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Alpenglow at sunrise on Annapurna South, Nepal Himalayas. Credit: Ashley Cooper / Alamy Stock Photo.

Cold-war spy photos reveal ‘doubling’ of glacier ice loss in Himalayas

The rate of glacier retreat in the Himalayas has doubled since the late 20th century, a new study finds. ... Read More

Glaciers | Jun 19. 2019.

Guest post: Why natural cycles only play small role in rate of global warming

Dr Karsten Haustein and Dr Friederike Otto are scientists at the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute; Zeke Hausfather is the US... Read More

Guest posts | May 24. 2019.
Solitary tree during a drought in Queensland, Australia. Credit: Outback Australia / Alamy Stock Photo. F56HKE

Guest post: How will climate change’s warming pattern look in the future?

Dr Andrew King is lecturer in climate science at the School of Earth Sciences and ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes at the University of... Read More

Guest posts | Apr 24. 2019.
The Cray XC40 supercomputer used by Met Office climate scientists. Credit: Met Office.

Guest post: Why results from the next generation of climate models matter

Prof Stephen Belcher is chief scientist at the UK Met Office; Dr Olivier Boucher is head of the Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL) Climate Modelling... Read More

Guest posts | Mar 21. 2019.
Stratocumulus clouds above the northwestern Pacific Ocean. Credit: ISS Expedition 34 Crew / NASA / Wikimedia Commons.

Extreme CO2 levels could trigger clouds ‘tipping point’ and 8C of global warming

If atmospheric CO2 levels exceed 1,200 parts per million (ppm), it could push the Earth’s climate over a “tipping point”, finds a new study.... Read More

Global temperature | Feb 25. 2019.
Wayoh reservoir drought, Bolton, UK. 1 September 2018. Credit: Phil Taylor / Alamy Stock Photo. PHBBJR

In-depth Q&A: The UK Climate Projections 2018

At the Science Museum on Monday, environment secretary Michael Gove launched the latest set of climate change projections for the UK. ... Read More

Climate modelling | Nov 29. 2018.
Kate Marvel speaking at TED2017 - The Future You, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Credit: Bret Hartman / TED / CC BY-NC 2.0

The Carbon Brief Interview: Dr Kate Marvel

Dr Kate Marvel is an associate research scientist at Columbia University and the Nasa Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York. She... Read More

Interviews | Oct 24. 2018.
Downtown skyline with snowy mountains behind at sunset, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Credit: Stefano Politi Markovina / Alamy Stock Photo. FBDEJ1

Q&A: How 'integrated assessment models' are used to study climate change

Working out the best ways to tackle climate change is one of the key challenges facing policymakers both today and in the decades ahead. ... Read More

Explainers | Oct 2. 2018.
Tropical forest, Martinique Island, Caribbean Sea, France. Credit: David Giral / Alamy Stock Photo. D3C8D3

Analysis: How ‘natural climate solutions’ can reduce the need for BECCS

To limit global warming in 2100 to below 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, many scientists assume that the large-scale use of negative emissions in... Read More

1.5C | May 21. 2018.
PSA International Brani Container Terminal with the CBD skyline, Brani Island, Singapore. Credit: Jason Knott / Alamy Stock Photo. FGRPBF

Explainer: How ‘Shared Socioeconomic Pathways’ explore future climate change

Over the past few years, an international team of climate scientists, economists and energy systems modellers have built a range of new “pathways”... Read More

Climate modelling | Apr 19. 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

Carbon budgets | Apr 9. 2018.
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