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The Carbon Brief: Q&A: How do climate models work?

In the first article of a week-long series focused on climate modelling, Carbon Brief explains...

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2018-01-15 08:30   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: China leading on world’s clean energy investment, says report

China is by far the largest force in global clean energy development and its firms...

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2018-01-09 19:53   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Analysis: UK government slashes outlook for new gas power plants

The UK will only need to build a small number of new gas power plants...

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2018-01-08 16:27   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: El Niño causes West Antarctica’s ice shelves to gain height yet lose mass

El Niño events are known for bringing floods to South America and contributing to wildfires...

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2018-01-08 16:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Severe coral reef bleaching now ‘five times more frequent’ than 40 years ago

Mass coral reef bleaching events have become five times more common worldwide over the past...

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2018-01-04 19:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Analysis: Low-carbon sources generated more UK electricity than fossil fuels in 2017

For the first time in 2017, more than half of the electricity generated in the...

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2018-01-03 05:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: 2017: Carbon Brief’s end-of-year review

As the year draws to a close, Carbon Brief takes a look at 2017’s top...

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2017-12-20 11:50   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Guest post: Bioenergy ‘flaw’ under EU renewable target could raise emissions

Prof Sir John Beddington was the UK government’s chief scientific adviser between 2008 and 2013....

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2017-12-19 16:43   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Deforestation and drought threaten carbon storage in Borneo’s rainforests

Carbon storage in Borneo’s tropical rainforests faces a dual threat from deforestation for agriculture and...

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2017-12-19 16:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: IEA says world coal demand will rise, despite slashing forecast growth in India

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has once again forecast that world coal demand will rise,...

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2017-12-18 08:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Analysis: Why scientists think 100% of global warming is due to humans

The extent of the human contribution to modern global warming is a hotly debated topic...

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2017-12-13 16:59   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Climate change ‘tripled chances’ of Hurricane Harvey’s record rain

When Hurricane Harvey struck Texas on August 25, the state was hit by catastrophic flooding...

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2017-12-13 13:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Shipping industry must take ‘urgent action’ to meet Paris climate goals

A declaration launched today at the “One Planet” climate summit hosted by French president Emmanuel...

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2017-12-12 22:34   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Germans most worried about climate change, analysis shows

People living in Germany are the most worried about climate change, according to new analysis...

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2017-12-12 10:14   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: UK wind power potential could fall by 10% by 2100 because of climate change

Climate change could reduce the amount of wind available for power production in both the...

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2017-12-11 16:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Solar, wind and nuclear have ‘amazingly low’ carbon footprints, study finds

Building solar, wind or nuclear plants creates an insignificant carbon footprint compared with savings from...

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2017-12-08 17:58   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Q&A: Will the reformed EU Emissions Trading System raise carbon prices?

In July 2003, at a series of meetings in Brussels and Strasbourg, EU lawmakers adopted...

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2017-12-06 16:52   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Guest post: Is gas a bridge to nowhere for UK climate policy?

Steve Pye is a principal research associate at the UCL Energy Institute, specialising in energy...

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2017-12-05 11:12   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: UK could cut food emissions by 17% by sticking to a healthy diet

The UK could shed close to a fifth of its greenhouse gas emissions from food...

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2017-12-04 20:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Guest post: Trees are the dominant source of methane emissions in Amazon wetlands

Prof Vincent Gauci is chair in global change ecology in the School of Environment, Earth...

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2017-12-04 16:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: The Carbon Brief Interview: Dr Bill Hare

Dr Bill Hare is the co-founder and CEO of Climate Analytics, an international non-profit climate...

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2017-12-01 08:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Analysis: How developing nations are driving record growth in solar power

Emerging markets now account for the majority of growth in solar power, according to new...

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2017-11-29 17:54   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Guest post: ‘Keeping lights on’ is not just about increasing supply

Dr Aidan Rhodes is a research fellow at Imperial College London and is part of...

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2017-11-28 11:30   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: The Carbon Brief Interview: Dr Katharine Hayhoe

Dr Katharine Hayhoe is a professor in the department of political science at Texas Tech...

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2017-11-23 11:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Autumn Budget 2017: Key climate and energy announcements

Philip Hammond, the UK’s chancellor, has delivered his second budget this year in a speech...

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2017-11-22 16:53   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: COP23 video: Three need-to-knows from the UN climate talks in Bonn

The latest round of international climate negotiations concluded last week in Bonn, Germany. Hosted by...

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2017-11-21 17:54   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: COP23: Key outcomes agreed at the UN climate talks in Bonn

Climate change was again placed at the centre of global diplomacy over the past two...

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2017-11-19 12:28   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: COP23 video: What needs to happen by COP24 to keep the Paris Agreement on track?

Carbon Brief has been talking to a range of people attending COP23, the latest annual...

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2017-11-16 17:11   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: In-depth: IEA predicts rise of cheap renewables and China’s move away from coal

The global energy system is in a state of flux. Renewables are experiencing rapid deployment...

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2017-11-15 17:25   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: COP23 video: Does Donald Trump make limiting global warming to 1.5C impossible?

Carbon Brief has been talking to a range of people attending COP23, the latest annual...

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2017-11-15 13:23   Click to comment


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