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In-depth: Hydrogen ‘required’ to meet UK net-zero goal, says National Grid

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Guest post: Who should be responsible for removing CO2 from the atmosphere?

The need to remove CO2 from the atmosphere is, in many ways, a looming hot potato for climate policy.  Some worry that it could be...

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...

Guest post: Why low-end ‘climate sensitivity’ can now be ruled out

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Siberia’s 2020 heatwave made ‘600 times more likely’ by climate change

Siberia’s prolonged heat from January to June this year – which broke temperature records and drove polluting megafires – would have been “almost impossible” without human-caused...

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