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 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 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 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 policy. 

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 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.

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.


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