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The Europe 2020 strategy, adopted by the European Council on 17 June 2010, is the EU's agenda for growth and jobs for the current decade. It emphasises smart, sustainable and inclusive growth as a way to overcome the structural weaknesses in Europe's economy, improve its competitiveness and productivity and underpin a sustainable social market economy.

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While not universally accepted, there is growing global recognition that climate change poses serious risks to our health and environment, including risks to infrastructure, the food supply chain, and death due to extreme weather, among many others. The Earth has warmed  nearly 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880, which has seriously damaged our planet's environment. Today's Viz of the Day, based on the fidings from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, examines how various factors, both natural and human-related, relate to global warming. Natural Factors Earth's orbit. Our planet wobbles on its axis, and its tilt...