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Sir David Attenborough, English broadcaster and naturalist. Credit: Jeff Gilbert / Alamy Stock Photo. FDW7WY

The 2004 lecture that finally convinced David Attenborough about global warming

Sir David Attenborough’s long career as a presenter of BBC natural-history programmes first began in 1953 with a three-part series called “Animal... Read More

Features | Aug 13. 2018.
Wildfire at Buckhorn Summit, California, US. 30 July 2018.

Factcheck: How global warming has increased US wildfires

In the midst of record or near-record heatwaves across the northern hemisphere this summer, deadly wildfires have swept through many regions, such as... Read More

Factchecks | Aug 9. 2018.
Giant Panda cub in the forest, Qinling, Shaanxi, China. Credit: Keren Su/China Span / Alamy Stock Photo. BR5YCF

Climate change not the only threat to giant pandas, study says

Climate change could play a smaller role in determining future giant panda populations than previously thought, a new study suggests. ... Read More

Wildlife | Aug 7. 2018.
Boonsboro forest, Maryland, US. Credit: Joseph Thomas / Alamy Stock Photo. J90GD7

Methane uptake from forest soils has ‘fallen by 77% in three decades’

The amount of methane absorbed by forest soils has fallen by an average of 77% in the northern hemisphere over the past 27 years, a new study finds. ... Read More

Plants and forests | Aug 6. 2018.
Harvesting yam plants in the Hhohho region of Swaziland, Africa. Credit: Edwin Remsberg / Alamy Stock Photo. FDHF9B

Global carbon tax in isolation could ‘exacerbate food insecurity by 2050’

The implementation of a global tax on greenhouse gas emissions could – without other complementary policies – “have a greater negative impact on... Read More

Food and farming | Jul 30. 2018.
Strawberry Poison Frog, “Oophaga pumilio”-Sarapiqui, Costa Rica. Credit: Luis Louro / Alamy Stock Photo. JK188M

Climate change to become ‘greatest pressure on biodiversity’ by 2070

The combined effects of global warming and land-use change could cause the world’s ecosystems to lose more than a third of their animal species by... Read More

Wildlife | Jun 20. 2018.
HMET0M KENIA, Mount Kenya East, Region South Ngariama , extreme drought due to lack of rain has caused massive water problems, farmer uproot his dried failed maize crop to feed his cattle.

Guest post: Climate change could heighten risk of global food production ‘shocks’

Dr Michelle Tigchelaar is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington, currently investigating the impacts of climate change on global... Read More

Guest posts | Jun 11. 2018.
Can beef farmers reduce their carbon footprint? Illustration by Rosamund Pearce for Carbon Brief.

Video: How beef farmers can reduce their carbon footprint

The beef industry is currently responsible for 6% of annual global greenhouse gas emissions, making it as large a polluter as the construction... Read More

Features | Jun 4. 2018.
J0R50R Black Rhino walking to a water hole, Etosha National Park, Namibia

Restricting global warming to 1.5C could ‘halve’ risk of biodiversity loss

Limiting global warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels rather than 2C could halve the number of vertebrate and plant species facing severe range... Read More

Wildlife | May 17. 2018.
Mangi villagers wait for a water tanker that arrives twice a week to replenish their dried up water well. Pandharkawda, Maharashtra, India, 22 April 2010. Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo. CCX33P

Mapped: How global warming and land-use change threaten water security worldwide

The world’s water supply has been severely altered by global warming and changes to land use – such as agriculture and damming – over the past... Read More

Attribution | May 16. 2018.
Clearing of tropical rainforest south of Lake Kutubu, Papua New Guinea. Credit: Minden Pictures / Alamy Stock Photo. H7PNTF

Deforestation has driven up hottest day temperatures, study says

The average hottest day of the year in Europe, North America and Asia has been made significantly more intense as a result of deforestation since the... Read More

Plants and forests | Apr 23. 2018.
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