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Wind farm in Jaisalmer, India. Credit: Prisma by Dukas Presseagentur GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo. DY917K

Analysis: India’s CO2 emissions growth poised to slow sharply in 2019

Lauri Myllyvirta is an energy and air pollution analyst covering air pollution and fossil-fuel trends globally. Sunil Dahiya is an analyst with... Read More

Rest of world emissions | Oct 24. 2019.
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In-depth Q&A: The IPCC’s special report on the ocean and cryosphere

Earlier today in Monaco, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its special report on the ocean and cryosphere in a changing... Read More

IPCC | Sep 25. 2019.
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Explainer: How climate change is accelerating sea level rise

Sea level rise (SLR) is one of the most severe impacts of climate change, with rising waters threatening to inundate small-island nations and coastal... Read More

Sea level rise | Sep 23. 2019.
Aerial view of coal power station at Walsum am Rhein, Germany.

Explainer: The high-emissions ‘RCP8.5’ global warming scenario

A sizeable portion of recent studies on future climate impacts have focused on a warming scenario called “RCP8.5”. This high-emissions scenario is... Read More

Explainers | Aug 21. 2019.
Drought in Currawinya National Park, Queensland, Australia. Credit: Outback Australia / Alamy Stock Photo.F550K1

In-depth Q&A: The IPCC's special report on climate change and land

This morning in Geneva, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its special report on climate change and land. ... Read More

IPCC | Aug 8. 2019.
Land erosion caused by deforestation and over-farming, Ngorongoro Highlands, Tanzania. Credit: Stephan Schramm / Alamy Stock Photo. HFA65N

Explainer: 'Desertification' and the role of climate change

Desertification has been described as "the greatest environmental challenge of our time" and climate change is making it worse. ... Read More

Explainers | Aug 6. 2019.
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Analysis: Major update to ocean-heat record could shrink 1.5C carbon budget

The UK’s Met Office recently released “HadSST4”, the largest update since 2011 to its widely used sea surface temperature (SST) record. ... Read More

Ocean warming | Jun 27. 2019.
Blocks of peat being cut in Connemara National Park, Republic of Ireland. Credit: robertharding / Alamy Stock Photo.

In-depth Q&A: Why Ireland is ‘nowhere near’ meeting its climate-change goals

Despite its comparatively small population, stalling efforts to tackle climate change mean Ireland contributes a disproportionate volume of Europe’s... Read More

EU policy | Jun 18. 2019.
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In-depth Q&A: The UK becomes first major economy to set net-zero climate goal

The UK is to raise its ambition on climate change by setting a legally binding target to cut its greenhouse gas emissions to “net-zero” by 2050,... Read More

UK emissions | Jun 12. 2019.
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