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The influence of human-caused climate change on global drought risk could extend back for more than a century, a study finds. By studying tree-ring records...

Climate change could ‘raise stress levels’ of endangered mountain gorillas

Global warming could cause stress to endangered Virunga mountain gorillas, potentially raising the risk of health problems and early death, a new study suggests. Using...

Australian election 2019: What the manifestos say on energy and climate change

Following its hottest summer on record, Australia will head to the polls on 18 May with climate set to be high on the agenda...

The Carbon Brief Interview: Prof Joanna Haigh

Prof Joanna Haigh is a professor of atmospheric physics and co-director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College...

Guest post: How will climate change’s warming pattern look in the future?

Dr Andrew King is lecturer in climate science at the School of Earth Sciences and ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes at the...

State of the climate: Heat across Earth’s surface and oceans mark early 2019

Global surface temperatures in 2019 are on track to be either the second or third warmest since records began in the mid-1800s, behind only...

Analysis: Half of UK’s electricity to be renewable by 2025

Close to half of the UK’s electricity will come from renewable sources by 2025, according to Carbon Brief analysis of new government projections. This marks...

Guest post: The UK’s carbon footprint is at its lowest level for 20 years

Dr Anne Owen is senior research fellow at the University of Leeds’ Sustainability Research Institute. Prof John Barrett is the institute’s chair in energy...

Eating more offal could help cut meat emissions by ‘14%’

Choosing more meat by-products, such as liver, sweet breads and tripe, could help to reduce livestock emissions by as much as 14%, according to...

Analysis: Why children must emit eight times less CO2 than their grandparents

Global emissions of CO2 need to decline precipitously over the next few decades, if the world is to meet the Paris Agreement goals of...

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