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Australian election 2022: What the manifestos say on energy and climate change

As Australians head to the polls on 21 May, voters face a decision that could have significant consequences for the nation’s efforts to cut emissio... Read More

Rest of world policy | May 13. 2022.
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Climate change made extreme rains in 2022 South Africa floods ‘twice as likely’

The extreme rainfall that triggered one of South Africa’s deadliest disasters of this century was made more intense and more likely because of clim... Read More

Attribution | May 13. 2022.
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Satellite images reveal global losses of tidal wetlands over past two decades

The Earth has lost 4,000 square kilometres (km2) of its tidal wetlands over the past 20 years, a new study finds. This is equal to an area roughly th... Read More

Nature | May 12. 2022.
Effects of Cyclone Amphan in Khulna, Bangladesh

Communities in India flooded by 'Amphan-scale cyclones' could triple by 2100

“Super cyclone Amphan” hit the Bay of Bengal in May 2020, exposing hundreds of thousands of people to flooding.  New research, published ... Read More

Extreme weather | May 9. 2022.
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Vacancy: Three-week summer journalism internship at Carbon Brief

Carbon Brief is offering an exciting opportunity for students, or recent graduates, to work with the team for three weeks this summer. This journalis... Read More

In Focus | May 6. 2022.
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China Briefing, 5 May 2022: ‘Gigantic’ wind and solar bases; Coal capacity ‘surge’; Loans for ‘clean’ coal

Welcome to Carbon Brief’s China digest.  We handpick and explain the most important climate and energy stories from China. This is an on... Read More

China Policy | May 5. 2022.
Fireman cooling off after battling a fire in hot weather in Montreal, Canada June 2021

Guest post: What have been the most extreme heatwaves in history?

In June 2021, a severe heatwave hit western North America, setting a new all-time temperature record for Canada and causing California to declare a s... Read More

Guest posts | May 4. 2022.
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Media reaction: South Asia’s 2022 heatwave and the role of climate change

For weeks, blistering heat has swept across India, Pakistan and other parts of Asia – leaving millions of people struggling with severe impacts. ... Read More

Media analysis | May 4. 2022.
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Guest post: How climate scientists should handle ‘hot models’

The latest “CMIP6” generation of climate models includes a subset of “hot models” that point towards much greater warming than expected. T... Read More

Guest posts | May 4. 2022.
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Cropped, 4 May 2022: UN land report; State of the forests; Indonesia bans palm oil exports

Welcome to Carbon Brief’s Cropped. We handpick and explain the most important stories at the intersection of climate, land, food and nature ov... Read More

Nature | May 4. 2022.
Aerial view of newly installed solar panels in Ulanqab in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in northern China

Analysis: What do China's gigantic wind and solar bases mean for its climate goals?

China is set to add at least 570 gigawatts (GW) of wind and solar power in the 14th five-year plan (FYP) period (2021–25), more than doubling its i... Read More

China Policy | May 3. 2022.
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