Latest news

Tackling global warming could slow global growth - by 0.06 per cent, IPCC predicts

  • 16 Apr 2014, 14:00
  • Mat Hope

Implementing policies to tackle climate change will have a relatively small impact on global economic growth, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts. Read more

IPCC review of farming and forests leaves key questions about effect on climate change "unresolved"

  • 17 Apr 2014, 12:15
  • Robin Webster

Emissions from agriculture, land use change and deforestation are declining. But uncertainties about the future effects of climate change mean it's hard to be sure this is a good news story. Read more

Climate change is a political animal

  • 17 Apr 2014, 10:30
  • Guest post by Paul Tobin

The IPCC has produced its latest bumper assessment of climate science. But what happens next is a political question. Read more

Daily Briefing | The return of the fracking debate

  • 17 Apr 2014, 09:15
  • Carbon Brief staff

A new study finds methane emissions from fracking in the US far outstrip government estimates. Read more

Daily Briefing | Energy policy pendulum

  • 16 Apr 2014, 09:15
  • Carbon Brief staff

The UK's energy policy swings back and forth between the government's competing low carbon and political commitments. Read more

Recently added to the site

Keep up to date:

About the Carbon Brief

We fact-check stories about climate science and UK energy which appear online and in the press. On our blog, we also provide commentary and analysis on the same areas, and produce background materials on science and energy issues and news stories.