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New Data Gives Hope for Meeting the Paris Climate Targets

By |2017-11-09T10:17:12+00:00December 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, [...]

Syria signs Paris climate agreement and leaves US isolated

By |2017-11-08T16:18:09+00:00December 1st, 2017|News|

Syria’s decision means America will be the only country outside the landmark deal if it follows through with Donald Trump’s vow to leave Syria has decided to sign the Paris agreement on climate change, the world’s final functioning state to do so. The surprise decision, taken amid a brutal civil war in the country, will leave [...]

When Media Sceptics Misrepresent Our Climate Research We Must Speak Out

By |2017-11-07T16:05:40+00:00November 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+00:00November 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+00:00November 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 [...]

Global Carbon Emissions Stood Still in 2016, Offering Climate Hope

By |2017-10-20T17:12:16+00:00October 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 [...]

Regreening the Planet Could Cut as Much Carbon as Halting Oil Use – Report

By |2017-10-25T13:49:32+00:00October 24th, 2017|News|

Natural solutions such as tree planting, protecting peatlands and better land management could account for 37% of all cuts needed by 2030, says study Planting forests and other activities that harness the power of nature could play a major role in limiting global warming under the 2015 Paris agreement, an international study showed on [...]