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Cut fossil fuel use 'dramatically' to meet climate goals, says Shell-backed report

The use of fossil fuel, particularly coal and oil, must decline "sharply" if the world is to meet the goals of the Paris accord, according to a new... Read More

Oil and gas | Apr 25. 2017.

The Carbon Brief Interview: Michael Gerrard

Michael Gerrard is the Andrew Sabin professor of professional practice at Columbia Law School in New York, where he teaches courses on environmental... Read More

Interviews | Apr 19. 2017.
President Barack Obama meets with Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Senior Advisor Brian Deese, right, in the Oval Office

The Carbon Brief Interview: Brian Deese

Brian Deese served as President Barack Obama's senior adviser on climate change, energy and conservation from January 2015 to January 2017.... Read More

Interviews | Apr 10. 2017.
Airplane come down on the land with sky sunset in twilight

Guest post: Air passengers face a bumpier ride due to climate change

Dr Paul Williams is an associate professor and Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Reading, specialising in atmospheric... Read More

Guest posts | Apr 6. 2017.

Analysis: Just four years left of the 1.5C carbon budget

Four years of current emissions would be enough to blow what’s left of the carbon budget for a good chance of keeping global temperature rise to... Read More

Global emissions | Apr 5. 2017.
Meenakshi Dewan tends to maintenance work on the solar street lighting in her village of Tinginaput, India.

Seven things that need to happen to keep global temperature rise below 2C

In late 2015, the world agreed to limit the global temperature rise to “well below 2C”. Ever since the signing of the Paris Agreement on climate... Read More

Global temperature | Mar 21. 2017.
“Comité de Paris”: Presentation of Draft Outcome Document [Plenary Hall La Seine, Le Bourget] [REMARKS] delegation listens to remarks

Absence of carbon capture and storage is ‘biggest challenge to’ 2C limit

Our energy systems appear to be changing in ways that are broadly on track with limiting global temperature rise to 2C, a new study says, but will... Read More

Global emissions | Jan 30. 2017.
A steam train waiting to receive water from a water tower at a station in North Yorkshire.

Guest post: The challenge of defining the ‘pre-industrial’ era

This is a cross-post from the Climate Lab Book blog, written by Dr Ed Hawkins, associate professor in the Department of Meteorology at the University... Read More

Guest posts | Jan 25. 2017.
Using observations from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2) satellite, scientists developed a model of the behavior of carbon in the atmosphere from September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015

Video: NASA produces first 3D animation of global carbon emissions

NASA, the US space agency, has released an "eye-popping" three-dimensional animation showing carbon dioxide emissions moving through the Earth's... Read More

Global emissions | Dec 14. 2016.
Solar panels on rooftops, Minneapolis

Solar panels have been benefitting the climate 'since 2011'

In 2011, solar power reached a tipping point. This was the year when the solar industry had saved more greenhouse gases than it emitted. ... Read More

Renewables | Dec 6. 2016.
Coal-fired power station, Pocerady, Czech Republic.

Analysis: What global emissions in 2016 mean for climate change goals

This week, scientists from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Global Carbon Project released their annual stocktake of global CO2 emissions;... Read More

Global emissions | Nov 15. 2016.
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