamed for 'climate expulsion' driving temperature rises across Pacific nations

Source: The Guardian, Date: March , 2015

Sometime in the mid 1990s, probably unnoticed by anyone, a region of the Pacific that is home to more than a dozen nations experienced something known as a “climate expulsion”.That was the point in time when the increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere pushed temperatures higher than anything that natural climate changes alone could have delivered.The finding comes in a new study from scientists at Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology and published in the International Journal of Climatology.Scientists examined temperatures between 1953 and 2010 in an area of the Pacific that includes the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

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http://www.theguardian.com/environment/planet-oz/2015/jun/26/study-blames-greenhouse-gases-for-climate-expulsion-driving-temperature-rises-across-pacific-nations

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