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Prof Richard Muller: Not adjusting global temperature records would be "poor science"

  • 28 Apr 2015, 13:45
  • Roz Pidcock

The GWPF has announced an inquiry into global surface temperature records. Carbon Brief speaks to Prof Richard Muller, whose own investigation in 2011 covered very similar ground and found no fault. Read more

How successfully can the Arctic Council tackle climate change?

  • 28 Apr 2015, 14:45
  • Sophie Yeo

The US has made climate change a priority as it takes the helm of the Arctic Council. Carbon Brief explores whether this could help stop the Arctic melting, or if it's all hot air. Read more

Daily Briefing | Study: Global warming has dramatically upped the odds of extreme heat events

  • 28 Apr 2015, 09:00
  • Carbon Brief Staff

Swiss climatologists find that global warming has upped the odds of heatwaves, Vatican urges action on climate change, and Prince Charles on the brink of ending all fossil fuel investment - in our daily briefing. Read more

Hydrofluorocarbon emissions up 54% with air conditioning on the rise

  • 27 Apr 2015, 20:00
  • Robert McSweeney

The new study shows global emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) have increased by more than half between 2007 and 2012, and the rise of air conditioning is one of the main causes. Read more

Human activity responsible for three out of four heat extremes, study finds

  • 27 Apr 2015, 16:45
  • Roz Pidcock

A new study attributes 75% of the total extreme hot days and 18% of days with heavy rainfall worldwide to climate change. Read more

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