Leading economists: Green coronavirus recovery also better for economy

In the aftermath of the global coronavirus pandemic, governments are likely to mobilise significant spending to reinvigorate their economies. Our new research, based on interviews...

Global warming has ‘changed’ spread of tropical cyclones around the world

Human-caused climate change has played a role in shaping the global distribution of tropical cyclones in the past 40 years, a study finds. The number...

IEA: Coronavirus impact on CO2 emissions six times larger than financial crisis

The world’s CO2 emissions are expected to fall by 8% this year as the coronavirus pandemic shuts down much of the global economy, according...

Analysis: Coronavirus has cut CO2 from Europe’s electricity system by 39%

The coronavirus pandemic has seen entire countries locked down, with businesses, industry and travel all curtailed in an effort to limit the spread of...

Analysis: Great Britain hits coal-free electricity record amid coronavirus lockdown

Great Britain has run for a new record of 18 days, six hours and 15 minutes without burning coal to generate electricity – and counting...

Guest post: Why coal phaseout is a ‘no-regret’ plan for tackling climate change

The combustion of coal is the single most important source of climate-warming CO2 emissions. As a result, phasing out coal is one of the...

State of the climate: First quarter of 2020 is second warmest on record

This year is shaping up to be one of the warmest years on record – if not the warmest. This is particularly noteworthy because 2020...

Vacancy: Digital content executive

Carbon Brief, the award-winning website specialising in climate change, is seeking a digital content executive. Reporting to the director, you will deliver the day-to-day...

Analysis: How ‘carbon-cycle feedbacks’ could make global warming worse

Scientists making climate-change projections have to deal with a number of uncertainties. The amount of global warming will depend on the magnitude of future emissions,...

Analysis: Coronavirus set to cause largest ever annual fall in CO2 emissions

The global coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold at a staggering pace, decimating lives, livelihoods and the normal functioning of society, as well as interrupting...

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