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‘Top 1%’ of emitters caused almost a quarter of global emissions since 1990

Just 1% of the world’s population was responsible for almost a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions over 1990-2019, new research finds. The study... Read More

GHGs and aerosols | Sep 29. 2022.
A woman sits in the shade at Primrose Hill during the severe heatwave, London, UK, 19 July 2022. Credit: xStephen Chung / Alamy Stock Photo.

Guest post: A Met Office review of the UK’s record-breaking summer in 2022

With the summer of 2022 entering the climate record books as the first time that the UK has hit an air temperature above 40C, it has without question... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 28. 2022.
Melting on the Larson c ice shelf in Antarctica

Tipping points: How could they shape the world’s response to climate change?

Researchers, economists and civil society representatives gathered in Exeter this week to discuss the prospect of “tipping points” in a warming w... Read More

Tipping points | Sep 16. 2022.
A close-up view of the rift separating Pine Island Glacier and Iceberg B-46. Credit: 2020 Images / Alamy Stock Photo.

Global warming above 1.5C could trigger ‘multiple’ tipping points

There is a “significant likelihood” that multiple “tipping points” will be crossed if global temperatures exceed 1.5C above pre-industrial le... Read More

Tipping points | Sep 8. 2022.
Drought devastated corn crops in Navasota, Texas. Credit: USDA Photo / Alamy Stock Photo.

Falling crop yields under warming could see ‘rapid’ decline in bioenergy’s potential

The impact of global warming on crop yields could reduce the effectiveness of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage – a technology often touted... Read More

Negative emissions | Sep 7. 2022.
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Guest post: Clam shells show how North Atlantic ‘tipped’ into Little Ice Age

Global warming is already showing profound and visible impacts around the world. However, some changes may be unnoticed until they occur abruptly and... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 6. 2022.
IBM 360/195 Console 1971-1982 at the Met Office. © Crown Copyright 1971-1982. Information provided by the National Meteorological Library and Archive – Met Office, UK.

Guest post: The 50th anniversary of a remarkable global-warming prediction

Today marks the 50th anniversary of a remarkable research paper on global warming. Written by meteorologist John Sawyer, the paper – entitled ... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 1. 2022.
Grey reef shark (carcharhinus amblyrhynchos) school at the surface off the island of Yap, Micronesia. Credit: David Fleetham / Alamy Stock Photo.

Guest post: How meeting the 2C goal cuts the climate risks for 25,000 marine species

Climate change is rewiring marine ecosystems at an alarming rate. Warming waters are causing the distribution of marine life to shift, with species s... Read More

Guest posts | Aug 22. 2022.

Mapped: How climate change affects extreme weather around the world

In the early 2000s, a new field of climate-science research emerged that began to explore the human fingerprint on extreme weather, such as floods, h... Read More

Attribution | Aug 4. 2022.

Media reaction: UK’s record-smashing 40C heatwave and climate change

For the first time, the UK has hit temperatures of 40C, with Coningsby in Lincolnshire registering a high of 40.3C – smashing the previous record o... Read More

Media analysis | Jul 19. 2022.
Scorched grass and empty deck chairs in Hyde Park, London, UK, during the heatwave in July 2022. Credit: Matthew Chattle / Alamy Stock Photo.

Analysis: How the UK’s ‘insane’ 40C heat was forecast ‘weeks in advance’

The UK has provisionally breached 40C for the first time ever, reaching 40.2C at London Heathrow airport. Before this heatwave, temperatures of 40C h... Read More

UK temperature | Jul 19. 2022.
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