Analysis: How developing nations are driving record growth in solar power

Emerging markets now account for the majority of growth in solar power, according to new data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Led by China...

Analysis: How well have climate models projected global warming?

Scientists have been making projections of future global warming using climate models of increasing complexity for the past four decades. These models, driven by atmospheric...

China Briefing, 13 May 2021: Greta Thunberg criticised; Former energy official arrested; EV boom...

Welcome to Carbon Brief’s China weekly digest. We handpick and explain the most important climate and energy stories from China over the past seven days. This...

UN: New national climate pledges will only cut emissions ‘by 2%’ over next decade

The latest round of national climate pledges falls “far short of what is required” to achieve the targets set out in the Paris Agreement,...

The Carbon Brief Profile: South Korea

As part of its series on how key emitters are responding to climate change, Carbon Brief looks at South Korea’s attempts to balance its...

Bonn climate talks: key outcomes from the May 2017 UN climate conference

Diplomats from around the world gathered in Germany over the past two weeks for the latest round of UN climate talks. The “intersessional” talks, which...

Guest post: Land management ‘blind spots’ make 1.5C goal highly unlikely

Dr Calum Brown is a scientist at the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research – Atmospheric Environmental Research (IMK-IFU), part of the Karlsruhe Institute...

Studies shed new light on Antarctica’s future contribution to sea level rise

A widely reported study in 2016 that suggested Antarctica could add more than a metre to sea levels by 2100 was likely an “overestimate”,...

Guest post: Why coal phaseout is a ‘no-regret’ plan for tackling climate change

The combustion of coal is the single most important source of climate-warming CO2 emissions. As a result, phasing out coal is one of the...

Climate change ‘tripled chances’ of Hurricane Harvey’s record rain

When Hurricane Harvey struck Texas on August 25, the state was hit by catastrophic flooding caused by record rainfall. In just three days, up...

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