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Sun rays filtering through a row of trees, Kappel, Switzerland. Credit: imageBROKER / Alamy Stock Photo. FJBXTK

State of the climate: Heat across Earth's surface and oceans mark early 2019

Global surface temperatures in 2019 are on track to be either the second or third warmest since records began in the mid-1800s, behind only 2016 and... Read More

State of the climate | Apr 23. 2019.
Arctic sea ice. Credit: Rowan Romeyn / Alamy Stock Photo. F7AKDM

Arctic sea ice winter peak in 2019 is seventh lowest on record

Arctic sea ice has reached its maximum extent for the year, peaking at 14.78m square kilometres (sq km) on 13 March. It is the joint seventh smallest... Read More

Sea ice | Mar 20. 2019.
Iceberg floating in ocean water of Smith Sound in the high arctic of Nunavut, Canada, mid summer.

Factcheck: Is 3-5C of Arctic warming now ‘locked in’?

Update – 22 March 2019: In response to this factcheck and feedback from other experts, both the UN Environment report and press release have been... Read More

Factchecks | Mar 16. 2019.
Glaciologists measuring the rate of movement on the Kangerdlussuaq glacier, Greenland. Credit: Steve Morgan / Alamy Stock Photo. DFB4EE

Factcheck: What Greenland ice cores say about past and present climate change

A misleading graph purporting to show that past changes in Greenland’s temperatures dwarf modern climate change has been circling the internet since... Read More

Factchecks | Mar 5. 2019.
Prof Jonathan Bamber, professor of glaciology at the University of Bristol. Credit: Carbon Brief.

The Carbon Brief Interview: Prof Jonathan Bamber

Prof Jonathan Bamber is a professor of glaciology at the University of Bristol and the current president of the European Geosciences Union (EGU). He... Read More

Interviews | Feb 14. 2019.

Q&A: How is Arctic warming linked to the ‘polar vortex’ and other extreme weather?

The past week has seen some brutal weather hitting the US and Canada. With cold Arctic air plunging south down to the US midwest, six states have seen... Read More

Extreme weather | Jan 31. 2019.
A composite image of data from ESA Sentinel-2 processed from earth-explorer.usgs.gov. Credit: J. Cook.

Guest post: Is ‘glacier carbon’ good or bad for the climate?

Dr Arwyn Edwards is a senior lecturer in biology from the University of Aberystwyth and Dr Joe Cook is a postdoctoral researcher in glaciology from... Read More

Guest posts | Dec 13. 2018.

Solar geoengineering may not halt ocean warming, study says

Spraying aerosols high in the stratosphere could dampen global warming over land, but may not prevent the oceans from heating up, new research says. ... Read More

Geoengineering | Oct 29. 2018.
Outlet glaciers descending from main ice sheet, southern tip of Greenland. Credit: robertharding / Alamy Stock Photo. CFCT8J

Guest post: How the Greenland ice sheet fared in 2018

Dr Ruth Mottram, Dr Peter Langen and Dr Martin Stendel are climate scientists at the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) in Copenhagen, which is... Read More

Guest posts | Oct 17. 2018.

Arctic sea ice summer minimum in 2018 is sixth lowest on record

Arctic sea ice has reached its summer minimum extent for the year, clocking in at 4.59m square kilometres (sq km), which puts it joint sixth lowest in... Read More

Sea ice | Sep 27. 2018.
F123E4 Norway, Barents Sea, Svalbard, Sjuoyane, Seven Islands. Northeast-Svalbard Nature Reserve. (80°49'06 N 21°31'36 E) Flow ice.

‘Atlantification’ of Arctic sea tipping it towards new climate regime

Rising temperatures and declining sea ice are driving a “rapid climate shift” in the Arctic’s Barents Sea, a new study says. ... Read More

Oceans | Jun 25. 2018.
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