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Clearing of tropical rainforest south of Lake Kutubu, Papua New Guinea. Credit: Minden Pictures / Alamy Stock Photo. H7PNTF

Deforestation has driven up hottest day temperatures, study says

The average hottest day of the year in Europe, North America and Asia has been made significantly more intense as a result of deforestation since the... Read More

Plants and forests | Apr 23. 2018.
Artist's view of Sentinel-5P inside Rockot fairing.

Guest post: Do satellites hold the answer to reporting greenhouse gases?

Jane Burston is head of energy and environment at the UK’s National Physical Laboratory. ... Read More

Guest posts | Apr 23. 2018.
PSA International Brani Container Terminal with the CBD skyline, Brani Island, Singapore. Credit: Jason Knott / Alamy Stock Photo. FGRPBF

Explainer: How ‘Shared Socioeconomic Pathways’ explore future climate change

Over the past few years, an international team of climate scientists, economists and energy systems modellers have built a range of new “pathways”... Read More

Climate modelling | Apr 19. 2018.
M55JA5 Downing Street, London, UK. 20 February 2018. Claire Perry, Minister of State for Business and Energy, arrives in Downing Street for first weekly cabinet meeting since February recess. Credit: Malcolm Park/Alamy Live News.

Analysis: UK to seek advice on strengthening long-term climate goal

The UK government has announced that it wants official advice on the “implications” of aligning its climate goals with the Paris Agreement. ... Read More

UK policy | Apr 17. 2018.
Aerial view, tree nursery, Beckedorf, Lower Saxony, Germany. Credit: imageBROKER / Alamy Stock Photo. DGKWAA

World can limit global warming to 1.5C ‘without BECCS’

It is possible to limit warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial temperatures without using negative emissions from bioenergy with carbon capture and... Read More

1.5C | Apr 13. 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.
Climate models project 21st century global temperatures. Credit: Alex Kekesi / NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio

Analysis: How much ‘carbon budget’ is left to limit global warming to 1.5C?

In 2015, by signing up to the Paris Agreement on climate change, nearly every country pledged to keep global temperatures “well below” 2C above... Read More

Global temperature | Apr 9. 2018.
FA1THG Panama City Skyline from Cinta Costera Park, Panama City, Central America

Limiting global warming to 1.5C would have ‘significant economic benefits’

Holding global temperature rise to 1.5C would lead to significant economic benefits by the end of the century, a new paper suggests. ... Read More

| Apr 3. 2018.
Multi Crystalline solar cells, Shell Solar, Germany. Credit: Friedrich Stark / Alamy Stock Photo A3FNKY

In-depth: Is Shell’s new climate scenario as ‘radical’ as it says?

This week, Shell published a “radical” new climate change scenario, showing how the world could meet the “well-below 2C” goal of the Paris... Read More

Energy | Mar 29. 2018.
Swallowtail butterfly.

UK's largest butterfly could 'be lost' due to climate change

A rare butterfly could go extinct in the UK as a result of climate change, research suggests. ... Read More

Wildlife | Mar 28. 2018.
Wide atmospheric sky with clouds. Credit: Olivér Svéd / Alamy Stock Photo. G0KBFB

Solar geoengineering: Risk of ‘termination shock’ overplayed, study says

Solar geoengineering, or “solar radiation management” (SRM), is perhaps the most controversial of the different ways of limiting human-caused... Read More

Geoengineering | Mar 12. 2018.
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