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The future of the Great Barrier Reef – and other reefs around the world – will ultimately depend on how successfully we can limit...

Webinar: Is climate change making wildfires worse?

Carbon Brief hosted its second webinar on Wednesday and a video (above) of the recording is now available to watch on YouTube. The topic for...

Global coal use may have peaked in 2014, says latest IEA World Energy Outlook

The world may never again use as much coal as during a peak in 2014, according to the latest World Energy Outlook from the...

Analysis: Dramatic shift in UK government outlook for gas and clean energy

The future UK electricity mix will have more renewables, batteries and interconnectors than expected, according to long-awaited new government projections. The shift in Department for...

UNEP: Net-zero pledges provide an ‘opening’ to close growing emissions ‘gap’

The recent net-zero pledges by major emitting countries and the potential for a “green recovery” from the Covid-19 pandemic “presents the opening” for the...

Cutting air pollution would not cause ‘near-term spike’ in global warming

A reduction in air pollution brought about by shifting away from fossil fuels would not inadvertently cause a short-term acceleration of global warming, a...

Media reaction: Pacific north-west ‘heat dome’ and the role of climate change

Less than two weeks after record-breaking temperatures forced California into a state of emergency, a severe heatwave has swept over northwestern US and Canada,...

Shipping industry must take ‘urgent action’ to meet Paris climate goals

A declaration launched today at the “One Planet” climate summit hosted by French president Emmanuel Macron has urged the shipping industry to meet the...

Climate change’s impact on soil moisture could push land past ‘tipping point’

The impact of climate change on soil moisture could push the land past a “tipping point” – turning it from a net carbon “sink”...

In-depth: The challenges facing the Dieter Helm ‘energy cost’ review

The UK government has asked Prof Dieter Helm, an economist at the University of Oxford, to carry out an energy cost review and report...

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