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Banks of the river Brahmaputra, Gumi, Guwahati, Assam. Credit: ADB (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Every five-year delay in meeting Paris goals could ‘add 20cm’ to global sea levels

Failure to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement within the next few decades could have long-lasting impacts on global sea level rise in the coming... Read More

Sea level rise | Feb 20. 2018.
D523M9 plumose anemones and velvet swimmer crab. Image shot 2005. Exact date unknown.

Acidification could leave oceans ‘uninhabitable’ for cold-water corals

The world’s oceans could become “uninhabitable” for cold-water corals by the end of the century as a result of ocean acidification, research... Read More

Ocean acidification | Feb 12. 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.
F560N5 scientific diver taking notes during coral bleaching event at Alcatrazes island, Sao Paulo state shore, Brazil.

Severe coral reef bleaching now ‘five times more frequent’ than 40 years ago

Mass coral reef bleaching events have become five times more common worldwide over the past 40 years, new research finds, with climate change playing... Read More

Marine life | Jan 4. 2018.
Dr Bill Hare

The Carbon Brief Interview: Dr Bill Hare

Dr Bill Hare is the co-founder and CEO of Climate Analytics, an international non-profit climate science and policy institute based in Germany. He is... Read More

Interviews | Dec 1. 2017.
coral reef at the Palmerston Atoll

Rapid CO2 cuts could allow some cool-water corals to adapt to global warming

Some of the world’s most diverse coral reefs are found in cooler parts of the tropics. These corals may be able to adapt to rising temperatures if... Read More

Marine life | Nov 1. 2017.
Eocene landscape (56 to 34 million years ago)

Hyperthermals: What can they tell us about modern global warming?

Around 50m years ago, Earth was struck by a series of short-term phases of rapid global warming, known collectively as “hyperthermals”. ... Read More

Climate sensitivity | Oct 9. 2017.
Fiji Banded Iguana (Brachylophus fasciatus)

Rising seas threaten scores of species on Pacific islands with extinction

The Chuuk flying fox. The Black-spotted Cuscus. The Fijian crested iguana. The Mariana skink. The greater monkey-faced bat. Poncelet’s giant rat. ... Read More

Wildlife | Jul 13. 2017.
Minke whale

Factcheck: Whale strandings and offshore windfarms

Last Saturday, two dead whales washed up on the coast of Suffolk, in eastern England, and a third was spotted floating at sea. ... Read More

Factchecks | May 26. 2017.

Limiting warming to 1.5C has clear benefits for Australia, study says

Global temperature rise of 2C could see Australia hit by heat extremes similar to the “angry summer” of 2012-13 in almost four out of every five... Read More

Extreme weather | May 15. 2017.
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