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Dr Christine Shearer is a researcher and analyst for the US-based energy research group Global Energy Monitor. The global coal fleet continues to grow in...

Solar now ‘cheaper than grid electricity’ in every Chinese city, study finds

Solar power has become cheaper than grid electricity across China, a development that could boost the prospects of industrial and commercial solar, according to...

In-depth Q&A: The IPCC’s special report on climate change and land

This morning in Geneva, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its special report on climate change and land. The land provides the “food,...

Guest post: Understanding the water-energy-food nexus in a warming climate

Prof Declan Conway is a professorial research fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of...

Explainer: ‘Desertification’ and the role of climate change

Desertification has been described as the “the greatest environmental challenge of our time” and climate change is making it worse. While the term may bring...

Amazon carbon sink could be ‘much less’ due to lack of soil nutrients

A lack of nutrients in Amazonian soil could restrict the forest’s ability to soak up emissions and lead to climate change progressing faster than...

Global sea level rise began accelerating ‘30 years earlier’ than previously thought

Global sea level rise began to accelerate in the 1960s, 30 years earlier than suggested by previous assessments, a new study finds. The study, published...

Interactive: How climate change could threaten the world’s traditional dishes

Climate change is likely to alter the way that the world grows, trades and enjoys food. Warming temperatures could cause growing conditions to change –...

Climate change made Europe’s 2019 record heatwave up to ‘100 times more likely’

The run of unprecedented temperatures in July – which sent records tumbling in the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany – would have been “extremely...

Guest post: What the UK can learn from carbon pricing schemes around the world

Joshua Burke is a policy fellow and Rebecca Byrnes is a policy analyst, both at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the...

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