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The Carbon Brief: Arctic sea ice summer minimum in 2017 is eighth lowest on record

Arctic sea ice has dwindled to its summer minimum for 2017, with its smallest extent...

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2017-09-20 12:14   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Guest post: Why the 1.5C warming limit is not yet a geophysical impossibility

Dr Richard Millar is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Oxford Martin Net Zero Carbon...

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2017-09-18 20:40   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Guest post: What will be in the next IPCC climate change assessment

Dr Valérie Masson-Delmotte is a senior researcher at the Laboratoire des Science du Climat et...

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2017-09-15 13:33   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Limiting global warming to 1.5C could save two-thirds of Asia’s glacier ice

Keeping global temperature rise to no more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels could ensure that...

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2017-09-13 18:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Media reaction: Hurricane Irma and climate change

Two weeks after Hurricane Harvey brought “unprecedented” flooding to Houston, Hurricane Irma has ploughed through...

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2017-09-12 17:40   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Coffee faces dual threat of farmland loss and bee decline in a warmer climate

Trouble could be brewing for the Latin American coffee industry, new research warns, as it...

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2017-09-11 20:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Analysis: UK auction reveals offshore wind cheaper than new gas

The UK government today awarded contracts worth £176m to 11 low-carbon electricity schemes, with offshore...

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2017-09-11 17:12   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Guest Post: Deploying the science of extreme weather attribution in the courts

Sophie Marjanac and Lindene Patton are lawyers at ClientEarth in the UK and Earth &...

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2017-09-08 12:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Climate change could drive a third of parasites to extinction by 2070

As many as one in three parasites could become extinct as a result of climate...

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2017-09-06 19:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Energy efficiency policies ‘could save UK homes £270’, report finds

UK homeowners could cut their yearly bills by hundreds of pounds by making their properties...

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2017-09-06 07:40   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Guest post: How the Greenland ice sheet fared in 2017

Dr Ruth Mottram, Dr Peter Langen and Dr Martin Stendel are climate scientists at the...

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2017-09-01 16:50   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Mapeo: Como el cambio climático afecta eventos meteorológicos extremos alrededor del mundo

Al principio de los 2000, emergió un nuevo campo de investigación en ciencias climaticas que...

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2017-08-31 10:01   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Climate change ‘could double’ the number of droughts in Jordan by 2100

The number of droughts in Jordan could double by 2100 as a result of climate...

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2017-08-30 19:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Media reaction: Hurricane Harvey and climate change

The impacts of Hurricane Harvey continue to be felt in the southern US, where at...

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2017-08-29 17:36   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Climate change could flip European peak power demand to summer, study says

Climate change could push peak electricity demand from winter to summer in most European countries,...

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2017-08-29 15:42   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Guest Post: Why solar keeps being underestimated

Dr Felix Creutzig is chair of sustainability economics of human settlements at the Technical University Berlin...

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2017-08-25 16:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: World’s soils have lost 133bn tonnes of carbon since the dawn of agriculture

The world’s soils have lost a total of 133bn tonnes of carbon since humans first...

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2017-08-25 13:37   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Factcheck: Misleading headlines about electric car charging while boiling the kettle

Since the UK government announced plans to ban petrol and diesel sales from 2040, the...

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2017-08-23 17:59   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Climate change could tarnish the flavour of cava, study suggests

Catalonia in northeastern Spain is famous for its cava – a sparkling wine which is...

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2017-08-22 14:58   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Climate change is shifting Kodiak bear feeding habits, study says

The classic image of brown bears catching salmon in freshwater streams may become less common...

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2017-08-21 20:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Solar eclipse: Why the sun is not responsible for recent climate change

With a total solar eclipse sweeping across North America, everyone is suddenly paying attention to...

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2017-08-18 16:31   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Q&A: The return of UK fracking and what it could mean for the climate

The UK could soon see its first use of hydraulic fracturing since 2011. The controversial...

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2017-08-16 14:27   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Analysis: Why US carbon emissions have fallen 14% since 2005

Before 2005, US carbon emissions were marching upwards year after year, with little sign of...

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2017-08-15 17:38   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Global warming could cause yield of sorghum crops to drop ‘substantially’

Rising global temperatures could cause yields of sorghum – a cereal crop known for its...

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2017-08-14 20:00   Click to comment


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