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Burgos wind farm, Burgos, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Credit: 500px / Alamy Stock Photo. M2KM0F

Clean energy investment ‘must be 50% higher’ to limit warming to 1.5C

An extra $460bn per year needs to be invested on the low-carbon economy globally over the next 12 years to limit global warming to 1.5C, a new paper... Read More

Renewables | Jun 18. 2018.
Teenagers taking a selfie looking out over the city in Nairobi, Kenya. Credit: Hugh Mitton / Alamy Stock Photo. G23XN7

World can limit global warming to 1.5C by ‘improving energy efficiency’

It is possible to limit global warming to 1.5C and achieve many of the sustainable development goals without “negative emissions technologies”, a... Read More

1.5C | Jun 4. 2018.
A5C16G Farmer in Bangladesh. Image shot 09/2006. Exact date unknown.

Guest post: Exceeding 1.5C of global warming will hit poorest the hardest

Dr Andrew King is a climate scientist at the University of Melbourne and Luke Harrington is a climate scientist at the University of Oxford ... Read More

Guest posts | May 29. 2018.
Members of COP 21 celebrate the adoption of the Paris Agreement, 12 December 2015. Credit: IISD/ENB | Kiara Worth

Guest post: Don’t shift the goalposts of Paris Agreement’s temperature limits

Dr Carl-Friedrich Schleussner is head of climate science and impacts at Climate Analytics, Dr Joeri Rogelj is a research scholar at the International... Read More

Guest posts | May 22. 2018.
Tropical forest, Martinique Island, Caribbean Sea, France. Credit: David Giral / Alamy Stock Photo. D3C8D3

Analysis: How ‘natural climate solutions’ can reduce the need for BECCS

To limit global warming in 2100 to below 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, many scientists assume that the large-scale use of negative emissions in... Read More

1.5C | May 21. 2018.
J0R50R Black Rhino walking to a water hole, Etosha National Park, Namibia

Restricting global warming to 1.5C could ‘halve’ risk of biodiversity loss

Limiting global warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels rather than 2C could halve the number of vertebrate and plant species facing severe range... Read More

Wildlife | May 17. 2018.

The Carbon Brief Interview: Prof Stephen Belcher

Prof Stephen Belcher was appointed the chief scientist at the Met Office in December 2016. In 2012, he joined the Met Office as director of the Met... Read More

Interviews | Apr 26. 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.
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