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Long-term climate variability ‘could fall’ as the world warms

Long-term climate variability is the range of temperatures and weather patterns experienced by the Earth over a scale of thousands of years. New... Read More

Global temperature | Feb 6. 2018.
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State of the climate: how the world warmed in 2017

The climate data for 2017 is now in. In this article, Carbon Brief explains why last year proved to be so remarkable across the oceans, atmosphere,... Read More

Global temperature | Jan 26. 2018.

In-depth: Scientists discuss how to improve climate models

While global climate models do a good job of simulating the Earth’s climate, they are not perfect. ... Read More

Climate modelling | Jan 17. 2018.
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Timeline: The history of climate modelling

The climate models used by scientists today rely on some of the world’s most advanced supercomputers. It can take dozens of highly skilled people to... Read More

Climate modelling | Jan 16. 2018.
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Analysis: Why scientists think 100% of global warming is due to humans

The extent of the human contribution to modern global warming is a hotly debated topic in political circles, particularly in the US. ... Read More

Global temperature | Dec 13. 2017.
Dr Bill Hare

The Carbon Brief Interview: Dr Bill Hare

Dr Bill Hare is the co-founder and CEO of Climate Analytics, an international non-profit climate science and policy institute based in Germany. He is... Read More

Interviews | Dec 1. 2017.
Trondheim 22.06.2017: The science festival Starmus IV at NTNU, Trondheim, Norway. Climate Change: Facts and Fictions – Katharine Hayhoe Photo: Kai T. Dragland / NTNU

The Carbon Brief Interview: Dr Katharine Hayhoe

Dr Katharine Hayhoe is a professor in the department of political science at Texas Tech University and director of its Climate Science Center. She was... Read More

Interviews | Nov 23. 2017.
James Hansen at COP23

COP23 video: Does Donald Trump make limiting global warming to 1.5C impossible?

Carbon Brief has been talking to a range of people attending COP23, the latest annual round of United Nations climate negotiations being held this... Read More

COP23 Bonn | Nov 15. 2017.
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Analysis: Global CO2 emissions set to rise 2% in 2017 after three-year ‘plateau’

Over the past three years, global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels have remained relatively flat. However, early estimates from the Global Carbon... Read More

Global emissions | Nov 13. 2017.
KG2KDA Gran Canaria after wild fire, October 2017, view upwards through burned branches of Canarian Pine trees.

State of the climate: 2017 shaping up to be warmest ‘non-El Niño’ year

The year 2017 has seen some of the warmest temperatures ever recorded, only slightly below the record set in 2016. It has also seen unusually low... Read More

Global temperature | Nov 9. 2017.

UNEP: Six crucial actions to help close the world’s ‘emissions gap’

Current pledges by nations to reduce their emissions add up to no more than a third of the reductions needed to avoid 2C of global warming, according... Read More

Global emissions | Oct 31. 2017.
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