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A woman wears a protective mask in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Credit: Anan Kaewkhammul / Alamy Stock Photo. T19P7D

Cutting air pollution would not cause ‘near-term spike’ in global warming

A reduction in air pollution brought about by shifting away from fossil fuels would not inadvertently cause a short-term acceleration of global... Read More

GHGs and aerosols | Sep 18. 2019.
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.
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.
A woman clings on as typhoon Roke blows through Tokyo, Japan, 21 September 2011. Credit: Robert Gilhooly / Alamy Stock Photo. C7G6KM

Halving global warming with solar geoengineering could ‘offset tropical storm risk’

Engineering the climate to reflect away sunlight could halve global warming and offset the risk of increases in tropical storms, new research... Read More

Geoengineering | Mar 11. 2019.
Miners prepare coal for transport at a coal mine site in Changzhi, China. Credit: CPRESS PHOTO LIMITED / Alamy Stock Photo. EX2865

China’s methane emissions rise despite tougher laws, satellite data shows

Methane emissions from coal mining in China have risen despite stricter government regulations that aimed to curb the greenhouse gas, satellite data... Read More

GHGs and aerosols | Jan 29. 2019.
Cracked soil in Sarigua park, Panama. Credit: Oyvind Martinsen Documentary Collection / Alamy Stock Photo. PDATT2

Climate change’s impact on soil moisture could push land past ‘tipping point’

The impact of climate change on soil moisture could push the land past a “tipping point” – turning it from a net carbon “sink” to a source... Read More

Drought | Jan 23. 2019.
A composite image of data from ESA Sentinel-2 processed from earth-explorer.usgs.gov. Credit: J. Cook.

Guest post: Is ‘glacier carbon’ good or bad for the climate?

Dr Arwyn Edwards is a senior lecturer in biology from the University of Aberystwyth and Dr Joe Cook is a postdoctoral researcher in glaciology from... Read More

Guest posts | Dec 13. 2018.
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