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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.
S07BF0 Sunlight over the sea. Credit: Gary Moger / Stockimo / Alamy Stock Photo

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.
BDDR6F Flooded rainforest floor in the wet season. Feargus Cooney / Alamy Stock Photo

Climate change and deforestation threaten world’s largest tropical peatland

Just over a year ago, scientists announced the discovery of the world’s largest intact tropical peatland in a remote part of the Congo’s vast... Read More

Plants and forests | Jan 25. 2018.
A7PKYG Aerial view of eucalyptus grandis or saligna trees in a commercial forestry plantation in South Africa Mpumalanga South Africa. Credit: AfriPics.com / Alamy Stock Photo

Geoengineering carries ‘large risks’ for the natural world, studies show

Reducing the impacts of human-caused climate change through the use of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage – better known as BECCS – could... Read More

Geoengineering | Jan 22. 2018.
D0M2HM view on the sun over inversion from Jested, Jested-Kozakov ridge, Czech Republic. Credit: Nataliya Hora / Alamy Stock Photo

New study ‘reduces uncertainty’ for climate sensitivity

Scientists have presented a new, narrower estimate of the “climate sensitivity” –  a measure of how much the climate could warm in response to... Read More

Climate sensitivity | Jan 17. 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.
Two women operating ENIAC, unknown date. Credit: Historic Computer Libraries / Wikimedia Commons

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.
View of aerosol movement created by NASA'a models and supercomputers.

Q&A: How do climate models work?

In the first article of a week-long series focused on climate modelling, Carbon Brief explains in detail how scientists use computers to understand... Read More

Climate modelling | Jan 15. 2018.
Measuring trees in Borneo.

Deforestation and drought threaten carbon storage in Borneo’s rainforests

Carbon storage in Borneo’s tropical rainforests faces a dual threat from deforestation for agriculture and droughts caused by El Niño events, a new... Read More

Plants and forests | Dec 19. 2017.
B7T95A Auto emissions- tailpipe exhaust from cars driving in town, waiting in traffic at an intersection. Image shot 2009. Exact date unknown.

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.
Floodplain in the flooded Amazon forest in Mamiraua Book

Guest post: Trees are the dominant source of methane emissions in Amazon wetlands

Prof Vincent Gauci is chair in global change ecology in the School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences at the Open University. ... Read More

Guest posts | Dec 4. 2017.
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