Q&A: How the ‘climate assembly’ says the UK should reach net-zero

In January 2020, more than 100 randomly selected members of the public met in a secret location in Birmingham to begin taking part in...

Guest post: Why would anyone finance another coal power plant in China?

Government officials and state-owned energy enterprises in China are currently debating another wave of coal power investment, despite a severely diminished business case for...

Guest post: How the Greenland ice sheet fared in 2020

This year has seen exceptional warmth across much of the Arctic, with record high temperatures recorded in Svalbard, the collapse of the last remaining...

Guest post: Why does land warm up faster than the oceans?

Last year, global temperatures were 0.95C warmer than the 20th century average. Human activity is responsible for around 100% of this warming. Delving a little...

Guest post: How climate change is turning glaciers into lakes

Lakes formed by melting glaciers around the world have increased in size by 50% over the past 30 years.  That is the main finding of...

Guest post: Learning from the contentious history of ‘carbon removal’

Large-scale carbon dioxide removal (CDR), also referred to as “negative emissions”, is increasingly seen as a key component of climate change mitigation pathways that...

Wind and solar are 30-50% cheaper than thought, admits UK government

Electricity generated from wind and solar is 30-50% cheaper than previously thought, according to newly published UK government figures. The new estimates of the “levelised...

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This is an exciting opportunity to become Carbon Brief’s new science journalist, helping us to analyse and report climate change and society’s response to...

Guest post: Are European cities delivering on their climate commitments?

At the time of writing, more than 10,000 cities around the world have committed to some form of climate action. These efforts range from...

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As part of its series on how key emitters are responding to climate change, Carbon Brief looks at whether Nigeria is likely to move...

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