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The Carbon Brief: State of the climate: Warm temperatures and low sea ice mark first half of 2017

The first half of 2017 has seen record low sea ice extents at both poles...

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2017-07-21 16:42   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Explainer: How data adjustments affect global temperature records

Over the past two centuries, the times of day, locations and methods of measuring temperature...

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2017-07-19 13:31   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: In-depth: The challenge of using biofuels to cut transport emissions

Liquid biofuels still have a significant role to play in meeting the UK’s climate change...

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2017-07-19 08:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Factcheck: How much power will UK electric vehicles need?

Electric vehicles (EVs) could grow more than twice as fast over the next 10 years...

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2017-07-13 16:13   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Rising seas threaten scores of species on Pacific islands with extinction

The Chuuk flying fox. The Black-spotted Cuscus. The Fijian crested iguana. The Mariana skunk. The...

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2017-07-13 14:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Seven charts show why the IEA thinks coal investment has already peaked

Global investment in coal-fired power plants is set to decline “dramatically” after passing an all-time...

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2017-07-11 13:35   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Warm spells in Arctic stunt crop yields across US, study suggests

Unusually warm periods in the Arctic stunt vegetation growth and crop yields across North America,...

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2017-07-10 19:50   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Mapped: How climate change affects extreme weather around the world

In the early 2000s, a new field of climate science research emerged that began to...

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2017-07-06 11:46   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Mapped: The world’s largest CO2 importers and exporters

Around 22% of global CO2 emissions stem from the production of goods that are, ultimately,...

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2017-07-05 11:52   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: The Carbon Brief Interview: Amory Lovins

Amory Lovins is the co-founder and chief scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute. He has...

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2017-07-04 12:29   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Major correction to satellite data shows 140% faster warming since 1998

A new paper published in the Journal of Climate reveals that the lower part of...

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2017-06-30 06:38   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Guest post: Half a degree could make a world of difference

Dr Carl-Friedrich Schleussner is head of climate science and impacts, and a scientific advisor to...

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2017-06-30 05:30   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: CCC: A plan to fill the UK’s climate policy gap is ‘urgently’ needed

The UK government must “urgently” deliver plans showing how it intends to both tackle and...

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2017-06-29 00:01   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Mission 2020: A new global strategy to ‘rapidly’ reduce carbon emissions

In April, a new global initiative called Mission 2020 was launched by Christiana Figueres, the...

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2017-06-28 18:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Giant hailstones to increasingly strike North America under climate change

Damaging large hail “events” may become more common across the central and central-western parts of...

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2017-06-26 16:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: The Swiss company hoping to capture 1% of global CO2 emissions by 2025

On the roof of a waste incinerator outside Zurich, the Swiss firm Climeworks has built...

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2017-06-22 09:55   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Study: Why troposphere warming differs between models and satellite data

The most common measure of global temperature rise is here on the Earth’s surface, but...

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2017-06-21 16:44   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Guest post: How new EU rules could ‘hide’ climate impact of harvesting forests

This is a guest post by Dr Jo House, co-chair of the Global Environmental Change...

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2017-06-19 17:08   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Billions to face ‘deadly threshold’ of heat extremes by 2100, finds study

Up to three quarters of the world’s population could be at risk from deadly heat...

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2017-06-19 16:15   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Factcheck: Grenfell Tower fire and the Daily Mail’s ‘green targets’ claim

Three days after the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in west London, much of the...

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2017-06-16 13:44   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: UK wind power can help meet peak winter demand, study says

Wind power can make an important contribution to the UK’s electricity supply even in the...

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2017-06-16 00:01   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Analysis: US states and cities could meet Paris climate goals without Trump

Nearly 40% of US CO2 emissions are in the hands of states that have either...

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2017-06-15 14:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: In-depth: New BP data shows emissions flat in 2016 with record rise in renewables

The world added a record amount of energy from renewable sources in 2016 and global...

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2017-06-14 14:56   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Explainer: The challenge of defining fossil fuel subsidies

Just over a year ago, the G7 group of nations pledged to end all “inefficient...

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2017-06-12 16:51   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Analysis: Meeting Paris pledges would prevent at least 1C of global warming

President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change has raised questions...

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2017-06-06 17:17   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: IEA: World can reach ‘net zero’ emissions by 2060 to meet Paris climate goals

Global emissions can be pushed down to “net zero” by 2060 to meet the climate...

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2017-06-06 08:01   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Video: Tropics to see ‘unprecedented’ climates under future warming

Without action to curb CO2 emissions, more than a third of the world could face...

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2017-06-05 11:46   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Global reaction: Trump pulls US out of Paris Agreement on climate change

President Donald Trump has, after months of procrastination and deliberation, carried through with one of...

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2017-06-02 12:30   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Guest post: Is the collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet inevitable?

Prof Christina Hulbe is geophysicist in the School of Surveying at the University of Otago...

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2017-06-01 19:00   Click to comment

The Carbon Brief: Mapped: How ‘embodied’ footprints compare across Europe

Households in the south-west of England are some of the most carbon intensive in Europe,...

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2017-05-31 17:11   Click to comment


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