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The Carbon Brief Interview: Michael Gerrard

Michael Gerrard is the Andrew Sabin professor of professional practice at Columbia Law School in New York, where he teaches courses on environmental... Read More

Interviews | Apr 19. 2017.
Humanitarian aid in Turkana, Kenya, in response to a lingering cholera outbreak

El Niño shifts cholera burden onto East Africa

In 2015-16, one of the strongest El Niño events in recorded history played havoc with the world’s weather. Among its impacts, heavy rainfall... Read More

Public health | Apr 10. 2017.
Map by Rosamund Pearce for Carbon Brief.

Mapped: Where £4.4bn is being spent on flood protection in England

The UK government recently made a little-noticed update to a dataset which details where billions of pounds of funding is being channelled for flood... Read More

Floods | Apr 4. 2017.
Coastal erosion on the Carteret Islands, Papua New Guinea

Guest post: Adapting to climate change through ‘managed retreat’

Miyuki Hino is a doctoral student at Stanford University specialising in climate change risks and adaptation decisions. ... Read More

Guest posts | Mar 27. 2017.

Explainer: How much did climate change 'cost' in the 20th century?

From heatwaves to hurricanes, working out the dollar cost of climate change is a tough task. Often used by policymakers to weigh up the costs and... Read More

Explainers | Mar 1. 2017.
Bushfire near Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Risk of ‘megafires’ to increase as climate warms

The likelihood of extreme wildfires - or “megafires” - across the world is expected to increase as global temperatures rise, a new study says. ... Read More

Plants and forests | Feb 6. 2017.
Sunset over Tokyo, Japan

Interactive: How much does El Niño affect global temperature?

Every day, thousands of measurements are taken across the world by weather stations, ships, satellites, floating buoys and weather balloons.... Read More

Global temperature | Jan 20. 2017.
Savannah landscape at sunrise, Tanzania

Dramatic decrease in ‘mild’ weather for tropical countries by 2100

While climate change tends to be associated with extreme weather events or the long-term rise in global average temperature, a new study takes a... Read More

Extreme weather | Jan 18. 2017.
A scientist studies the mosquitos that transmit the Zika virus.

Zika outbreak ‘fuelled by’ El Niño and climate change

The combination of a strong El Niño event and human-caused climate change created optimal conditions for the recent outbreak of the Zika virus in... Read More

Public health | Dec 19. 2016.
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Shrinking glaciers are ‘categorical evidence’ of climate change, study says

It is virtually certain that the retreat of many glaciers around the world has been caused by climate change, a new study suggests. ... Read More

Glaciers | Dec 12. 2016.
Orange electric car on charge, London, England, UK

Autumn statement 2016: Key climate and energy announcements

There were high hopes that today's autumn statement, the Treasury's second set of budgetary announcements for the year, would provide clarity on a... Read More

UK policy | Nov 23. 2016.
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