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ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
A continued rise in the amount of methane in the air could easily cancel out any near-term progress we make in reducing CO2 emissions.
Singapore had its hottest decade on record, with the city warming twice as quickly as the world average over the past six decades & temperatures rising about 0.25C per decade.
Antarctica recorded 20.75 degrees Celsius a week after another temperature record of 18.3 degrees Celsius was recorded in the continent.
The last heat record for the Antarctic mainland came in 2015, when temperatures reached 17.5 degrees Celsius on 24 March.
It will cost between 2.5% - 7.5% of the global GDP to tackle the predicted 2 degrees Celsius rise in global warming, expected by 2050.
The human race is getting healthier and living longer. But the change in global temperature is concerning as our collective survival depends on it.
The wildfires that killed at least 28 people, burnt an area almost the size of England & blanketed cities with smoke, have dealt a psychological blow to the nation.
The scale of problems contemplated at Davos will require drastic interventions and costs for these will have to be borne by shareholders, corporates & pension funds.
Speaking at WEF, Union minister Piyush Goyal said India had contributed the least to global warming but was still being very responsible on fossil fuels.