Climate change (Science)

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New Data Gives Hope for Meeting the Paris Climate Targets

By | 2017-11-09T10:17:12+00:00 December 4th, 2017|News|

Global carbon pollution appears to be close to peaking Over the past half-century, growth in the global economy and carbon pollution have been tied together. When the global economy has been strong, we’ve consumed more energy, which has translated into burning more fossil fuels and releasing more carbon pollution. But over the past four years, [...]

Have psychologists found a better way to persuade people to save the planet?

By | 2017-11-08T17:10:02+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|News|

Recent studies linking people’s views on social inequality to how they think and act on environmental issues could prove crucial to changing their behaviour In the 1990s, psychologists at the University of California, Los Angeles, developed a scientific theory to account for all the prejudice and violence in the world. Social dominance theory, which attributes sexism [...]

When Media Sceptics Misrepresent Our Climate Research We Must Speak Out

By | 2017-11-07T16:05:40+00:00 November 20th, 2017|News|

Our climate paper underlined that strong action towards the 1.5C Paris goal is perhaps more valid than ever, but reading some of the media coverage you might think the opposite was true On Monday, we published a paper in the scientific journal Nature Geoscience that re-evaluated how much carbon dioxide we can still afford, collectively, to emit into [...]

2017 Set to be One of Top Three Hottest Years on Record

By | 2017-11-07T15:59:54+00:00 November 18th, 2017|News|

Data so far this year points to 2017 continuing a long-term trend of record breaking temperatures around the world, says World Meteorological Organization 2017 is set to be one of the hottest three years on record, provisional data suggests, confirming yet again a warming trend that scientists say bears the fingerprints of human actions. The [...]

Global Atmospheric CO2 Levels Hit Record High

By | 2017-11-02T11:47:28+00:00 November 13th, 2017|News|

UN warns that drastic action is needed to meet climate targets set in the Paris agreement The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increased at record speed last year to hit a level not seen for more than three million years, the UN has warned. The new report has raised alarm among scientists and [...]

BBC Apologises Over Interview with Climate Denier Lord Lawson

By | 2017-10-25T15:07:39+00:00 November 4th, 2017|News|

Exclusive: Lawson’s claim that global temperatures are not rising went unchallenged, breaching guidelines on accuracy and impartiality The BBC has apologised for an interview with the climate change denier Lord Lawson after admitting it had breached its own editorial guidelines for allowing him to claim that global temperatures have not risen in the past decade. BBC Radio [...]

Global Carbon Emissions Stood Still in 2016, Offering Climate Hope

By | 2017-10-20T17:12:16+00:00 October 25th, 2017|News|

The new data is a welcome sign of progress in the battle against global warming but many challenges remain, including methane from cattle Global emissions of climate-warming carbon dioxide remained static in 2016, a welcome sign that the world is making at least some progress in the battle against global warming by halting the [...]