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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.
Dead cottonwood trees in the early morning light. Salton City, California, US. 18 Feb 2014. Credit: Scott London/Alamy Live News. DTKAM7

Guest post: Climate change is already making droughts worse

Dr Benjamin Cook is a climate scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. ... Read More

Guest posts | May 14. 2018.
King tides flood property on Kiribati atoll. Credit: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert / Alamy Stock Photo. BGP1PD

Low-lying atolls could become 'uninhabitable' earlier than thought

Low-lying coral islands across the tropical oceans could become “uninhabitable” in the coming decades because of the combined impacts of sea level... Read More

Sea level rise | Apr 25. 2018.
Deforestation for agriculture along border of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP, Uganda. Credit: Nature Picture Library / Alamy Stock Photo. K2EEGM

Africa’s vegetation has lost 2.6bn tonnes of CO2 in just seven years

The rainforests, savannahs and woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa have lost around 2.6bn tonnes of CO2 over the past seven years, a new study finds. ... Read More

Plants and forests | Apr 9. 2018.
Road receding into the distance from Addis Ababa to Shafartak bridge. Credit: Andrew Holt / Alamy Stock Photo AAFNYD

Expect tens of millions of internal climate migrants by 2050, says World Bank

As many as 143 million people in three of the world’s most vulnerable regions could be forced by 2050 to migrate within their own country due to... Read More

Risk and adaptation | Mar 19. 2018.
EBRGGN lion (Panthera leo), lion couple on rocks in the savannah, watching by a safari group, Tanzania, Serengeti National Park. Credit: blickwinkel / Alam

Clashes between humans and lions to increase with climate change, study says

The number of clashes between people and African lions could increase as temperatures rise, a new study suggests. ... Read More

Wildlife | Mar 1. 2018.
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.

UK could cut food emissions by 17% by sticking to a healthy diet

The UK could shed close to a fifth of its greenhouse gas emissions from food production if every Briton stuck to a healthy diet based on government... Read More

Public health | Dec 4. 2017.
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.
Representatives from Fiji perform a traditional ceremony, known as the Qaloqalovi, to open the meeting.

COP23: Key outcomes agreed at the UN climate talks in Bonn

Climate change was again placed at the centre of global diplomacy over the past two weeks as diplomats and ministers gathered in Bonn, Germany, for... Read More

COP23 Bonn | Nov 19. 2017.
AEH63G Mali Gao, Sandstorm over city, during drought of 1984, 1985

Unregulated solar geoengineering could spark droughts and hurricanes, study warns

Artificially cooling the planet through solar geoengineering could have some dramatic side effects – including an increase in droughts and... Read More

Geoengineering | Nov 14. 2017.
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