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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.
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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

Global temperature | Apr 9. 2018.
Civil Society helps COP21 Choose the right road to 1.5C degrees

New scenarios show how the world could limit warming to 1.5C in 2100

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

Global temperature | Mar 5. 2018.
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Long-term climate variability ‘could fall’ as the world warms

Long-term climate variability is the range of temperatures and weather patterns experienced by the Earth over a scale of thousands of years. New... Read More

Global temperature | Feb 6. 2018.
C5T9H7 Raindrops hitting a picnic table; Cornwall;UK.

Explainer: What climate models tell us about future rainfall

Much of the public discussion around climate change has focused on how much the Earth will warm over the coming century. But climate change is not... Read More

Climate modelling | Jan 19. 2018.
CT2DH5 Clouds in Sunrise, Caribbean, Dominica.

Guest post: Why clouds hold the key to better climate models

Prof Ellie Highwood is professor of climate physics in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading and president of the Royal... Read More

Guest posts | Jan 18. 2018.

In-depth: Scientists discuss how to improve climate models

While global climate models do a good job of simulating the Earth’s climate, they are not perfect. ... Read More

Climate modelling | Jan 17. 2018.
Two women operating ENIAC, unknown date. Credit: Historic Computer Libraries / Wikimedia Commons

Timeline: The history of climate modelling

The climate models used by scientists today rely on some of the world’s most advanced supercomputers. It can take dozens of highly skilled people to... Read More

Climate modelling | Jan 16. 2018.
View of aerosol movement created by NASA'a models and supercomputers.

Q&A: How do climate models work?

In the first article of a week-long series focused on climate modelling, Carbon Brief explains in detail how scientists use computers to understand... Read More

Climate modelling | Jan 15. 2018.

Analysis: How well have climate models projected global warming?

Scientists have been making projections of future global warming using climate models of increasing complexity for the past four decades. ... Read More

Global temperature | Oct 5. 2017.
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