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The Carbon Brief: Guest post: How Arctic warming could have steered Hurricane Florence towards the US

Prof Jennifer Francis is a research professor in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences...

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2018-09-17 17:31   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Limiting warming to 2C would prevent ‘worldwide increases’ in heat-related deaths

Restricting global warming to 2C above pre-industrial levels would prevent large increases in temperature-related deaths...

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2018-09-13 09:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Q&A: Why cement emissions matter for climate change

If the cement industry were a country, it would be the third largest emitter in...

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2018-09-13 07:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: UK could become ‘carbon neutral by 2050’ using negative emissions

The UK could cut its emissions to “net-zero” within the next three decades by stepping...

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2018-09-11 23:01   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Bangkok climate talks: key outcomes on the Paris Agreement ‘rulebook’

Time is running short for countries to decide the practical details of how the Paris...

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2018-09-10 15:12   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Exclusive: BBC issues internal guidance on how to report climate change

The BBC, one of the world’s largest and most respected news organisations, has issued formal...

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2018-09-07 11:02   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Guest post: How Arctic lakes accelerate permafrost carbon losses

Dr Ingmar Nitze is a postdoctoral researcher at the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for...

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2018-09-06 09:58   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Amazon mangroves ‘twice as carbon rich’ as its rainforests

The vast mangroves of the Amazon store twice as much carbon per hectare as the...

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2018-09-04 23:01   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Guest post: A plan to solve the mysteries of Congo’s vast tropical peatland

Prof Simon Lewis is a researcher of global change science at the University of Leeds...

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2018-09-03 13:46   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Rise in insect pests under climate change to hit crop yields, study says

Global warming could increase both the number and appetite of insect pests, new research finds,...

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2018-08-30 18:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Guest post: Six key policy challenges to achieving ‘negative emissions’ with BECCS

Dr Clair Gough and Dr Sarah Mander are senior research fellows at the University of...

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2018-08-28 12:26   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Rising CO2 levels could push ‘hundreds of millions’ into malnutrition by 2050

An additional 290 million people could face malnutrition by 2050 if little is done to...

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2018-08-27 15:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Guest post: India’s emissions will double at most by 2030

Navroz K Dubash is a professor and Ankit Bhardwaj is a senior research associate at...

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2018-08-22 11:16   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Planting a mix of tree species ‘could double’ forest carbon storage

Forests containing several tree species could store twice as much carbon as the average monoculture...

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2018-08-21 23:01   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Summer rainfall declines ‘primary driver’ of surge in US wildfires

Sharp declines in summer rainfall could be a “primary driver” of the record-breaking wildfires ripping...

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2018-08-20 19:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Restricting global warming to 1.5C would ‘halve’ risk of marine heatwaves

Marine heatwaves could become 41 times more likely across the globe by 2100 than in...

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2018-08-15 17:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Guest post: Why BECCS might not produce ‘negative’ emissions after all

Dr Anna Harper is a research fellow and lecturer in climate science in the College...

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2018-08-14 10:59   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Scientists find ‘natural pulses’ in recent melting of West Antarctic ice sheet

Natural ocean variability is heightening the rate of retreat of the West Antarctic ice sheet,...

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2018-08-13 15:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Coastal flooding in Europe ‘could cost up to €1 trillion per year’ by 2100

The economic damage from coastal flooding in Europe could reach almost €1 trillion per year...

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2018-08-13 15:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: The 2004 lecture that finally convinced David Attenborough about global warming

Sir David Attenborough’s long career as a presenter of BBC natural-history programmes first began in...

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2018-08-13 07:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Factcheck: How global warming has increased US wildfires

In the midst of record or near-record heatwaves across the northern hemisphere this summer, deadly...

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2018-08-09 12:35   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Solar geoengineering could ‘fail to prevent damage to crop yields’

Releasing aerosols into the atmosphere in order to limit the rise in global temperature would...

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2018-08-08 17:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Climate change not the only threat to giant pandas, study says

Climate change could play a smaller role in determining future giant panda populations than previously...

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2018-08-07 10:34   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Methane uptake from forest soils has ‘fallen by 77% in three decades’

The amount of methane absorbed by forest soils has fallen by an average of 77%...

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2018-08-06 19:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: State of the climate: 2018 set to be fourth warmest year despite cooler start

Temperatures on the Earth’s surface in the first half of 2018 were lower than over...

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2018-08-01 11:59   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Guest post: ‘Peak coal’ is getting closer, latest figures show

Dr Christine Shearer is a researcher and analyst for the US-based energy research group CoalSwarm....

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2018-07-31 11:20   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Global carbon tax in isolation could ‘exacerbate food insecurity by 2050’

The implementation of a global tax on greenhouse gas emissions could – without other complementary...

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2018-07-30 15:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Six charts show mixed progress for UK renewables

Onshore and offshore wind power rose by 34% last year in the UK compared to...

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2018-07-30 07:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Climate change made 2018 European heatwave up to ‘five times’ more likely

A rapid assessment by scientists of the ongoing heatwave across northern Europe this summer has...

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2018-07-27 12:43   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Media reaction: The 2018 summer heatwaves and climate change

This year’s northern-hemisphere summer has seen a succession of heatwaves take hold in Europe, Asia,...

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2018-07-26 11:36   Click to comment


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