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Dead sea fan coral, Caribbean sea. Credit: Helmut Corneli / Alamy Stock Photo. M731Y2

Restricting global warming to 1.5C would ‘halve’ risk of marine heatwaves

Marine heatwaves could become 41 times more likely across the globe by 2100 than in pre-industrial times if little is done to stop greenhouse gas... Read More

A crop of Elephant Grass (Miscanthus) growing in a field in Worcestershire, England, UK. Credit: John James / Alamy Stock Photo. BDPD0M

Guest post: Why BECCS might not produce ‘negative’ emissions after all

Dr Anna Harper is a research fellow and lecturer in climate science in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the University... Read More

JEXGWY Landscape images from the Wind River, a tributary of the Main Peel River. Wetlands of the Peel Watershed are critical for waterfowl and numerous animals, and the boreal forest of the Peel is critical as a carbon sink in the age of climate change

Permafrost and wetland emissions could cut 1.5C carbon budget ‘by five years’

Emissions of CO2 and methane from wetlands and thawing permafrost as the climate warms could cut the “carbon budget” for the Paris Agreement... Read More

Harvesting rye crop for use as fuel for electricity generation, Shottisham, Suffolk, England. Credit: geogphotos / Alamy Stock Photo. D9TARB

Guest post: How use of land in pursuit of 1.5C could impact biodiversity

Prof Pete Smith is professor of soils & global change at the University of Aberdeen and a coordinating lead author on the Intergovernmental Panel... Read More

JCF7X8 Camunas, Toledo, Spain. 15th June, 2017. Young people drink water during the procession of the Corpus Christi. Part of Spain is experiencing a heatwave with temperatures up to 42C degrees. Credit: M.Ramirez/Alamy Live News

Guest post: Unprecedented summer heat in Europe ‘every other year’ under 1.5C of warming

Dr Andrew King is a climate scientist at the University of Melbourne and Dr Markus Donat is a climate scientist at the University of New South Wales ... Read More

Burgos wind farm, Burgos, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Credit: 500px / Alamy Stock Photo. M2KM0F

Clean energy investment ‘must be 50% higher’ to limit warming to 1.5C

An extra $460bn per year needs to be invested on the low-carbon economy globally over the next 12 years to limit global warming to 1.5C, a new paper... Read More

Teenagers taking a selfie looking out over the city in Nairobi, Kenya. Credit: Hugh Mitton / Alamy Stock Photo. G23XN7

World can limit global warming to 1.5C by ‘improving energy efficiency’

It is possible to limit global warming to 1.5C and achieve many of the sustainable development goals without “negative emissions technologies”, a... Read More

A5C16G Farmer in Bangladesh. Image shot 09/2006. Exact date unknown.

Guest post: Exceeding 1.5C of global warming will hit poorest the hardest

Dr Andrew King is a climate scientist at the University of Melbourne and Luke Harrington is a climate scientist at the University of Oxford ... Read More

J0R50R Black Rhino walking to a water hole, Etosha National Park, Namibia

Restricting global warming to 1.5C could ‘halve’ risk of biodiversity loss

Limiting global warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels rather than 2C could halve the number of vertebrate and plant species facing severe range... Read More

FBGE72 wind farm alternative energy turbines landscape uk

UK onshore wind energy potential could ‘rise by 10%’ with 1.5C warming

Wind energy in the UK could increase by 10% if the world warms to 1.5C above pre-industrial temperatures, a new study finds. ... Read More

The Carbon Brief Interview: Prof Stephen Belcher

Prof Stephen Belcher was appointed the chief scientist at the Met Office in December 2016. In 2012, he joined the Met Office as director of the Met... Read More

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