About Carbon Brief

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Carbon Brief reports on the latest developments and media coverage of climate science and energy policy, with a particular focus on the UK. We produce news coverage, analysis and factchecks, and publish a daily and weekly email briefing. 


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Leo Hickman is our Director and Editor. He previously worked for 16 years as a journalist, editor and author at the Guardian newspaper. Before joining Carbon Brief, he was WWF-UK's chief advisor on climate change. In 2013, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Exeter in recognition of his journalism. His books include A Life Stripped Bare, The Final Call and Will Jellyfish Rule the World?

Dr Roz Pidcock is our Science Editor, covering new research in the climate sciences and media coverage of climate change. She has a PhD in physical oceanography from the University of Southampton and previously worked in the Science Communication Unit at the University of the West of England, Bristol. 

Dr Mat Hope covers climate policy and politics. He holds a PhD on climate change communication in US politics from the University of Bristol. He has previous experience working as a research assistant at the Cambridge Centre for Energy Studies. 

Dr Simon Evans covers climate policy and analysis. He holds a PhD in biochemistry from Bristol University and previously studied chemistry at Oxford University. He worked for environment journal The ENDS Report for six years, covering topics including climate science and air pollution.

Robert McSweeney covers climate science. He holds an MEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Warwick and an MSc in Climate Change from the University of East Anglia. He previously spent seven years working on climate change projects at the consultancy firm Atkins.

Rosamund Pearce is our intern, focusing on infographics and social media. Rosamund recently completed an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London. She has previous experience working for the Science Museum and the Wellcome Trust.

Thanks also to our volunteer comment moderators and guest contributors for their support and assistance.



We are grateful for the support of the European Climate Foundation, which provides our funding.


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