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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.

Explainer: Dealing with the 'loss and damage' caused by climate change

Scaling down our emissions and building resilience against climate change can only take us so far. Some negative impacts and damages are now... Read More

Explainers | May 9. 2017.

Pacific Ocean shift could see 1.5C limit breached within a decade

Global average temperatures could pass 1.5C above pre-industrial levels within the next decade, new projections suggest. ... Read More

Global temperature | May 8. 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.
Bleached and flourescing corals on the northern Great Barrier Reef, April 2016

Coral reef survival hinges on ‘urgent and rapid’ emissions cuts

The future of the Great Barrier Reef – and other reefs around the world – will ultimately depend on how successfully we can limit ocean warming. ... Read More

Marine life | Mar 15. 2017.
Stones and seaweed underwater, Europe

Rate of ocean warming quadrupled since late 20th century, study reveals

The buildup of heat-trapping greenhouse gases is warming the upper ocean four times faster than during the period 1960-1990, according to new... Read More

Ocean warming | Mar 10. 2017.
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