Guest post: Coronavirus food waste comes with huge carbon footprint

As the coronavirus pandemic disrupts supply chains around the world, it is likely that more food is being wasted than ever before at a...

Experts: How do diets need to change to meet climate targets?

The food system is a major contributor to climate change and, without significant shifts in global diets, it is unlikely the world will achieve...

Analysis: World has already passed ‘peak oil’, BP figures reveal

The world has already passed “peak oil” demand, according to Carbon Brief analysis of the latest energy outlook from oil major BP. The 2020 edition...

In-depth Q&A: What does the global shift in diets mean for climate change?

To limit global warming while feeding an expanding population, every part of the food system from farming to refrigeration will likely need to become...

Interactive: What is the climate impact of eating meat and dairy?

Food production accounts for one-quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and takes up half of the planet’s habitable surface. A taste for meat has...

Met Office: The UK’s record-breaking August 2020 heatwave

As the UK moves into autumn, it offers the opportunity to look back at the pronounced, record-breaking heatwave that hit the southeast of the...

Q&A: How the ‘climate assembly’ says the UK should reach net-zero

In January 2020, more than 100 randomly selected members of the public met in a secret location in Birmingham to begin taking part in...

Guest post: Why would anyone finance another coal power plant in China?

Government officials and state-owned energy enterprises in China are currently debating another wave of coal power investment, despite a severely diminished business case for...

Guest post: How the Greenland ice sheet fared in 2020

This year has seen exceptional warmth across much of the Arctic, with record high temperatures recorded in Svalbard, the collapse of the last remaining...

Guest post: Why does land warm up faster than the oceans?

Last year, global temperatures were 0.95C warmer than the 20th century average. Human activity is responsible for around 100% of this warming. Delving a little...

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