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Eocene landscape (56 to 34 million years ago)

Hyperthermals: What can they tell us about modern global warming?

Around 50m years ago, Earth was struck by a series of short-term phases of rapid global warming, known collectively as “hyperthermals”. ... Read More

Climate sensitivity | Oct 9. 2017.
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Grass-fed beef will not help tackle climate change, report finds

Billed as a more environmentally friendly way to rear cattle, grass-fed beef has been the red meat of choice for many a climate-conscious carnivore. ... Read More

Food and farming | Oct 3. 2017.
Close up of jersey cows in field

Analysis: What does revised methane data mean for the Paris Agreement?

A study released today finds that global methane emissions from agriculture are much larger than previous estimates have suggested. ... Read More

GHGs and aerosols | Sep 29. 2017.

Analysis: Just four years left of the 1.5C carbon budget

Four years of current emissions would be enough to blow what’s left of the carbon budget for a good chance of keeping global temperature rise to... Read More

Global emissions | Apr 5. 2017.
James Okeyo cooks dinner on his three stone cook stove in Kisumu, Kenya. The EnDev Kenya Country Programme is helping to replace these three older charcoal stoves with cleaner, less smoky wood burning stoves. Up to December 2015, 87,000 households have switched to the improved, cleaner burning jiko kisasa (firewood stove).

Phasing out cookstoves a 'win-win' for climate and health, study shows

Replacing traditional wood and coal-burning cookstoves with cleaner technology could trim nearly a tenth of a degree from global temperature and save... Read More

Public health | Feb 1. 2017.
Thunderstorms on the Brazilian Horizon

Guest post: How scientists predicted CO2 would breach 400ppm in 2016

Prof Richard Betts is head of climate impacts research at the Met Office Hadley Centre and chair in climate impacts at the University of Exeter. ... Read More

Guest posts | Nov 8. 2016.
Green Leaves

Surge in plant growth explains slower CO2 rise over past decade

It's unequivocal that human activity is raising CO2 levels in the atmosphere. But since the start of the century, the level has stopped accelerating... Read More

Nov 8. 2016.
Air conditioners on the wall on the back street

Explainer: Why a UN climate deal on HFCs matters

Update 15/10/16 — A deal was agreed by almost 200 countries on 15 October 2016. The agreement means that developed countries will start to... Read More

GHGs and aerosols | Oct 10. 2016.
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.
Keble college Oxford

Highlights: Day one at the 1.5C conference on climate change in Oxford

More than 200 climate science and policy researchers, economists and social scientists have descended this week on Keble College in Oxford for a... Read More

Global temperature | Sep 21. 2016.
Lijiang Sunrise in Guilin China.

Scientists confirm multiple climate records broken in 2015

Last year saw records in the Earth’s climate system continue to tumble, says the latest State of the Climate report from the US National Oceanic and... Read More

Temperature | Aug 2. 2016.
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