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Three Indonesian boys carry buckets past dry paddy fields to collect water from a nearly dry spring in a riverbed at Cibarusa village in Bekasi District 40 kilometres east of Jakarta. Many areas of the densely populated island have been hit by drought especially in northern java island, forcing villagers to walk miles to find drinking water.
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Icebergs break off the Vatnajökull Glacier before floating to sea. The 8,300-square-kilometre Vatnajökull is as big as all the other glaciers in Europe put together.
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In Cattenom, eastern France, shows the Cattenom nuclear power plant.
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An Indian child plays in the roots of palm trees exposed due to erosion on Ghoramara Island, in The Sundarbans, some 100kms south of Kolkata. Over the last 25 years, Ghoramara’s land mass has been halved from nine square kilometers to just about 4.7 square km, because of rising sea levels a cause for concern, according to climate specialists.
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Satellite image taken and made available on the NASA website showing thick smoke over the island of Borneo when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite passed overhead. The sensor detected scores of fires (locations marked in small red dots) in the Kalimantan province of Indonesia, and smoke billowed northward over the Malaysian part of the island, as well. The fires occur annually in the dry season (August-October), caused mainly by land-clearing and other agricultural fires. Fires escape control and burn into forests and peat-swamp areas.
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A girl child on logs in Kuala Cenaku, outside Pekanbaru, Riau Sumatra. Indonesia's vast forests have long been seen by governments and businesses alike as a resource to be exploited for massive profit. Widespread deforestation has made Indonesia become the third largest emitter of carbon in the world, the contribution coming most dramatically in the form of near-annual forest fires on islands such as Sumatra and Borneo.
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Giant tabular icebergs surrounded by ice floe drift in Vincennes Bay in the Australian Antarctic Territory. Australia's CSIRO's atmospheric research unit has found the world is warming faster than predicted by the United Nations' top climate change body, with harmful emissions exceeding worst-case estimates.
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A diver explores the coral reef at the Bunaken Island marine protected national park in Manado. Climate change could wipe out an ocean wilderness said to be the world's most diverse by the end of the century if nations do not drastically cut emissions.
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A boatman transports three empty wooden coffins above flood waters on the edge of the Laguna Lake east of Manila. The floods killed 298 people and submerged 80 percent of the capital. At least 400,000 squatters blocking key drainage channels of a giant lake on the edge of the Philippine capital need to be uprooted to fix Manila's flooding crisis, a government official said.
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A Chinese garbage collector with her child searching through the rubbish at a garbage disposal site in Beijing to salvage what she can. There are about 15 million people in cities across the developing world who survive by collecting rubbish.
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A woman wearing a mask walks over a road bridge in heavy pollution. The US embassy air quality index twitter feed recorded levels classed as 'hazardous', with a figure of 493 -- almost 20 times the World Health Organisation's safe limit.
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Vehicles converging as they make their way down a rain-flooded street in Karachi. At least 50 people have died in torrential rains that have lashed southern Pakistan's Sindh province for the past five days, flooding around 5,000 villages.
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A young Filipino villager sits on debris of tree trunks, branches and mud littered on a road while other children look around in Infanta after a flash flood spawned by a tropical storm hit the area.
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Peoples look at a wildfire burning next Viana do Castelo, northern Portugal. Thousands of firefighters continued to battle tenacious summer forest fires across Portugal while the parched country's fellow European Union members were moving to provide aid, particularly in the form of aircraft.
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University of Tokyo technician Hiroshi Adachi (L), assisted by professor of the National Institute of Geological Sciences at the University of the Philippines, Fernando Siringan (R), drills into a coral tipe "Porites sp" to collect core samples in Puerto Princesa in Palawan, western Philippines. The scientists were investigating the effects of global warming on coral growth formations.
View of the 2-million-year-old Perito Moreno glacier at Los glaciares National park in Santa Cruz, Argentina. The glacier is 5km long and 60 meters high.
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View of The Northern Patagonian Ice Field, located in the Laguna San Rafael National Park, 1300 km south of Santiago, Chile. The Northern Patagonian Ice Field, which covers 200km long and a surface of about 4,200km2, is a vestige of a large ice sheet that covered much of Patagonia million years ago. The park is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve since 1979.
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An aerial view shows flood-damaged homes in Istanbul. At least 14 people were killed as heavy overnight rains flooded parts of Turkey's biggest city Istanbul on September 9, stranding motorists and flooding arterial roads.
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This NASA handout satellite image obtained 29 September, 2005 shows the minimum concentration of Arctic sea ice in 2005 that occurred 21 September 21,when the sea ice extent dropped to 2.05 million sq. miles,(5.3094969 million sq. kilometers) the lowest extent yet recorded in the satellite record. Reports 01 December, 2005 that according to according to UN and Canadian government experts, global warming is melting the Arctic ice so fast that a new sea route is opening up between the Atlantic and the Pacific -- and with it the risk of a territorial dispute between Canada and the United States.Temperatures around the North Pole are rising twice as fast as in the rest of the planet, By 2050, they warn, ships will be able to sail around northern Canada for most of the summer.
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Chinese villagers queue up to collect water offered by local government during a severe drought in Awang town of Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan province. China said that more than 24 million people were short of drinking water because of a crippling drought, the worst to hit the country in a century.
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