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Guest post: How ‘discourses of delay’ are used to slow climate action

You have probably already heard a discourse of climate delay. Perhaps it came from a friend, a colleague, someone famous or someone powerful. This person...

Explainer: How the rise and fall of CO2 levels influenced the ice ages

The Earth’s climate has been quite stable over the past 11,000 years, playing an important role in the development of human civilisation.  Prior to that,...

Risk of 40C heat in the UK ‘rapidly increasing’, says Met Office

The chances of anywhere in the UK hitting 40C – a temperature not yet recorded in the country – are likely to increase rapidly in...

Scientists shed light on human causes of North Atlantic’s ‘cold blob’

As global temperatures continue to rise, there has been a stubbornly cool patch of ocean in the North Atlantic that has intrigued scientists for...

South pole warmed ‘three times faster’ than global average over past 30 years

The world’s southernmost weather station has seen record-high temperatures over the past three decades, a new study says. The Amundsen-Scott station, located at Antarctica’s south...

Analysis: China’s CO2 emissions surged past pre-coronavirus levels in May

China’s CO2 emissions have surged back from the coronavirus lockdown, rising by 4-5% year-on-year in May, analysis of new government data shows. Emissions fell an...

Guest post: How climate change misinformation spreads online

The rapid rise of social media over the past two decades has brought with it a surge in misinformation.  Online debates on topics such as...

CCC: UK risks ‘egg on face’ unless it accelerates climate plans

The UK government “must seize the opportunity” for a “green recovery”, says the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in its latest report. This “once-in-a-lifetime” chance,...

Land purchases by private companies accelerate tropical deforestation, data shows

The buying up of tropical forest by private companies and foreign governments enhances deforestation in the majority of cases, new data confirms. Palm oil, wood...

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