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A procession of 50 ton trucks are loaded with overburden on their way to a spoil heap at a new open cast mine near Ordos, China

Guest post: Hundreds of planned coal mines ‘incompatible with 1.5C target’

Proposals to build hundreds of new coal mines could raise global output of the fossil fuel by 30%, putting the world’s climate goals or up to $91bn... Read More

Guest posts | Jun 10. 2021.
Red phone box in St Ives, decorated to welcome the G7 summit to Cornwall

Guest post: G7 climate laws ‘cut emissions by 1.3bn tonnes in 2019’

Climate laws implemented by the G7 group of major economies cut their collective carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 1.3bn tonnes (GtCO2) in 2019. T... Read More

Guest posts | Jun 8. 2021.
Members of the South Carolina's Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team in Texas during Hurricane Harvey

Guest post: Lessons learned from five years of extreme weather ‘rapid attribution’

In the immediate aftermath of an extreme weather event, a common question arises around how much human-caused climate change contributed to its likel... Read More

Guest posts | May 17. 2021.
Photovoltaic solar panels and wind turbines, San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm California

Guest post: Why the low carbon transition may be much cheaper than models predict

To achieve net-zero emissions by mid-century, global energy systems must undergo a wholesale switch to low-carbon and energy-efficient technologies. ... Read More

Guest posts | May 12. 2021.

Guest post: Overshooting 2C risks rapid and unstoppable sea level rise from Antarctica

In 2015, governments from across the world committed to the Paris Agreement and its goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C or 2C. Yet, the emissions... Read More

Guest posts | May 5. 2021.

Guest post: How to assess the multiple interacting risks of climate change

A key threat of a warming climate is that it does not pose one single risk, but rather it presents multiple, interacting risks.  In a highly ... Read More

Guest posts | Apr 27. 2021.

Guest post: A ‘Rosetta Stone’ for bringing land-mitigation pathways into line

Scientists know that the world’s land surface absorbs nearly a third of human-caused CO2 emissions each year. This carbon “sink” – mostly fro... Read More

Guest posts | Apr 26. 2021.
Building activity at a new coal fired electric power plant in China

Guest post: How finance from rich nations could drive 40% of new coal plant emissions

Coal use needs to rapidly fall this decade if the world has any chance of achieving the 1.5C temperature target of the Paris Agreement, yet new coal ... Read More

Guest posts | Apr 14. 2021.

Guest post: How ‘high-resolution’ climate models will help Europe plan for extreme weather

“Convective” storms cause some of Earth’s most dramatic weather, including extreme rainfall, hail, lightning and severe wind gusts. Along with ... Read More

Guest posts | Apr 12. 2021.
Shackleton ice shelf, Antarctica

Guest post: The fate of Antarctic ice shelves at 1.5C, 2C and 4C of warming

Antarctica’s ice shelves – the floating tongues of ice formed where the ice sheet meets the ocean – are especially useful indicators of a warmi... Read More

Guest posts | Apr 8. 2021.

Guest post: Identifying three ‘tipping points’ in Antarctica’s Pine Island glacier

Antarctica may seem far away for most of us, yet this remote continent contains enough ice to raise sea levels around the world by tens of metres. It... Read More

Guest posts | Apr 6. 2021.
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