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Interactive: The pathways to meeting the Paris Agreement’s 1.5C limit

The Paris Agreement’s long-term goal of keeping warming “well below” 2C and aiming to limit it to 1.5C is the global benchmark for climate acti... Read More

Global temperature | Dec 8. 2023.
Stacked coniferous tree trunks in a forest in Drenthe, Netherlands.

Guest post: Why resolving how land emissions are counted is critical for tracking climate progress

The choices made about how land is used and managed play a crucial role in tackling climate change. The importance of the land use, land-use chang... Read More

GHGs and aerosols | Nov 22. 2023.
A woman with a portable fan covers her head from the soaring heat.

Analysis: ‘Greater than 99% chance’ 2023 will be hottest year on record

With three months of 2023 still remaining, Carbon Brief’s analysis reveals there is a greater than 99% chance that 2023 will be the hottest year si... Read More

Global temperature | Oct 16. 2023.
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Analysis: How low-sulphur shipping rules are affecting global warming

In 2020, international regulations to reduce air pollution from shipping imposed strict limits on the sulphur content of marine fuels. The Interna... Read More

GHGs and aerosols | Jul 3. 2023.

Analysis: Half the global population saw all-time record temperatures over past decade

More frequent and intense extreme heat is one of the major impacts of climate change. As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change�... Read More

Heatwaves | Apr 24. 2023.
The eruption of Tonga's Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai underwater volcano.

Tonga volcano eruption raises ‘imminent’ risk of temporary 1.5C breach

The eruption of Tonga’s underwater volcano in 2022 may cause global temperatures to rise, raising the risk that at least one year in the next five ... Read More

GHGs and aerosols | Jan 12. 2023.
Coal plant and wind energy at the Eemshaven Seaport in Groningen, Netherlands.

Guest post: What the tiny remaining 1.5C carbon budget means for climate policy

The latest estimates from the Global Carbon Project (GCP) show that total worldwide CO2 emissions in 2022 have reached near-record levels.  T... Read More

Guest posts | Nov 11. 2022.
Taking a core sample in the Congo peatlands in the DRC. Credit: Greenpeace/Kevin McElvaney.

Guest post: Discovering a potential ‘tipping point’ for Congo’s tropical peatland

The world’s largest tropical peatland complex lies in the centre of Africa’s Congo basin.  First mapped by my research team in 2017, we e... Read More

Guest posts | Nov 2. 2022.
Aerial view above natural gas extraction Louisiana Credit: Aerial Archives / Alamy Stock Photo.

New fossil fuels 'incompatible’ with 1.5C goal, comprehensive analysis finds

There is a “large consensus” across all published studies that developing new oil and gas fields is “incompatible” with the 1.5C target, a ne... Read More

Oil and gas | Oct 23. 2022.
Aerial view of Seattle business and financial district in Washington, USA

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

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