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Media reaction: IPCC’s new climate science report and what it means for the world

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) latest report has prompted a wave of international press reaction to what one publication du... Read More

IPCC | Aug 11. 2021.
Media reaction Pacific north-west heat dome and the role of climate change

Media reaction: Pacific north-west ‘heat dome’ and the role of climate change

Less than two weeks after record-breaking temperatures forced California into a state of emergency, a severe heatwave has swept over northwestern US ... Read More

Media analysis | Jun 30. 2021.
Texas deep freeze power blackouts and the role of global warming

Media reaction: Texas ‘deep freeze’, power blackouts and the role of global warming

This week, a blast of Arctic air has engulfed much of the central US, bringing freezing conditions and record low temperatures to many states. Tex... Read More

Media analysis | Feb 18. 2021.

Analysis: The climate papers most featured in the media in 2020

Last year was meant to be very different. The lead up to the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement was marked out by many as the year for climate ... Read More

Media analysis | Jan 13. 2021.

Media reaction: Boris Johnson's ‘10-point’ net-zero plan for climate change

The UK prime minister Boris Johnson has announced a long-awaited “10-point plan” laying out measures to scale up the nation’s climate ambition... Read More

Media analysis | Nov 18. 2020.

Media reaction: What Joe Biden’s US election victory means for climate change

Joe Biden’s US election victory has been hailed as a significant turning point in US policy on everything from racial injustice to the Covid-19 pan... Read More

Media analysis | Nov 10. 2020.
Collage of global media coverage of the Australian wildfires. Credit: Carbon Brief.

Media reaction: Australia’s bushfires and climate change

Australia is currently experiencing one of its worst bushfire seasons, with swathes of the southern and eastern coastal regions having been ablaze fo... Read More

Media analysis | Jan 7. 2020.
Prime Minster's Questions at the House of Commons, London. 8 May 2019. Credit: UK Parliament/Roger Harris/Xinhua/Alamy Live News

Analysis: The UK politicians who talk the most about climate change

The phrase “climate change” has been mentioned more than 19,000 times in British parliamentary debates, with Labour politicians using the term mor... Read More

UK policy | Sep 11. 2019.
Amazon fires media reaction August 2019. Graphic: Carbon Brief.

Media reaction: Amazon fires and climate change

In recent weeks, tens of thousands of fires have been recorded across the Amazon rainforest, with dramatic images and statistics reported daily across... Read More

Media analysis | Aug 27. 2019.
No.10 Downing Street at night, London, UK. Credit: Jeff Gilbert / Alamy Stock Photo.

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, p... Read More

UK emissions | Jun 12. 2019.
Extinction Rebellion protest, Parliament Square, London

Guest post: Polls reveal surge in concern in UK about climate change

Leo Barasi is the author of The Climate Majority: Apathy and Action in an Age of Nationalism and blogs at Noise of the crowd. Climate change has b... Read More

Guest posts | May 10. 2019.
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