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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.
Humanitarian aid in Turkana, Kenya, in response to a lingering cholera outbreak

El Niño shifts cholera burden onto East Africa

In 2015-16, one of the strongest El Niño events in recorded history played havoc with the world’s weather. Among its impacts, heavy rainfall... Read More

Public health | Apr 10. 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.

Changing climate demands new approach to flood risk, say MPs

A new report by MPs says the government could be doing a lot better at managing flooding, as well as telling people how much risk they are exposed to... Read More

Floods | Nov 2. 2016.
1.5 degrees conference at Keble College, Oxford

Highlights: Day two at the 1.5C conference on climate change in Oxford

Today saw the second and final full day of the conference “1.5 degrees: Meeting the challenges of the Paris Agreement”, organised by the... Read More

Global temperature | Sep 22. 2016.
The cliffs being eroded at the Birling Gap. The houses on the cliff are long empty and uninhabited.

UK faces urgent climate change risks, says CCC

The UK must address a number of urgent risks due to climate change, the government's climate advisers have warned. ... Read More

Risk and adaptation | | Jul 12. 2016.
Debra Roberts at the Adaptation Futures 2016 conference in Rotterdam.

The Carbon Brief Interview: Debra Roberts

In October 2015, Dr Debra Roberts was elected as the new co-chair of Working Group II (WG2) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).... Read More

Interviews | May 18. 2016.
Erasmusberg, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Video: Experts on the challenges of climate change adaptation

Scientists, policymakers and businesspeople convened in Rotterdam this week for the Adaptation Futures 2016 conference, where they discussed the... Read More

Risk and adaptation | May 13. 2016.
Shallow bleaching corals, split level with the island, Lissenung, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea,

Scientists compare climate change impacts at 1.5C and 2C

Half a degree makes a very big difference when judging how different parts of the world will feel the effects of climate change. ... Read More

Global temperature | Apr 21. 2016.
Moai statues, rano raraku, easter island, polynesia

'Disenfranchised' small islands to become increasingly arid

Many small island nations will increasingly lose access to fresh water over the course of the century — but their size means they have been... Read More

Rest of world policy | Apr 11. 2016.
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