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The 46th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 6 September 2017, Montreal, Canada. Credit: IISD/ENB / Mike Muzurakis

Analysis: The gender, nationality and institution of IPCC AR6 scientists

Since being founded in 1988, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published five sets of “assessment reports” on the state of... Read More

IPCC | May 15. 2018.

The Carbon Brief Interview: Prof Stephen Belcher

Prof Stephen Belcher was appointed the chief scientist at the Met Office in December 2016. In 2012, he joined the Met Office as director of the Met... Read More

Interviews | Apr 26. 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.
S07BF0 Sunlight over the sea. Credit: Gary Moger / Stockimo / Alamy Stock Photo

State of the climate: how the world warmed in 2017

The climate data for 2017 is now in. In this article, Carbon Brief explains why last year proved to be so remarkable across the oceans, atmosphere,... Read More

Global temperature | Jan 26. 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.
KG2KDA Gran Canaria after wild fire, October 2017, view upwards through burned branches of Canarian Pine trees.

State of the climate: 2017 shaping up to be warmest ‘non-El Niño’ year

The year 2017 has seen some of the warmest temperatures ever recorded, only slightly below the record set in 2016. It has also seen unusually low... Read More

Global temperature | Nov 9. 2017.
Kirsty McBeath from the Met Office with an interactive 3D model displaying climate

Guest Post: How IPCC graphics could be made more accessible

Jordan Harold is an applied cognitive psychologist at the school of psychology, University of East Anglia, and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change... Read More

Guest posts | Oct 17. 2017.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) during the closing ceremony of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21)

Guest post: Interpreting the Paris Agreement’s 1.5C temperature limit

Dr Joeri Rogelj is a research scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria, and a coordinating lead author... Read More

Guest posts | Oct 10. 2017.

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.
Global carbon dioxide, July 2003

Guest post: Why the 1.5C warming limit is not yet a geophysical impossibility

Dr Richard Millar is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Oxford Martin Net Zero Carbon Investment Initiative at the University of Oxford. ... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 18. 2017.
Meenakshi Dewan tends to maintenance work on the solar street lighting in her village of Tinginaput, India.

Seven things that need to happen to keep global temperature rise below 2C

In late 2015, the world agreed to limit the global temperature rise to “well below 2C”. Ever since the signing of the Paris Agreement on climate... Read More

Global temperature | Mar 21. 2017.
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