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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) during the closing ceremony of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21)

Guest post: Interpreting the Paris Agreement’s 1.5C temperature limit

Dr Joeri Rogelj is a research scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria, and a coordinating lead author... Read More

Guest posts | Oct 10. 2017.
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.

Analysis: How well have climate models projected global warming?

Scientists have been making projections of future global warming using climate models of increasing complexity for the past four decades. ... Read More

Global temperature | Oct 5. 2017.
The Earth from space

Guest post: Authors respond to misinterpretations of their 1.5C carbon budget paper

This is a guest post written jointly by all the authors of the widely reported – and debated – paper, Millar et al, published in Nature Geoscience... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 28. 2017.
A thermometer taking the air temperature by the Russell Glacier near Kangerlussuaq Greenland

Factcheck: Climate models have not 'exaggerated' global warming

A new study published in the Nature Geosciences journal this week by largely UK-based climate scientists has led to claims in the media that climate... Read More

Factchecks | Sep 21. 2017.
Global carbon dioxide, July 2003

Guest post: Why the 1.5C warming limit is not yet a geophysical impossibility

Dr Richard Millar is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Oxford Martin Net Zero Carbon Investment Initiative at the University of Oxford. ... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 18. 2017.

Explainer: Why the sun is not responsible for recent climate change

With a total solar eclipse sweeping across North America, everyone is suddenly paying attention to the sun. One of the most common sceptical arguments... Read More

Global temperature | Aug 18. 2017.
Field of Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor), Rock Hall, Maryland

Global warming could cause yield of sorghum crops to drop 'substantially'

Rising global temperatures could cause yields of sorghum – a cereal crop known for its resilience to heat stress and drought – to fall... Read More

Food and farming | Aug 14. 2017.
A48JB0 John humphries sue macgregor and sports reporter nick mullin in the bbc radio 4 today programme studio

Factcheck: Lord Lawson's inaccurate claims about climate change on BBC Radio 4

The Today programme, BBC Radio 4's flagship current affairs breakfast show, featured a prominent five-minute interview this morning with the climate... Read More

Factchecks | Aug 10. 2017.
J77E94 Dhaka, Bangladesh. 22nd May, 2017. DHAKA, BANGLADESH - MAY 23 : School children return home after school keeping their school bag on head to save from heat of the sun in Dhaka, Bangladesh on May 23, 2017.Temperature in Dhaka reached 38 degrees Celsius on 23rd May. Credit: Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News

State of the climate: Warm temperatures and low sea ice mark first half of 2017

The first half of 2017 has seen record low sea ice extents at both poles and near-record global average temperatures – despite the absence of a... Read More

Global temperature | Jul 21. 2017.
Krkonose National Park, Giant Mountains National Park, Eastern Bohemia, Czech Republic, Europe

Explainer: How data adjustments affect global temperature records

Over the past two centuries, the times of day, locations and methods of measuring temperature have all changed dramatically. For example, where once... Read More

Global temperature | Jul 19. 2017.
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