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Proposals to build hundreds of new coal mines could raise global output of the fossil fuel by 30%, putting the world’s climate goals or...

Guest post: G7 climate laws ‘cut emissions by 1.3bn tonnes in 2019’

Climate laws implemented by the G7 group of major economies cut their collective carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 1.3bn tonnes (GtCO2) in 2019. That is...

China Briefing, 3 June 2021: New climate ‘leaders group’; ‘Record-breaking’ electricity consumption; ‘Artificial sun’

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...

The Carbon Brief profile: Mexico

In the latest article in a series on the world’s key emitters Carbon Brief looks at Mexico, a nation that is already bearing the...

Cooling effect of clouds ‘underestimated’ by climate models, says new study

Clouds could have a greater cooling effect on the planet than climate models currently suggest, according to new research. The paper, published in Nature Climate...

Explainer: China creates new ‘leaders group’ to help deliver its climate goals

China’s state media has provided the first details about a new high-level climate “leaders group” formed to direct the country’s emission-reducing efforts. A short news...

China Briefing, 27 May 2021: Crypto crackdown; ETS launch nears; Energy-saving data centres

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...

Vacancy: Journalist at Carbon Brief

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

Satellite data reveals impact of warming on global water cycle

Evapotranspiration – the transfer of water from the ground into the air through a combination of evaporation and transpiration – increased by 10% between...

State of the climate: 2021 off to cooler start due to fading La Niña

After a record-tying warm year in 2020, the world is on track for a cooler year in 2021, driven by moderately strong La Niña...

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