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Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in New Jersey, US, 5 November 2012. Credit: MC Images / Alamy Stock Photo. CYPCN7

Guest post: 10 climate-related events that cost the US $10bn in health impacts

Dr Vijay Limaye is a climate change and health science fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Prof Wendy Max is a professor of... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 18. 2019.
People stuck in a traffic jam in Somerset, UK, leave their cars during a heatwave on 30 July 2016. Credit: Timothy Large / Alamy Stock Photo. GFAT52

Guest post: How heatwave images in the media can better represent climate risks

Dr Saffron O'Neill is an associate professor in geography at the University of Exeter. Between 2012 and 2017 she held an Economic and Social Research... Read More

Guest posts | Aug 29. 2019.
Drought in Currawinya National Park, Queensland, Australia. Credit: Outback Australia / Alamy Stock Photo.F550K1

In-depth Q&A: The IPCC's special report on climate change and land

This morning in Geneva, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its special report on climate change and land. ... Read More

IPCC | Aug 8. 2019.
A woman waters her crops near a river in Vientiane, Laos. Credit: Joerg Boethling / Alamy Stock Photo. W18X5B

Guest post: Understanding the water-energy-food nexus in a warming climate

Prof Declan Conway is a professorial research fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of... Read More

Guest posts | Aug 7. 2019.
Land erosion caused by deforestation and over-farming, Ngorongoro Highlands, Tanzania. Credit: Stephan Schramm / Alamy Stock Photo. HFA65N

Explainer: 'Desertification' and the role of climate change

Desertification has been described as "the greatest environmental challenge of our time" and climate change is making it worse. ... Read More

Explainers | Aug 6. 2019.
A man shades his face from the summer heat, New York. Credit: Kathy deWitt / Alamy Stock Photo.

Limiting warming to 1.5C could prevent ‘thousands’ of heat deaths in US cities

Holding global temperature rise to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, rather than 2C or 3C, could help prevent thousands of deaths in US cities during... Read More

Heatwaves | Jun 5. 2019.
Mosquito fogging to prevent against Dengue fever in Jakarta, Indonesia, 30 March 2015. Credit: Reynold Sumayku / Alamy Stock Photo. EJNEYB

Mosquito-borne diseases could reach extra ‘one billion people’ as climate warms

Nearly one billion people could face “their first exposure” to a host of mosquito-borne diseases by 2080 under extreme global warming, a study... Read More

Public health | Mar 28. 2019.
FA6NA2 Children draw clean water from a borehole in Mecupes village, Northern Mozambique.

Climate change's impact on groundwater could leave 'environmental timebomb'

Over the next 100 years, the full impact that climate change is having on groundwater resources will become apparent in half of the world's aquifers,... Read More

People | Jan 21. 2019.
Prof Terry Hughes.

The Carbon Brief Interview: Prof Terry Hughes

Prof Terry Hughes is the director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University in... Read More

Interviews | Nov 22. 2018.
FEMFKX Brighton, UK. 8th February, 2016. UK Weather: Huge waves break over Brighton seafront at high tide by the pier as Storm Imogen batters the south coast today with the weather forecast predicting wind speeds of up to 90 mph causing widespread flooding and damage Credit: Simon Dack/Alamy Live News

CCC: England’s coastal defences need ‘urgent’ rethink to cope with climate change

New policies are “urgently” needed to protect homes and landscapes from coastal flooding and erosion in the long term, the Committee on Climate... Read More

UK policy | Oct 26. 2018.
D9KNEY Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria). Image shot 06/2013. Exact date unknown.

Rise in insect pests under climate change to hit crop yields, study says

Global warming could increase both the number and appetite of insect pests, new research finds, which could pose a serious threat to global crop... Read More

Food and farming | Aug 30. 2018.
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