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Mapped: The world’s coal power plants

Since 2000, the world has doubled its coal-fired power capacity to 2,000 gigawatts (GW) after explosive growth in China and India. Another 200GW is... Read More

Infographics | Jun 5. 2018.
The 46th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 6 September 2017, Montreal, Canada. Credit: IISD/ENB / Mike Muzurakis

Analysis: The gender, nationality and institution of IPCC AR6 scientists

Since being founded in 1988, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published five sets of “assessment reports” on the state of... Read More

IPCC | May 15. 2018.
Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany. Novarc Images / Alamy Stock Photo. H46R0E

Explainer: Six ideas to limit global warming with solar geoengineering

Scientists agree that cutting global greenhouse emissions as soon as possible will be key to tackling global warming. But, with global emissions still... Read More

Geoengineering | May 9. 2018.
Night view of Eminonu waterfront, Sultanahmet and the Golden Horn, Istanbul, Turkey, 2009. Credit: Rawdon Wyatt / Alamy Stock Photo. BCD91A

The Carbon Brief Profile: Turkey

In the second article of a new series on how key emitters are responding to climate change, Carbon Brief looks at Turkey’s rising emissions and its... Read More

Features | May 3. 2018.
MF17A5 Detail of blossoming cherry flowers with sun in background.

State of the climate: Warm start to 2018 despite La Niña conditions

The first three months of 2018 have been between the fourth and sixth warmest first quarter on record since 1880. This is despite a modest La Niña... Read More

Global temperature | May 1. 2018.
A pond to extract lithium from salt in Atacama Desert, North of Chile. Credit: Diego Giudice / Alamy Stock Photo. BNKX1X

Explainer: These six metals are key to a low-carbon future

The deployment of renewables and electric vehicles is expected to skyrocket as the world strives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ... Read More

Technology | Apr 12. 2018.
Climate models project 21st century global temperatures. Credit: Alex Kekesi / NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio

Analysis: How much ‘carbon budget’ is left to limit global warming to 1.5C?

In 2015, by signing up to the Paris Agreement on climate change, nearly every country pledged to keep global temperatures “well below” 2C above... Read More

Global temperature | Apr 9. 2018.
Multi Crystalline solar cells, Shell Solar, Germany. Credit: Friedrich Stark / Alamy Stock Photo A3FNKY

In-depth: Is Shell’s new climate scenario as ‘radical’ as it says?

This week, Shell published a “radical” new climate change scenario, showing how the world could meet the “well-below 2C” goal of the Paris... Read More

Energy | Mar 29. 2018.

The Carbon Brief Profile: Brazil

In the first of a new series explaining how key emitters are positioned to tackle climate change, Carbon Brief sets out Brazil’s key policy... Read More

Features | Mar 7. 2018.
E08DRF Royal Exchange, London, England, UK. circa 1890's. Image shot 1890. Exact date unknown.

Analysis: UK carbon emissions in 2017 fell to levels last seen in 1890

Carbon Brief analysis shows the UK’s CO2 emissions from fossil fuels fell by 2.6% in 2017, driven by a 19% decline in coal use. ... Read More

UK emissions | Mar 7. 2018.
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) carries a parcel in Bonn, Germany, 09 December 2013. Credit: dpa picture alliance / Alamy Stock Photo DKRRJ7

Small drones could be better for climate than delivery trucks, says study

Automated, unmanned drones are poised to revolutionise the package delivery industry, with a number of companies already testing drone-based delivery... Read More

Technology | Feb 13. 2018.
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