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Warming oceans could mean typhoons are 14% stronger by 2100, study says

  • 29 May 2015, 19:00
  • Robert McSweeney
International Space Station Image of Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan | Flickr

Every year, giant storms cause damage and destruction across southeast Asia. A new study suggests that even under a moderate temperature rise, warming oceans could fuel more intense typhoons in the future. Read more

Climate benefits of a natural gas bridge 'unlikely to be significant'

  • 29 May 2015, 13:30
  • Simon Evans

Natural gas can only be a worthwhile bridge to a low carbon future if a series of tough conditions are met, according to a working paper from the influential New Climate Economy initiative. Read more

Daily Briefing | Obama ties climate change to 'likelihood of global conflict' in Twitter Q&A

  • 29 May 2015, 09:00
  • Carbon Brief Staff

Obama ties climate change to possibility of global conflict, World Bank sets methane price floor to cut emissions, and France's Ségolène Royal lambasts slow pace of climate talk. Read more

The Carbon Brief Interview: Thomas Stocker

  • 28 May 2015, 17:00
  • Roz Pidcock

Carbon Brief interviews Prof Thomas Stocker, candidate for the role of IPCC chair, about his vision for the panel's future. Read more

Cutting soot and methane distracts from 2C goal, says Oxford scientist

  • 28 May 2015, 14:00
  • Sophie Yeo

Politicians have agreed that global temperatures need to be limited to below 2C, and scientists say that this will mean drastically reducing emissions of greenhouse gases. But which should be cut first? Read more

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