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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

The Carbon Brief: The Carbon Brief Interview: Benjamin Sporton

Benjamin Sporton has been the chief executive of the World Coal Association since June 2015....

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2017-03-27 07:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Sea ice falls to record lows in both the Arctic and Antarctic

The Arctic and Antarctic have experienced record lows in sea ice extent so far in...

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2017-03-22 17:20   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Analysis: Dramatic shift in UK government outlook for gas and clean energy

The future UK electricity mix will have more renewables, batteries and interconnectors than expected, according...

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2017-03-22 07:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Seven things that need to happen to keep global temperature rise below 2C

In late 2015, the world agreed to limit the global temperature rise to “well below...

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2017-03-21 14:49   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Guest post: Beijing ‘severe haze’ could be 50% more frequent under climate change

This is a guest article by Dr Wenju Cai, from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial...

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2017-03-20 16:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: In-depth: What Donald Trump’s budget means for US spending on climate change

On Thursday, President Trump unveiled his first budget proposal. Entitled “America First: A budget blueprint...

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2017-03-17 07:46   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: UK energy bills have fallen since 2008, says CCC

Household energy bills are lower today than they were when the UK began serious efforts...

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2017-03-16 00:01   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Coral reef survival hinges on ‘urgent and rapid’ emissions cuts

The future of the Great Barrier Reef – and other reefs around the world –...

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2017-03-15 18:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Explainer: The challenge of tackling aviation’s non-CO2 emissions

Last October, the 191 member states of the United Nation’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)...

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2017-03-15 07:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Humans causing up to two-thirds of Arctic summer sea ice loss, study confirms

Rising greenhouse gas emissions are responsible for at least half, possibly up to two-thirds, of...

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2017-03-13 16:04   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Rate of ocean warming quadrupled since late 20th century, study reveals

The buildup of heat-trapping greenhouse gases is warming the upper ocean four times faster than...

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2017-03-10 19:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: UK emissions should be ‘net-zero’ by 2070 at the latest, study says

A new study concludes the UK should aim to be carbon neutral by 2070 at...

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2017-03-10 14:07   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Spring Budget 2017: key climate and energy announcements

Philip Hammond, the UK’s chancellor, has delivered his first – and last – spring budget,...

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2017-03-08 16:19   Click to comment


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