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Analysis: Why scientists think 100% of global warming is due to humans

The extent of the human contribution to modern global warming is a hotly debated topic in political circles, particularly in the US. ... Read More

Global temperature | Dec 13. 2017.
Dr Bill Hare

The Carbon Brief Interview: Dr Bill Hare

Dr Bill Hare is the co-founder and CEO of Climate Analytics, an international non-profit climate science and policy institute based in Germany. He is... Read More

Interviews | Dec 1. 2017.
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Analysis: Global CO2 emissions set to rise 2% in 2017 after three-year ‘plateau’

Over the past three years, global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels have remained relatively flat. However, early estimates from the Global Carbon... Read More

Global emissions | Nov 13. 2017.
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Guest post: How China has reduced the carbon footprint of developed countries

Dr Glen Peters, Robbie Andrew, and Dr Jan Ivar Korsbakken are senior researchers at the CICERO Center for International Climate Research in Norway. ... Read More

Guest posts | Nov 8. 2017.

Analysis: WRI data suggests emissions have already ‘peaked’ in 49 countries

To avoid dangerous levels of global warming, the international community has pledged to limit global temperature rise to less than 2C above... Read More

Global emissions | Nov 2. 2017.

UNEP: Six crucial actions to help close the world’s ‘emissions gap’

Current pledges by nations to reduce their emissions add up to no more than a third of the reductions needed to avoid 2C of global warming, according... Read More

Global emissions | Oct 31. 2017.
US power sources overlaid on satellite imagery of the US at night. Map by Rosamund Pearce for Carbon Brief.

Mapped: How the US generates electricity

The US electricity system is often described as the world's largest machine. It is also incredibly diverse, reflecting the policy preferences, needs... Read More

Infographics | Oct 10. 2017.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) during the closing ceremony of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21)

Guest post: Interpreting the Paris Agreement’s 1.5C temperature limit

Dr Joeri Rogelj is a research scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria, and a coordinating lead author... Read More

Guest posts | Oct 10. 2017.
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Grass-fed beef will not help tackle climate change, report finds

Billed as a more environmentally friendly way to rear cattle, grass-fed beef has been the red meat of choice for many a climate-conscious carnivore. ... Read More

Food and farming | Oct 3. 2017.
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Analysis: What does revised methane data mean for the Paris Agreement?

A study released today finds that global methane emissions from agriculture are much larger than previous estimates have suggested. ... Read More

GHGs and aerosols | Sep 29. 2017.
Primary rainforest Langkawi Malaysia

Tropical forests are ‘no longer carbon sinks’ because of human activity

Tropical forests now emit more carbon than they are able to absorb from the atmosphere as a result of the dual effects of deforestation and land... Read More

Plants and forests | Sep 28. 2017.
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