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The Carbon Brief: Factcheck: Whale strandings and offshore windfarms

Last Saturday, two dead whales washed up on the coast of Suffolk, in eastern England,...

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2017-05-26 13:52   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Half the global population could face ‘unknown’ climates by mid-century

Billions of people across the world could see climates they’ve never experienced before by the...

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2017-05-22 16:36   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Bonn climate talks: key outcomes from the May 2017 UN climate conference

Diplomats from around the world gathered in Germany over the past two weeks for the...

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2017-05-19 15:27   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Antarctica’s high elevation is slowing rate of warming, says study

Temperatures in the Arctic are increasing around three times as fast as the global average,...

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2017-05-18 14:21   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Election 2017: What the manifestos say on energy and climate change

On 8 June, the UK will head to the polls for the third time in...

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2017-05-16 15:23   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Limiting warming to 1.5C has clear benefits for Australia, study says

Global temperature rise of 2C could see Australia hit by heat extremes similar to the...

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2017-05-15 16:08   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Mapped: Climate change laws around the world

There has been a 20-fold increase in the number of global climate change laws since...

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2017-05-11 16:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Brexit negotiations should treat energy as ‘special case’, says report

There are strong practical reasons why the UK and EU should treat energy as a...

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2017-05-10 11:11   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Explainer: Dealing with the ‘loss and damage’ caused by climate change

Scaling down our emissions and building resilience against climate change can only take us so...

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2017-05-09 16:26   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Pacific Ocean shift could see 1.5C limit breached within a decade

Global average temperatures could pass 1.5C above pre-industrial levels within the next decade, new projections...

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2017-05-08 20:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Guest post: Can the US legally weaken its Paris Agreement climate pledge?

After months of speculation, the Trump administration is expected to announce soon whether the US...

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2017-05-08 16:52   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: US tells China it has ‘no plan yet’ to meet its 2020 climate target

The US has no plan yet for how to meet its 2020 climate target and...

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2017-05-04 21:08   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: The 1981 TV documentary that warned about global warming

On the evening of Tuesday, 8 December, 1981, the UK’s only commercial TV channel, ITV,...

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2017-05-02 06:45   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: India’s planned coal plants could ‘single-handedly jeopardise’ 1.5C target

Current plans to build 370 coal-fired power stations in India will gravely undermine the country’s...

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2017-04-26 07:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Cut fossil fuel use ‘dramatically’ to meet climate goals, says Shell-backed report

The use of fossil fuel, particularly coal and oil, must decline “sharply” if the world is...

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2017-04-25 05:01   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: UK launches ‘world first’ research programme into negative emissions

The UK has launched a £8.6m national research programme on how to remove greenhouse gases...

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2017-04-21 14:55   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: The Carbon Brief Interview: Michael Gerrard

Michael Gerrard is the Andrew Sabin professor of professional practice at Columbia Law School in...

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2017-04-19 16:34   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: El Niño shifts cholera burden onto East Africa

In 2015-16, one of the strongest El Niño events in recorded history played havoc with...

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2017-04-10 20:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Warming limit of 1.5C would ‘save’ huge expanses of permafrost, study says

The cost of allowing global temperature to rise to 2C, rather than capping warming at...

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2017-04-10 16:24   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: The Carbon Brief Interview: Brian Deese

Brian Deese served as President Barack Obama’s senior adviser on climate change, energy and conservation...

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2017-04-10 08:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Renewables growth breaks records again despite fall in investment

Falling costs allowed the world to add record new renewable capacity even as investment fell,...

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2017-04-06 14:16   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Guest post: Air passengers face a bumpier ride due to climate change

Dr Paul Williams is an associate professor and Royal Society University Research Fellow at the...

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2017-04-06 12:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Renewable electricity in Africa could outstrip demand by 2030, study says

Africa has huge untapped resources for renewable energy, with the potential for electricity generated from...

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2017-04-06 08:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Analysis: Just four years left of the 1.5C carbon budget

Four years of current emissions would be enough to blow what’s left of the carbon...

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2017-04-05 08:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Mapped: Where £4.4bn is being spent on flood protection in England

The UK government recently made a little-noticed update to a dataset which details where billions...

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2017-04-04 06:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Analysis: North Sea industry cost UK taxpayers £396m in 2016

The North Sea oil and gas sector became a net drain on the UK’s public...

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2017-04-03 16:26   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Vacancy: Science writer at Carbon Brief

An exciting opportunity to become Carbon Brief’s new science writer, helping us to analyse and...

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2017-03-31 07:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Media reaction: Donald Trump’s climate and energy executive order

US president Donald Trump has signed an executive order aiming to dismantle Obama-era climate policies...

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2017-03-29 17:09   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Video: Climate scientists discuss record lows in Arctic and Antarctic sea ice

Scientists confirmed last week that sea ice in both the Arctic and Antarctic fell to...

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2017-03-28 17:03   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Guest post: Adapting to climate change through ‘managed retreat’

Miyuki Hino is a doctoral student at Stanford University specialising in climate change risks and...

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2017-03-27 16:00   Click to comment


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