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Explainer: The challenge of tackling aviation’s non-CO2 emissions

Last October, the 191 member states of the United Nation’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) agreed to a new deal to cap international aviation...

The 2004 lecture that finally convinced David Attenborough about global warming

Sir David Attenborough’s long career as a presenter of BBC natural-history programmes first began in 1953 with a three-part series called “Animal Patterns”. In the...

Sea ice falls to record lows in both the Arctic and Antarctic

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Factcheck: Will climate change bring great white sharks to UK waters?

Last week, many news publications reported on “a new study” claiming that climate change could lead several shark species to move into UK waters. For...

Climate change to become ‘greatest pressure on biodiversity’ by 2070

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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...

Q&A: How viable are floating offshore windfarms?

Earlier this week, it was widely reported that the world’s first floating windfarm is currently being installed off the coast of Peterhead in Scotland. Statoil,...

Clashes between humans and lions to increase with climate change, study says

The number of clashes between people and African lions could increase as temperatures rise, a new study suggests. The research shows that global warming could...

Guest post: India’s emissions will double at most by 2030

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