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Deforestation near Antananarivo, Madagascar, 2016. Credit: Zdeněk Malý / Alamy Stock Photo. HE8CK2

Africa’s tropical land emitted more CO2 than the US in 2016, satellite data shows

Africa’s tropical land released close to 6bn tonnes of CO2 in 2016, according to data taken by satellites. ... Read More

GHGs and aerosols | Aug 13. 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.
Wildfire by Skilak Lake, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. Credit: Design Pics Inc / Alamy Stock Photo.

Global extent of climate change is ‘unparalleled’ in past 2,000 years

The “globally coherent” rise in temperatures seen since the start of the industrial revolution is “unparalleled” in at least the past 2,000... Read More

Global temperature | Jul 24. 2019.
Climeworks Direct Air Capture plant

Direct CO2 capture machines could use ‘a quarter of global energy’ in 2100

Machines that suck CO2 directly from the air could cut the cost of meeting global climate goals, a new study finds, but they would need as much as a... Read More

Negative emissions | Jul 22. 2019.
Earth from space. Credit: Aflo Co., Ltd. / Alamy Stock Photo.

Guest post: A new approach for understanding the remaining carbon budget

Dr Joeri Rogelj is a lecturer in climate change and the environment at the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London, and Prof Piers Forster is... Read More

Guest posts | Jul 17. 2019.
Traffic overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, US. Credit: Bob Kreisel / Alamy Stock Photo.

Analysis: How Trump’s rollback of vehicle fuel standards would increase US emissions

The Trump administration’s plans to rollback vehicle fuel-economy standards could increase emissions from the light vehicles sector by 13%, a Carbon... Read More

US Policy | Jul 10. 2019.

Bonn climate talks: Key outcomes from the June 2019 UN climate conference

A record-breaking European heatwave provided a fitting backdrop to the latest round of UN climate change talks, in which delegates from around the... Read More

UN climate talks | Jul 1. 2019.
Sunset over the Mediterranean sea. Credit: Jacopo Ventura / Alamy Stock Photo.

Analysis: Major update to ocean-heat record could shrink 1.5C carbon budget

The UK’s Met Office recently released “HadSST4”, the largest update since 2011 to its widely used sea surface temperature (SST) record. ... Read More

Ocean warming | Jun 27. 2019.
A man throws a bucket of water on himself to ease the extreme heat, Quezon City, Philippines. 5 March, 2019. Credit: Xinhua / Alamy Stock Photo.

More than half the world could see ‘record-setting heat’ every year by 2100

More than half of the world could see new temperature records set in every single year by the end of the century if global warming is not curbed, a... Read More

Heatwaves | Jun 17. 2019.
No.10 Downing Street at night, London, UK. Credit: Jeff Gilbert / Alamy Stock Photo.

In-depth Q&A: The UK becomes first major economy to set net-zero climate goal

The UK is to raise its ambition on climate change by setting a legally binding target to cut its greenhouse gas emissions to “net-zero” by 2050,... Read More

UK emissions | Jun 12. 2019.
People take shelter under umbrellas during a heatwave in Moscow, 3 August 2018. Credit: ITAR-TASS News Agency / Alamy Stock Photo.

Northern hemisphere’s extreme heatwave in 2018 ‘impossible’ without climate change

Last summer’s unprecedented northern-hemisphere heatwave “could not have occurred without human-induced climate change”, a new study concludes. ... Read More

Attribution | Jun 12. 2019.
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