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A cabin door from a WWII outpost lies on the permafrost in Greenland

Warming limit of 1.5C would 'save' huge expanses of permafrost, study says

The cost of allowing global temperature to rise to 2C, rather than capping warming at 1.5C, is an area of permafrost the size of Mexico, according to... Read More

Ice | Apr 10. 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.
Coastal erosion on the Carteret Islands, Papua New Guinea

Guest post: Adapting to climate change through ‘managed retreat’

Miyuki Hino is a doctoral student at Stanford University specialising in climate change risks and adaptation decisions. ... Read More

Guest posts | Mar 27. 2017.
Meenakshi Dewan tends to maintenance work on the solar street lighting in her village of Tinginaput, India.

Seven things that need to happen to keep global temperature rise below 2C

In late 2015, the world agreed to limit the global temperature rise to “well below 2C”. Ever since the signing of the Paris Agreement on climate... Read More

Global temperature | Mar 21. 2017.
Sea ice breaking up in spring, near Kulusuk, Greenland.

Humans causing up to two-thirds of Arctic summer sea ice loss, study confirms

Rising greenhouse gas emissions are responsible for at least half, possibly up to two-thirds, of the drop in summer sea ice in the Arctic since the... Read More

Sea ice | Mar 13. 2017.
Skier jumping on snowy slope in Switzerland

Swiss ski resorts could see 70% drop in snow cover as climate warms

Skiers heading to the slopes of the Swiss Alps could find the ski season increasingly curtailed by a lack of snow, a new study says. ... Read More

Global temperature | Feb 16. 2017.
Holley Kelly helps retrieve the CTD/Rosette ensemble from the Bering Strait, east of the Diomede Islands, June 2011

Guest post: Why NOAA updates its sea surface temperature record

This is a guest article by Prof Peter Thorne, professor of physical geography at Maynooth University in Ireland, and centre director of the Irish... Read More

Guest posts | Feb 10. 2017.
Clouds over the Atlantic Ocean

Factcheck: Mail on Sunday's 'astonishing evidence' about global temperature rise

This is a guest post by Zeke Hausfather, a climate scientist and energy systems analyst at Berkeley Earth, an independent temperature analysis... Read More

Factchecks | Feb 5. 2017.
Business Commuters Walking Home After Work, Sunset Backlit, Blurred Motion

Guest post: What can climate models tell us about impacts at 1.5C and 2C?

Dr Rachel James is a research fellow at the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford, specialising in climate modelling and African... Read More

Guest posts | Jan 25. 2017.
Sunset over Tokyo, Japan

Interactive: How much does El Niño affect global temperature?

Every day, thousands of measurements are taken across the world by weather stations, ships, satellites, floating buoys and weather balloons.... Read More

Global temperature | Jan 20. 2017.
Delicate arch trail, US

World's major climate agencies confirm 2016 as hottest year on record

Last year was the warmest year in recorded history, scientists confirmed today. With global temperatures topping 1C above preindustrial times, the... Read More

Global temperature | Jan 18. 2017.
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