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James Hansen at COP23

COP23 video: Does Donald Trump make limiting global warming to 1.5C impossible?

Carbon Brief has been talking to a range of people attending COP23, the latest annual round of United Nations climate negotiations being held this... Read More

COP23 Bonn | Nov 15. 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.
JN9F5H Huge electrical storm hits the UK on 18th July 2017, lighting strikes happening every second, lasting for hours into the following morning.

Shifting storms under climate change could bring wilder winters to the UK

The UK could face harsher and more frequent winter storms if global greenhouse gas emissions aren’t curbed, a new study says. ... Read More

Storms | Nov 13. 2017.
A13E85 Benxi Steel Plant China,

Analysis: Global CO2 emissions set to rise 2% in 2017 after three-year ‘plateau’

Over the past three years, global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels have remained relatively flat. However, early estimates from the Global Carbon... Read More

Global emissions | Nov 13. 2017.
KG2KDA Gran Canaria after wild fire, October 2017, view upwards through burned branches of Canarian Pine trees.

State of the climate: 2017 shaping up to be warmest ‘non-El Niño’ year

The year 2017 has seen some of the warmest temperatures ever recorded, only slightly below the record set in 2016. It has also seen unusually low... Read More

Global temperature | Nov 9. 2017.

UNEP: Six crucial actions to help close the world’s ‘emissions gap’

Current pledges by nations to reduce their emissions add up to no more than a third of the reductions needed to avoid 2C of global warming, according... Read More

Global emissions | Oct 31. 2017.
Bridge in California over dried up river

Impact of climate change on health is 'the major threat of 21st century'

The health of millions of people across the world is already being significantly harmed by climate change, a major new report finds. ... Read More

Public health | Oct 30. 2017.
K9NHH6 View from Lempuyang mountain to traditional Balinese temple on Mount Agung slopes background. Mount Agung is highest active volcano on Bali island.

Analysis: How could the Agung volcano in Bali affect global temperatures?

While human activity has been the dominant driver of climate change over the past century, natural factors can influence short-term variations in... Read More

Global temperature | Oct 25. 2017.
DY14PF BANGLADESH District Bagerhat , cyclone Sidr and high tide destroy villages in South khali, distribution of relief goods

Study: Ending extreme poverty and limiting warming to 2C still possible

Bringing “extreme” poverty to an end will not jeopardise the chances of limiting global warming to 2C above pre-industrial levels, a new study... Read More

People | Oct 24. 2017.
BP206G Smoke in a forest, sun comes slowly through the fume, 2010

Geoengineering: Scientists in Berlin debate radical ways to reverse global warming

Research scientists, policymakers and ethicists gathered in Berlin this week to discuss the emerging field of “climate engineering” and what it... Read More

Geoengineering | Oct 11. 2017.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) during the closing ceremony of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21)

Guest post: Interpreting the Paris Agreement’s 1.5C temperature limit

Dr Joeri Rogelj is a research scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria, and a coordinating lead author... Read More

Guest posts | Oct 10. 2017.
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