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With all the official climate data now in, the world’s surface temperatures in 2020 have been confirmed as effectively tied with 2016 as the...

Climate change could have a ‘profound’ negative impact on child malnourishment

The negative impacts of climate change on child malnourishment could outweigh the positive effects of economic development in low- and middle-income countries, a new...

Analysis: The climate papers most featured in the media in 2020

Last year was meant to be very different. The lead up to the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement was marked out by many...

Met Office: A review of the UK’s climate in 2020

It is no exaggeration to say that 2020 has been a dramatic and memorable year for the UK – and our weather and climate...

Analysis: Which countries met the UN’s 2020 deadline to raise ‘climate ambition’?

The end of 2020 marked the moment, under the Paris Agreement’s “ratchet mechanism”, when nations were supposed to formally submit more ambitious commitments for...

Guest post: How to ‘fairly’ share emissions from goods traded around the world

Each year, close to $20tn worth of traded goods are driven, shipped and flown across the world. The global value of trade in goods...

Guest post: How human activity threatens the world’s carbon-rich peatlands

Peatlands are ecosystems unlike any other. Perpetually saturated, their wetland soils are inhospitable to many plants and trees, yet they are rich in carbon. But...

Analysis: Why the new Met Office temperature record shows faster warming since 1970s

The first major update of the UK Met Office’s global temperature dataset in eight years moves it from one of the slowest warming records...

In-depth Q&A: How does the UK’s ‘energy white paper’ aim to tackle climate change?

After months of delays, the UK government has launched a white paper setting out the government’s agenda for the energy sector and its role...

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