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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 RRS James Clark Ross, a marine research vessel, in South Georgia.

Guest post: An Antarctic voyage in search of blue carbon

A guest article from Dr David Barnes, a marine benthic ecologist at the British Antarctic Survey, and colleagues Chester Sands, Narissa Bax, Rachel... Read More

Guest posts | Aug 1. 2016.
Sunlight through winter forest in Surrey, England

Analysis: Is the UK relying on 'negative emissions' to meet its climate targets?

The Paris Agreement on climate change pledges to keep warming “well below 2C” and “pursue efforts” to limit the increase since preindustrial... Read More

Features | Apr 15. 2016.
Willow Grown To Supply Steven's Croft Biomass Power Station

Guest post: Do we need BECCS to avoid dangerous climate change?

Prof Jason Lowe is Head of Knowledge Integration and Mitigation Advice at the UK’s Met Office and lead scientist for the government-funded AVOID2... Read More

Features | Apr 14. 2016.
Pine logs stacked for collection, Sweden.

Timeline: How BECCS became climate change's 'saviour' technology

Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage - better known by the acronym "BECCS" - has come to be seen as one of the most viable and cost-effective... Read More

Features | Apr 13. 2016.
Aerial view of Earth's atmosphere

In-depth: Experts assess the feasibility of 'negative emissions'

To limit climate change to "well below 2C", as nations agreed to do in Paris last December, modelling shows it is likely that removing carbon dioxide... Read More

Features | Apr 12. 2016.
Infographic: Ten options for negative emissions

Explainer: 10 ways 'negative emissions' could slow climate change

The Paris Agreement, adopted at the COP21 climate talks in December, sets out a global aim to limit average global surface temperatures to “well... Read More

Features | Apr 11. 2016.
Carbon dioxide capture and storage facility in Schwarze Pumpe

Geoengineering is ‘no substitute’ for cutting emissions, new studies show

Attempts to limit climate change by removing carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere would not prevent the irreversible damage to the oceans,... Read More

Geoengineering | Aug 4. 2015.
Melting ice forms rivers across the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier

Reaction: Geoengineering is no substitute for cutting carbon emissions, conclude US researchers

On Tuesday, the US National Research Council  published two new reports on 'climate interventions', or what's more commonly known as... Read More

Geoengineering | Feb 11. 2015.

How we can make good decisions about geoengineering

Next month's synthesis report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is due to give the organisation's verdict on geoengineering, a... Read More

Geoengineering | Sep 30. 2014.

Why scientists need public backing to engineer the climate

As greenhouse emissions rise, scientists want to research the possibility of engineering the climate to avoid the worst impacts of global warming. ... Read More

Geoengineering | Aug 19. 2014.
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