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.
Phone: +(44) (0) 20 3286 0387
Leo Hickman (@LeoHickman) 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 (@RozPidcock) is our Deputy
Editor and 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 Simon Evans (@DrSimEvans) is our Policy
Editor, covering climate and energy policy. 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.
Sophie Yeo (@some_yeo) covers
climate and energy policy. She holds a masters in journalism from
Cardiff University and studied English literature at Oxford
University. She previously spent two years at RTCC, writing about
the UN climate negotiations and international
Robert McSweeney (@rtmcswee) 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 (@_rospearce) is
our multimedia journalist, focusing on infographics, video and
social media. Rosamund completed an MSc in Science Communication
from Imperial College London in 2014. She has previous experience
working for the Science Museum and the Wellcome Trust.
Polly Bennett (@digitalpolly) is our Digital
Content Manager. She holds a Bsc Biology from the University of
Southampton and a masters in Science Communication from Imperial
College London. She has spent several years working in digital
communications and marketing for charity and academic
organisations, such as CERN and King's College London.
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. In the spirit of transparency, we
voluntarily declare that this funding totalled £330,778 for the
financial year 2014/15.
Stay on-topic: stick to the subject of the blog you are
commenting on. Off-topic comments (even if reasonable, polite and
interesting) will be removed. Comments which contain links to
inappropriate, irrelevant or commercial sites may also be
Advance the discussion: provide links to useful resources.
It can be difficult for readers to sift out good sources, so we ask
that you do your best to provide a link to a relevant source to
back up statements or arguments you're making. Not doing this might
mean your comment gets edited or deleted.
Keep it focused: There's a maximum length of 400 words per
comment. Beyond that the comment system will truncate you!
Be polite: comments which contain swearing or which abuse
other participants in the debate will be deleted. Particularly:
No ad hominem attacks: vigorous debate is fine, but
not personal attacks or accusations.