State of the climate: How the world warmed in 2018

The climate data for 2018 is now mostly in, though the ongoing shutdown of the US government has caused some datasets to be delayed. In...

Guest post: Observations and models agree that the oceans are warming faster

Dr Lijing Cheng is an associate professor at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics in China; Prof John Abraham is a professor in the School...

Analysis: The climate papers most featured in the media in 2018

In a year dominated by events such as Brexit, royal weddings, the Salisbury poisonings, US Supreme Court nominations and the World Cup, there was...

Natural ocean fluctuations could help explain Antarctic sea ice changes

Since satellite records of sea ice began in the 1970s, the world’s poles have shown a contrasting picture. While Arctic sea ice levels have...

The Carbon Brief Interview: Prof Terry Hughes

Prof Terry Hughes is the director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University in Townsville....

Melting Antarctic ice could slow global temperature rise, study says

Cold meltwater running off Antarctica’s ice sheets and into the ocean could dampen the pace of global temperature rise, a new study suggests. The research,...

Rising CO2 levels in the ocean could benefit toxic algae, study says

Rising levels of CO2 in the ocean could spark blooms of toxic algae capable of causing harm to marine life and human health, a...

Solar geoengineering may not cool the oceans, study says

Spraying aerosols high in the stratosphere could dampen global warming over land, but may not prevent the oceans from heating up, new research says. The...

CCC: England’s coastal defences need ‘urgent’ rethink to cope with climate change

New policies are “urgently” needed to protect homes and landscapes from coastal flooding and erosion in the long term, the Committee on Climate Change...

Mapped: The Mediterranean world heritage sites at risk from sea level rise

On the eastern coast of Gibraltar, steep cliffs conceal a network of caves containing artwork and engravings that were created by Neanderthals more than...

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