Analysis: How Trump’s rollback of vehicle fuel standards would increase US emissions

The Trump administration’s plans to rollback vehicle fuel-economy standards could increase emissions from the light vehicles sector by 13%, a Carbon Brief analysis shows. The...

CCC: UK has just 18 months to avoid ’embarrassment’ over climate inaction

The UK government only has 12-18 months left to raise its game on climate policy, or risk “embarrassment” as the likely host of the...

Europe ‘could get 10 times’ its electricity needs from onshore wind, study says

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Guest post: Understanding the UK’s recent spike in wildfires

Dr Thomas Smith is assistant professor in environmental geography in the Department of Geography & Environment at the London School of Economics. Last week marked...

France’s record-breaking heatwave made ‘at least five times’ more likely by climate change

The record-breaking heatwave that struck France last week was made at “least five times more likely” by climate change, according to a new quick-fire...

Bonn climate talks: key outcomes from the June 2019 UN climate conference

A record-breaking European heatwave provided a fitting backdrop to the latest round of UN climate change talks, in which delegates from around the world...

Analysis: Major update to ocean-heat record could shrink 1.5C carbon budget

The UK’s Met Office recently released “HadSST4”, the largest update since 2011 to its widely used sea surface temperature (SST) record. The new version provides...

Guest post: Planned growth of UK airports not consistent with net-zero climate goal

Dr Declan Finney is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Leeds’ Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS); and Dr Giulio Mattioli is...

Guest post: Air pollution and irrigation mask extremes of India’s 2019 heatwave

Dr Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, Dr Gabriel Vecchi, Dr Flavio Lehner, Dr Friederike Otto, Dr Karsten Haustein, Dr Claudia Tebaldi, Dr Maarten van Aalst...

Cold-war spy photos reveal ‘doubling’ of glacier ice loss in Himalayas

The rate of glacier retreat in the Himalayas has doubled since the late 20th century, a new study finds. By comparing modern-day satellite data to...

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